Constellation The Firebird

Phoenix (The Firebird): gift, map and visability

  • Meaning: The Firebird
  • Best seen in: November
  • Family: Bayer
  • Latitude: +30° to -90°

Phoenix or The Firebird is one of the 88 constellations modern astronomers have divided the sky into. It's part of the Bayer constellation family. Phoenix is best seen in November (from latitudes +30° to -90°).

This constellation represents the mythical bird that supposedly was reborn from its own ashes. The death and rebirth of the phoenix are seen as symbolizing the daily rising and setting of the Sun. Nine main stars make up its shape with Ankaa being the brightest star. This star is located 85 light years from Earth and its name means ‘the Phoenix’ in Arabic. The myth of the Phoenix is found in Roman, Egyptian, Asian, Greek and Persian cultures.

Phoenix Constellation Map

Phoenix Constellation Map
Phoenix icon

Main Stars in The Firebird (Phoenix)

The constellation Phoenix contains several bright stars that make up its shape. Some of these main stars are known as:

  • Ankaa
  • Beta Phoenicis
  • Gamma Phoenicis
  • Kappa Phoenicis
  • Zeta Phoenicis
  • Nu Phoenicis
  • Gliese 915

Some of the deep sky objects which have been discovered in Phoenix include: Robert's Quartet, NGC 625, HLX-1, The Phoenix Cluster.

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