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