A constellation of the southern sky, representing the phoenix. Its brightest star is Alpha Phoenicis, magnitude 2.4. Beta Phoenicis is a close double, magnitudes 4.0 and 4.2. Zeta Phoenicis is an eclipsing binary that varies between magnitudes 3.9 and 4.4 every 1.67 days.
Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics.