σ Piscium

Sigma Piscium is the tip of one of the two fish represented by this constellation.

This is only a 5.5 visual magnitude star, barely visible to the naked eye.

Sigma Piscium is described in literature as both a yellow giant and a blue main-sequence star, a confusion that stems from the fact that its spectral type is reported differently; some references give B9.5 and others G8.

It's found 15 west of alpha Andromedae and a couple of degrees to the north: binoculars.

Even easier is to enter Pisces from the top by dropping straight down from beta Andromedae five degrees (that is, if you put beta And at the top of your glasses, sigma Piscium is in the same field of view.

Just east of sigma, less than a degree, is the multiple (but faint) binocular system 76 Piscium (S 393):
      AB: 6.4, 10.6; 296, 58.5".
      AC: 6.4, 11.7; 234, 138.9".

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