Phoenix (constellation) facts for kids
|Area||469 sq. deg. (37th)|
|Stars with planets||3|
|Stars brighter than 3.00m||1|
|Stars within 10.00 pc (32.62 ly)||2|
|Brightest star||α Phoenicis (Ankaa) (2.39m)|
|Nearest star||ν Phoenicis
( ly, pc)
|Visible at latitudes between +32° and −90°.
Best visible at 21:00 (9 p.m.) during the month of November.
Phoenix (pronounced /ˈfiːnɪks/) is a small and not-so-bright constellation in the southern sky. It is one of the birds in a "nest" of bird constellations near it. This constellation was named after the mythical phoenix.
This constellation represents a mythological bird that burns itself up every several hundred years then comes back alive from the ashes of the fire
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