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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
Markeb
υ Geminorum
Minchir
Minkar
Mekbuda
υ1 Centauri
Miram
Polis
Rana
Rukbat
Rastaban
σ Boötis
Ogma
θ Hydrae
Nashira
ω Capricorni
b Velorum
β Doradus
Alshain
Cerberus
Copernicus
Brachium
β Reticuli
Adhafera
Acubens
Alkaphrah
Alfirk
Albaldah
ι1 Scorpii
Guniibuu
Grafias
HD 215152
La Superba
Elgafar
δ Arae
λ Serpentis
Hatysa
λ Leporis
Mebsuta
Wolf 498
α Centauri B
15 Orionis
λ Andromedae
Tureis
Wolf 359
van Maanen's Star
Unurgunite
Lalande 21185
ζ Trianguli Australis
Alchiba
Meissa
Mira
Lalande 18115
HO Librae
W Virginis
Menkar
Achird
Yed Prior
Kitalpha
Zaniah
Mirfak
Wezen
δ Andromedae
Alkarab
Ross 154
β Hydri
ε Reticuli
Schedar
Sargas
Enif
Saiph
Sadr
Betelgeuse
Canopus
Capella
Caph
Castor B
Shaula
α Centauri A
Rigel
π5 Orionis
ρ Cygni
Polaris
Deneb Algedi
Deneb
Ran
δ Pavonis
d Centauri
Dabih Major
Proxima Centauri
Sham
η Carinae
Almaaz
Tarazed
Naos
Alnilam
Alnitak
Gliese 536
WX Ursae Majoris
ν2 Canis Majoris
Gliese 412 A
Teegarden's Star
α Telescopii
Dalim
τ Ceti
Aludra
FI Virginis
Barnard's Star
Antares
Arneb
Sun
Sulafat
Suhail
Aspidiske
Atria
Sirius B
Sirius
Avior
Azmidi
σ Orionis
BZ Crucis
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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