Abbreviation: Â Per
English Name: Â The Hero
Hemisphere:Â Â Northern Hemisphere
Location:Â Between the constellations of Camelopardalis and Andromeda.
Visible between latitudes: Â +90 and -35 degrees
Best season: Winter
Seen in three seasons:Â Autumn, Winter & Spring.
Best seen in:Â December
Seen between:Â August and April.
Right Ascension (RA):Â Â 03 hour
Declination (DEC):Â Â +45 degrees
Area (square degrees): Â 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 theÂ galactic planeÂ of the Milky Way, and there are no prominent star clusters.
- No Messier objects in Phoenix.
Features of Interest
- NGC 625 Â – Â Dwarf Irregular Galaxy; (Magnitude: +11.1.) large patchy, but faint and very elongated.
- Ankaa Â (Alpha Phe)
- Photo of the constellation;Â Phoenix, as it appears to the naked eye. (Lines have been added for clarity.)
- Sky Chart Â – Â Phoenix
- List of stars in Phoenix.
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