The small southern constellation of
Piscis Austrinus is faint and unremarkable but for one
star - Fomalhaut. Just twenty-five light years away
from Earth's Solar System, Fomalhaut
is the tenth brightest star in the southern sky,
with a strong magnitude of +1.2. Surrounding the star are several rings of debris, and within these rings orbits an object that appears to be a planet. Known as Dagon or Fomalhaut b, this planet, or planet-like object, is notable as one of very few such objects to have been directly captured in an image.