Phoenix: The PhoenixPronunciation: FEE-nix
|Phoenix Constellation Profile|
|Abbreviation: Phe||Genitive: Phoenicis|
|Origin: Keyser/de Houtman||Location: Southern Hemisphere|
|Best View (North): Autumn||Best View (South):|
|Bordering Constellations: Tucana, Hydrus, Eridanus, Fornax, Sculptor, Grus|
The Myth Behind the Constellation PhoenixPhoenix is a modern constellation created by Pieter Dirkszoon Keyser and Frederick de Houtman in the late sixteenth century. It represents the large mythical bird. The Phoenix is the symbol of rebirth. It would immolate itself in intervals of about 500 years. At the end of its life cycle it would build a pyre out of twigs and spices and once lit, it would allow it to become consumed by the flames. Out of the ashes a new Phoenix would be born.
Phoenix Constellation Points of InterestInteresting stars and objects.
Bright Stars in PhoenixThese are the stars in Phoenix with a minimum magnitude of 3.0.
|Ankaa||Alpha Phoenicis||2.40||Orange||99 suns||77 ly|