Arabic Arabic: These stars belong to spectral classes in the range A2-F5, they vary in magnitude by up to 0. NGC 87 has a visual magnitude of 14. NGC 89 lower middle is another spiral galaxy with two large spiral arms. The constellation was originally introduced by the Dutch astronomer and cartographer Petrus Plancius from the observations of the Dutch navigators Frederick Houtman and Pieter Dirkszoon Keyser in the late 16th century.
Many astronomical naming systems give the constellation in which an object is found along with a designation in order to convey a rough idea in which part of the sky it is located. Publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia. Binary stars are common as the nuclei of many planetary nebulae.
The first depiction of this constellation in a celestial atlas was in Johann Bayer 's Uranometria of 1603.
Named after the mythical phoenix , it was first depicted on a celestial atlas by Johann Bayer in his 1603 Uranometria. The constellation was created by Pieter Dirkszoon Keyser and Frederick de Houtman to fill in the voids in the astronomical charts.
The hipparcos satellite scanned and detailed 1401 stars. It has already depleted its hydrogen energy and is now working through its helium stock. One of its arms, about 100,000 light-years long, has been distorted by interactions and contains a large quantity of dust. It has an apparent magnitude of 3. The first depiction of this constellation in an atlas was in the German cartographer Johann Bayers Uranometria of 1603. Phoenix Mythology The Phoenix was an Egyptian Legend rather than a Greek on which most other constellations are based on.
Phoenix is a minor constellation in the southern sky. This fixed point slowly moves across the sky during the due to the Earth turning on its axis. It is an orange giant of apparent visual magnitude 2.
Blacksburg, VA: The constellation contains 47 Tucanae, one of the brightest globular clusters in the sky and it first appeared on a 35-centimetre-diameter celestial globe published in 1598 in Amsterdam by Plancius with Jodocus Hondius. In another version of the tale, the young phoenix would embalm the ashes of the dead one in an egg made of myrrh and carry the egg to the Egyptian city Heliopolis. The short mythological story is that it was a bird that rose from the ashes.
It is most visible from locations such as Australia and South Africa during late Southern Hemisphere spring.
The constellations Tucana, Grus, Phoenix and Pavo are collectively known as the Southern Birds, Tucana is not a prominent constellation as all of its stars are third magnitude or fainter, the brightest is Alpha Tucanae with an apparent visual magnitude of 2.