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Al Sumut

Alpha Pyxidis

Relative Galactic Position of Alpha Pyxidis

The Galactic position and direction of Alpha Pyxidis relative to Earth's Sun. Note that, at this extreme scale, the two stars are effectively in the same place.

With an apparent magnitude of +3.7, this is a rather faint star to an observer on Earth. Nonetheless, it is the brightest in the sparse constellation of Pyxis.

Image of Alpha Pyxidis

Irregularities in the structure of Alpha Pyxidis mean that its brightness changes over time. While it appears dim and faint from Earth, this is due to its great distance of more than 800 light years - in fact, it is a gigantic, powerful and brilliant star.

HR Diagram
15 Lyncis
Alfirk
Alherem
Alnilam
Alnitak
α Centauri A
α Centauri B
α Doradus
Alphard
Altair
Aludra
Antares
Arneb
Aspidiske
Atria
Avior
b Velorum
Barnard's Star
β Doradus
β Hydri
β Pyxidis
β Reticuli
Betelgeuse
Brachium
BZ Crucis
Canopus
Capella
Caph
d Serpentis
Dabih Major
δ Andromedae
δ Lupi
δ Pavonis
Deneb
Deneb Algedi
Denebola
Enif
ε Reticuli
Errai
η Carinae
FI Virginis
Fornacis
Gacrux
Gliese 536
Hatysa
HO Librae
Hoedus I
ι1 Scorpii
k Orionis
κ Andromedae
Kaus Australis
Kitalpha
Kraz
Lalande 18115
Lalande 21185
λ Andromedae
λ Leporis
λ Serpentis
Mebsuta
Mekbuda
Menkar
Miaplacidus
Mira
Mirfak
Muphrid
Naos
ν Centauri
ω Lupi
ο Cassiopeiae
φ Aquarii
π5 Orionis
Polaris
Polis
Proxima Centauri
q Carinae
Rastaban
ρ Lupi
Rigel
Ross 154
Rukbat
Sadr
Saiph
Shaula
Sirius
Sirius B
Suhail
Sun
Tarazed
Teegarden's Star
θ Arae
θ2 Tauri
Tureis
υ1 Centauri
van Maanen's Star
Wolf 359
Yed Prior
Zaniah
ζ Cephei
ζ Trianguli Australis
Al Sumut

Hertzprung-Russell diagram plotting the temperature and luminosity of Al Sumut (marked by the red circle) relative to other stars.

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