Phoenix (constellation)

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Phoenix
Constellation
Phoenix
AbbreviationPhe
GenitivePhoenicis
Right ascension0
Declination−50
Area469 sq. deg. (37th)
Main stars4
Bayer/Flamsteed
stars
25
Stars with planets3
Stars brighter than 3.00m1
Stars within 10.00 pc (32.62 ly)2
Brightest starα Phoenicis (Ankaa) (2.39m)
Messier objects0
Meteor showersPhoenicids
Bordering
constellations
Sculptor
Grus
Tucana
Hydrus (corner)
Eridanus
Fornax
Visible at latitudes between +32° and −90°.
Best visible at 21:00 (9 p.m.) during the month of November.

Phoenix (pronounced /ˈfiːnɪks/) is a small and not-so-bright constellation in the southern sky. It is one of the birds in a "nest" of bird constellations near it. This constellation was named after the mythical phoenix.

Mythology[change | change source]

This constellation represents a mythological bird that burns itself up every several hundred years then comes back alive from the ashes of the fire

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