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Phoenix

The Phoenix

Abbreviation: Phe
Genitive: Phoenicis

The constellation of Phoenix

At the end of the sixteenth century the observations of Dutch explorers Pieter Dirkszoon Keyser and Frederick de Houtman allowed Dutch astronomer Petrus Plancius to create this constellation.

Notable Features

Designation Name Description
Phoenicids Meteors in the this December shower tend to be very slow and relatively faint. Activity can vary greatly from year to year, with current levels virtually nonexistent.
α Phe Ankaa As befitting the name of the constellation, Ankaa means 'fabulous bird' in Arabic.