Why turkey has the same name as Turkey
bright star in the constellation Piscis Austrinis, 1594, from Arabic Fum al Hut "the Fish's Mouth," which describes its position in the imaginary star-picture.
the 17th star (excluding the Sun) in order of apparent brightness. It is used in navigation because of its conspicuous place in a sky region otherwise lacking in bright stars. It lies in the southern constellation Piscis Austrinus, about 25 light-years from the Earth. A white star, it has an apparent magnitude of 1.18. A sixth-magnitude companion star is yellow.