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Gamma Phoenicis

Proper NameNone
Bayer DesignationGamma Phoenicis
Flamsteed NumberNone
HR (BSC)429
Right Ascension1h 28m 22s
Declination-43° 19' 6"
Distance234 light years
72 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +3.4
Absolute: -0.8
Spectral ClassM0IIIa red giant
Optimum VisibilityOctober / November
NotesThe red giant Gamma Phoenicis appears to be a doubly variable star. It has a small companion, detected only by spectroscopic means, that periodically eclipses the primary star, and in addition there is evidence that the red giant itself is given to irregular variations in its brightness.


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