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SunriseRise: 6:46  
clear_day Transit: 12:11  
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Phoenix (The Phoenix) Constellation

Altitude: -79.6°   Azimuth: 69.4°   Direction: East-North-East

Phoenix (pronounced ˈfiːnɪks) is the Latin name of a large constellation (in fact it extends itself for about 34 degrees across the sky) situated south of the celestial equator. As such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere.

In English language this constellation is also known as "The Phoenix" while in astronomical texts and literature this constellation is often abbreviated as "Phe" (according to the standard of the International Astronomical Union - IAU) or as "Phoe" (according to a naming convention used by NASA).

The Latin genitive of the constellation name is "Phoenicis" (pronounced fɪˈnaɪsɪs) and it is used to identify some of the brightest stars in this constellation based on the Bayer or Flamsteed star naming convention. For instance: α Phoenicis (the brightest star of Phoenix based on the Bayer catalog); or 23 Phoenicis (the 23th star in the constellation of Phoenix based on the Flamsteed catalog).

Phoenix is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.
Available Resources for Phoenix

Sky Chart of Phoenix Constellation

Here we provide a simplified sky chart of the Phoenix constellation. Alternatively it is possible to locate Phoenix in the night sky using our Online Interactive Planetarium.

Chart of  constellation
This constellation image is derivatve work based on original work by IAU and Sky & Telescope magazine (Roger Sinnott & Rick Fienberg) CC-BY-3.0.

Visibility of Phoenix Constellation

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

Phoenix is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

The rise and set times provided here are just directional indications and they refer to a point approximately placed at the center of the constellation. In case of very large constellations (like Phoenix actually is) these times can have little relevance.

Bright Stars in Phoenix Constellation

The table below lists the top 20 brightest stars in the Phoenix constellation. See also the complete list of 68 stars brighter than magnitude 6.5 (approximate) in the constellation of Phoenix. Click on each star to see more details about it.

HR Number(*) Star designation Proper name Visual magnitude Color Notes
HR99 α Phoenicis Ankaa 2.39 Double;
HR322 β Phoenicis 3.31 Variable; Multiple;
HR429 γ Phoenicis 3.41 Variable;
HR25 ε Phoenicis 3.88
HR338 ζ Phoenicis Wurren 3.92 Variable; Multiple;
HR100 κ Phoenicis 3.94
HR440 δ Phoenicis 3.95
HR191 η Phoenicis 4.36 Double;
HR555 ψ Phoenicis 4.41 Variable;
HR180 μ Phoenicis 4.59
HR8949 ι Phoenicis 4.71 Variable; Double;
HR8959 4.74
HR125 λ1 Phoenicis 4.77 Double;
HR574 4.83
HR370 ν Phoenicis 4.96
HR558 φ Phoenicis 5.11
HR9069 π Phoenicis 5.13
HR602 χ Phoenicis 5.14
HR9006 σ Phoenicis 5.18
HR331 υ Phoenicis 5.21 Double;
...go to the complete list of 68 bright stars in the constellation of Phoenix

(*) HR stands for Harvard Revised Bright Star Catalogue, which is also known as the Yale Catalogue of Bright Stars.

Deep Sky Objects in Phoenix Constellation

The table below lists the 20 brightest deep sky objects in the Phoenix constellation. See also the complete list of 63 deep sky objects in the constellation of Phoenix. The list includes objects from the Messier, New General Catalogue (NGC) and Index Catalogue (IC).

Name Type Magnitude
IC 5328 Galaxy 11.03 (V)
NGC 625 Galaxy 11.25 (V)
IC 5325 Galaxy 11.27 (V)
NGC 7796 Galaxy 11.3 (V)
NGC 7744 Galaxy 11.35 (V)
NGC 7690 Galaxy 12.01 (V)
NGC 7689 Galaxy 12.14 (B)
NGC 7702 Galaxy 12.22 (V)
IC 1633 Galaxy 12.23 (B)
NGC 7764 Galaxy 12.3 (V)
NGC 692 Galaxy 13.06 (B)
IC 1625 Galaxy 13.11 (B)
NGC 454 NED01 Galaxy 13.11 (B)
NGC 7764A Galaxy 13.19 (V)
NGC 238 Galaxy 13.28 (B)
NGC 641 Galaxy 13.34 (B)
NGC 312 Galaxy 13.4 (B)
NGC 323 Galaxy 13.55 (B)
NGC 893 Galaxy 13.57 (B)
...go to the complete list of 63 deep sky objects in the constellation of Phoenix