Abbreviation:  Per
English Name:  The Hero
Genitive: Mirfak
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.

Messier Objects

  • No Messier objects in Phoenix.

Features of Interest

  • NGC 625  –  Dwarf Irregular Galaxy; (Magnitude: +11.1.) large patchy, but faint and very elongated.

Named Stars

  • 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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