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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
Miram
Mekbuda
υ1 Centauri
Polis
Rana
Rastaban
ρ Lupi
Rukbat
Terebellum
Unurgunite
Tarazed
Ogma
q Carinae
λ Serpentis
b Velorum
Angetenar
β Doradus
δ Lupi
Copernicus
β Reticuli
Cerberus
Brachium
Albaldah
Adhafera
Acubens
Alkaphrah
Alherem
Alfirk
δ Pavonis
Guniibuu
La Superba
ι1 Scorpii
Elgafar
Menkar
Rasalgethi
Tureis
van Maanen's Star
Mirfak
Mira
φ Aquarii
Alkarab
k Orionis
HO Librae
Wezen
Wolf 359
Ran
Deneb Algedi
Alchiba
δ Andromedae
λ Andromedae
64 Eridani
Lalande 21185
Lalande 18115
Acamar
ζ Trianguli Australis
Achird
π5 Orionis
Kitalpha
Hatysa
Keid
Dalim
Mebsuta
Deneb
Zaniah
Meissa
Proxima Centauri
Yed Prior
Dabih Major
α Centauri B
ε Reticuli
Almaaz
Sirius B
Sadr
Sun
Sulafat
Arneb
Suhail
Saiph
Aspidiske
Betelgeuse
Atria
Sirius
Enif
Avior
Azmidi
Sargas
Barnard's Star
η Carinae
Shaula
Sham
Errai
β Hydri
Antares
FI Virginis
Schedar
α Telescopii
Castor B
Rigel
α Centauri A
Ross 154
Alnilam
Alnitak
Gliese 536
WX Ursae Majoris
Gliese 412 A
λ Leporis
Pleione
Teegarden's Star
Caph
Capella
Gacrux
Canopus
BZ Crucis
Naos
Aludra
Saclateni
Polaris
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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