The bright star Fomalhaut in the constellation of Piscis Austrinus

This chart shows the location of the bright star Fomalhaut in the constellation of Piscis Austrinus (The Southern Fish). This map shows most of the stars visible to the unaided eye under good conditions. Fomalhaut is the brightest star in the constellation and one of the brightest stars known to have an orbiting planet. It lies about 25 light-years from the Earth and is surrounded by a huge disc of dust.

Credit:

ESO, IAU and Sky & Telescope

About the Image

Id:eso1216b
Type:Chart
Release date:12 April 2012, 15:00
Related releases:eso1216
Size:3338 x 3312 px

About the Object

Name:Fomalhaut
Type:• Unspecified : Sky Phenomenon : Night Sky : Constellation
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