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ι Phoenicis (iota Phoenicis)

Altitude: -60.2°   Azimuth: 89.6°   Direction: East

ι Phoenicis is a variable and double main-sequence star in the constellation of Phoenix.

ι Phoenicis visual magnitude is 4.71. Because of its moderate brightness, ι 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 ι Phoenicis is 0.046 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.001 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of ι Phoenicis (iota Phoenicis) star
DSS2 image of ι Phoenicis. The red arrow shows the motion of ι Phoenicis during the next 10000 years (7.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.17 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about ι Phoenicis


ι Phoenicis (iota Phoenicis) is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -60.2°
Azimuth: 89.6°
Direction: East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of ι Phoenicis

ι 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 ι Phoenicis are provided in the following table:

23h 35m 04s
-42° 36’ 54”

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

Finder chart ι Phoenicis (iota Phoenicis) star
Simplified finder chart for ι Phoenicis (iota Phoenicis).

Visibility of ι Phoenicis from your location

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

ι Phoenicis (iota Phoenicis) is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Distance of ι Phoenicis from the Sun and relative movement

ι Phoenicis is distant 273.49 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 19 kilometers per second.

83.89 pc
273.49 ly
19 km/s
0.046 arcsec/year
-0.001 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of ι Phoenicis

ι Phoenicis belongs to spectral class A2 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star. ι Phoenicis is also a SrCrEu chemically peculiar star.


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

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

ι Phoenicis star system properties

ι Phoenicis is a visual double star which can be observed only with the help of very large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the ι Phoenicis double sysyem:

7.7 arcsec

Alternative designations of ι Phoenicis

ι Phoenicis
(iota Phoenicis)