The Constellation Phoenix

by Dominic Ford
Phoenix Phoenix
The constellation Phoenix. Roll mouse over to see labels.
Source: Stellarium.

Phoenix is a southern constellation which appears highest in the midnight sky in the months around October.

It was among a dozen constellations introduced by Pieter Dirkszoon Keyser and Frederick de Houtman which celebrate rare or exotic animals, and first appeared on star maps in 1598.

It contains one second magnitude star, Ankaa, but is otherwise rather faint. Lying well away from the Milky Way, its only deep sky offerings are faint galaxies.

Date First Appeared
1598 (Keyser & de Houtman)
Sky Area
1.1% of the sky
469.3 square degrees
Messier Objects
Phoenix contains no Messier objects
Caldwell Objects
Phoenix contains no Caldwell objects
Neighbors
The following constellations neighbor Phoenix: Eridanus, Fornax, Grus, Hydrus, Sculptor, Tucana.
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Brightest Objects in Phoenix

Stars Open Clusters Globular Clusters Galaxies
Stars Open Clusters Globular Clusters Galaxies
Ankaa (mag 2.4) NGC 348 (mag 0.0)
β-Phe (mag 3.4) NGC 692 (mag 0.0)
γ-Phe (mag 3.4) IC 1615 (mag 0.0)
ε-Phe (mag 3.9) IC 1650 (mag 0.0)
κ-Phe (mag 3.9) NGC 87 (mag 0.0)
δ-Phe (mag 3.9) NGC 215 (mag 0.0)
ζ-Phe (mag 4.0) NGC 482 (mag 0.0)
η-Phe (mag 4.4) NGC 889 (mag 0.0)
ψ-Phe (mag 4.4) IC 1594 (mag 0.0)
μ-Phe (mag 4.6) IC 1627 (mag 0.0)
ι-Phe (mag 4.7) NGC 92 (mag 0.0)
HD 222095 (mag 4.7) NGC 319 (mag 0.0)
λ¹-Phe (mag 4.8) NGC 641 (mag 0.0)
HD 12055 (mag 4.8) IC 1605 (mag 0.0)
ν-Phe (mag 5.0) IC 1633 (mag 0.0)
φ-Phe (mag 5.1) NGC 31 (mag 0.0)
π-Phe (mag 5.1) NGC 159 (mag 0.0)
χ-Phe (mag 5.2) NGC 324 (mag 0.0)
σ-Phe (mag 5.2) NGC 368 (mag 0.0)
υ-Phe (mag 5.2) NGC 822 (mag 0.0)
ρ-Phe (mag 5.2) IC 1617 (mag 0.0)
HD 6245 (mag 5.4) IC 1796 (mag 0.0)
HD 8651 (mag 5.4) NGC 88 (mag 0.0)
HD 2490 (mag 5.4) NGC 238 (mag 0.0)
120-Phe (mag 5.5) NGC 576 (mag 0.0)

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39.04°N
77.49°W
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