Phoenix (constellation)

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List of stars in Phoenix
Abbreviation: Phe
Genitive: Phoenicis
Symbology: the Phoenix
Right ascension: 0 h
Declination: −50°
Area: 469 sq. deg. (37th)
Main stars: 4
Bayer/Flamsteed stars: 25
Stars known to have planets: 3
Bright stars: 1
Nearby stars: 2
Brightest star: α Phoenicis (Ankaa) (2.39m)
Nearest star: ν Phoenicis (49.1 ly)
Messier objects: 0
Meteor showers: Phoenicids
Bordering constellations: Sculptor
Hydrus (corner)
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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