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Pisces (Fishes)

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Van Maanen's Star, at 12.36 magnitude, is located in this constellation. Pisces contains one galaxy that is listed in Charles Messier's catalog, named the spiral galaxy Messier 74.

In Greek Mythology, Pisces represents the fish into which Aphrodite and her son Eros transformed into in order to escape the fire god Typhon; they are tied together to make sure they do not lose each other.

Neighbouring Constellations

Andromeda (Andromeda)

Aquarius (Waterbearer)

Aries (Ram)

Cetus (Whale)

Pegasus (Flying Horse)

Picture of Pisces