English Name: The Hero
Hemisphere: Northern Hemisphere
Location: Between the constellations of Camelopardalis and Andromeda.
Visible between latitudes: +90 and -35 degrees
Best season: Winter
Seen in three seasons: Autumn, Winter & Spring.
Best seen in: December
Seen between: August and April.
Right Ascension (RA): 03 hour
Declination (DEC): +45 degrees
Area (square degrees): 615 (24th)
Phoenix (The Phoenix)
- Phoenix is a minor constellation, lies near the southern end of Eridanus (The River), close to the bright star – Achernar.
- The constellation does not lie on the galactic plane of the Milky Way, and there are no prominent star clusters.
- No Messier objects in Phoenix.
Features of Interest
- NGC 625 – Dwarf Irregular Galaxy; (Magnitude: +11.1.) large patchy, but faint and very elongated.
- Ankaa (Alpha Phe)
- Photo of the constellation; Phoenix, as it appears to the naked eye. (Lines have been added for clarity.)
- Sky Chart – Phoenix
- List of stars in Phoenix.
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