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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
υ1 Centauri
Miram
Minkar
Mekbuda
Markeb
Minchir
Polis
Rukbat
Rastaban
Rana
Sharjah
θ Hydrae
Nashira
ο1 Cygni
ω Capricorni
Alshain
Axólotl
b Velorum
Copernicus
Cerberus
β Reticuli
β Doradus
Acubens
Adhafera
Alkaphrah
Alfirk
Albaldah
Guniibuu
Gumala
Grafias
Felixvarela
La Superba
ι1 Scorpii
Hoggar
Ebla
Dombay
δ Arae
Achird
Caph
W Virginis
Rigel
van Maanen's Star
Capella
HR 7687
ρ Cygni
UV Ceti
Brachium
Canopus
BZ Crucis
ι Canis Majoris
Deneb Algedi
Wezen
δ Pavonis
Proxima Centauri
δ Andromedae
Lalande 18115
15 Orionis
KX Librae
ζ Trianguli Australis
Polaris
Kitalpha
δ Circini
π5 Orionis
Wolf 359
Zaniah
Ran
Yed Prior
Mebsuta
Deneb
Meissa
Castor B
Menkar
Wolf 498
λ Leporis
Sirius B
Ross 154
Atria
Schedar
ν2 Canis Majoris
α Telescopii
Dabih Major
τ Ceti
Azmidi
Sham
Tarazed
Avior
ο Capricorni B
ε Reticuli
η Carinae
Aspidiske
FI Virginis
Sun
Sulafat
Suhail
σ Orionis
Arneb
Antares
Barnard's Star
Gliese 412 A
Mira
Enif
Alchiba
Unurgunite
HO Librae
Mirfak
Tureis
Sirius
Betelgeuse
Hatysa
Alherem
Sadr
Teegarden's Star
Saiph
Alkarab
Almaaz
Sargas
Gliese 536
WX Ursae Majoris
Naos
Alnilam
Alnitak
α Centauri A
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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