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 .
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NEBULAE AND STAR CLUSTERS
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