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ψ Phoenicis (psi Phoenicis)

Altitude: -83.9°   Azimuth: 33.3°   Direction: North-North-East

ψ Phoenicis is a variable giant star in the constellation of Phoenix.

ψ Phoenicis visual magnitude is 4.41. Because of its moderate brightness, ψ 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 ψ Phoenicis is -0.086 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.087 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of ψ Phoenicis (psi Phoenicis) star
DSS2 image of ψ Phoenicis. The red arrow shows the motion of ψ Phoenicis during the next 10000 years (-14.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -14.50 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about ψ Phoenicis


ψ Phoenicis (psi Phoenicis) is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -83.9°
Azimuth: 33.3°
Direction: North-North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of ψ Phoenicis

ψ 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 ψ Phoenicis are provided in the following table:

01h 53m 38s
-46° 18’ 09”

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

Finder chart ψ Phoenicis (psi Phoenicis) star
Simplified finder chart for ψ Phoenicis (psi Phoenicis).

Visibility of ψ Phoenicis from your location

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

ψ Phoenicis (psi Phoenicis) is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Distance of ψ Phoenicis from the Sun and relative movement

ψ Phoenicis is distant 321.18 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 2 kilometers per second.

98.52 pc
321.18 ly
2 km/s
-0.086 arcsec/year
-0.087 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of ψ Phoenicis

ψ Phoenicis belongs to spectral class M4 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


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

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

Alternative designations of ψ Phoenicis

ψ Phoenicis
(psi Phoenicis)