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Transcript of Phoenix Constellation
Alpha phoenicis (more commonly known as ankaa)
is an orange giant. It has a magnitude of 2.37, making it the brightest star in the constellation. It is 77 light years away from earth, and it's surface temperature is 4500 k Phoenix's Beta star (or beta phoenicis) is a binary yellow giant. It's surface temperature is roughly 4950 k. It is the second brightest star in Phoenix constellation with a magnitude of 3.31.
Scientists have not been able to find an accurate distance to Beta phoenicis. The gamma star in Phoenix is about 235 light years from earth. It is an "m" class binary giant. It has a magnitude of 3.41
I'ts surface temperature is 3900k and it is red. An interesting fact about Phoenix is that it has one annual meteor shower associated with the constellation. Phoenix peaks around December 5th each year, when there is normally a meteor shower. The shower is called "The Phoenicids". They are best seen from the Southern Hemishphere. Sciencespot.com
topastronomer.com It was named after the mythical firebird creature, that supposedly lived for 500 years, and then was able to die, and be reborn again. This constellation was named this because it resembled a large bird in the sky.