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Phoenix (abbr. Phe, gen. Phoenicis)





The Firebird. Phoenix is a southern constellation lying near Achernar between Hydrus and Sculptor. Among its interesting objects are SX Phoenicis, the type star for a class of pulsating variable (see SX Phoenicis star), which has the remarkably short period of 79 minutes (magnitude range 6.8 to 7.5; R.A. 23h 46.5m, Dec. -41° 35') and the Phoenix Dwarf irregular galaxy. See below for details of the constellation's brightest stars .


Phoenix constellation
Phoenix. © 2003 Torsten Bronger.
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Stars brighter than magnitude 4.0
Star Visual
mag.
Abs.
mag.
Spectral
type
Distance
(lt-yr)
R.A. (h m s) Dec. ( ° ' '' )
Alpha (Ankaa) 2.40 0.52 K0III 77 00 26 12 -42 18 22
Beta 3.32 -0.60 G8IIIv 198 01 06 03 -46 43 07
Gamma 3.41 -0.87 K5II 234 01 28 22 -43 19 06
Zeta 3.94v -0.73 B6V+B9V 280 01 08 23 -55 14 45
Epsilon 3.88 0.71 K0III 140 00 09 25 -45 44 51
Kappa 3.93 2.07 A7V 77 00 26 12 -43 40 48
Delta 3.93 0.66 K0III 147 01 31 15 -49 04 22


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