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ε Phoenicis (epsilon Phoenicis)

Altitude: -71.1°   Azimuth: 83.2°   Direction: East

ε Phoenicis is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Phoenix.

ε Phoenicis visual magnitude is 3.88. Because of its moderate brightness, ε Phoenicis should be easily visible from locations with dark skies, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skies affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of ε Phoenicis is 0.124 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.181 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of ε Phoenicis (epsilon Phoenicis) star
DSS2 image of ε Phoenicis. The red arrow shows the motion of ε Phoenicis during the next 1000 years (2.07 arcmin in Right Ascension and -3.02 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about ε Phoenicis


ε Phoenicis (epsilon Phoenicis) is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -71.1°
Azimuth: 83.2°
Direction: East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of ε Phoenicis

ε Phoenicis is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of ε Phoenicis are provided in the following table:

00h 09m 24s
-45° 44’ 51”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of ε Phoenicis in the sky:

Finder chart ε Phoenicis (epsilon Phoenicis) star
Simplified finder chart for ε Phoenicis (epsilon Phoenicis).

Visibility of ε Phoenicis from your location

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

ε Phoenicis (epsilon Phoenicis) is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Distance of ε Phoenicis from the Sun and relative movement

ε Phoenicis is distant 140.03 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 9 kilometers per second.

42.96 pc
140.03 ly
-9 km/s
0.124 arcsec/year
-0.181 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of ε Phoenicis

ε Phoenicis belongs to spectral class K0 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where ε Phoenicis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of ε Phoenicis. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of ε Phoenicis

ε Phoenicis
(epsilon Phoenicis)