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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
Rana
Polis
Poerava
Nashira
ο1 Cygni
Alkaphrah
41 Draconis
θ Hydrae
w Carinae
Acubens
Sharjah
Adhafera
Rastaban
Rukbat
s Velorum A
Struve 2398 A
a Velorum
Struve 2398 B
GX Andromedae
Guniibuu
GQ Andromedae
β Reticuli
HD 37131
Copernicus
Ebla
Dombay
Cerberus
Felixvarela
La Superba
Erakis
Koeia
La Superba
Miram
Liesma
Mekbuda
b Velorum
HR 6682
HR 5546
ι1 Scorpii
Kitalpha
EE Leonis
Naos
Ran
Suhail
BZ Crucis
HR 7687
Menkar
Dabih Major
Sadr
15 Orionis
Saiph
Wolf 498
Wolf 359
Wezen
Meissa B
Meissa A
W Virginis
τ Ceti
Zaniah
Canopus
α Centauri A
δ Circini
α Telescopii
β Doradus
δ Caeli
δ Pavonis
Rigel
ζ Trianguli Australis
Mirfak
Alfirk
Sulafat
Mira
Deneb
Deneb Algedi
δ Andromedae
Ross 154
Aspidiske
Tarazed
Atria
ν2 Canis Majoris
Enif
Mebsuta
Capella
σ Orionis
61 Cygni A
Tureis
Caph
Proxima Centauri
Teegarden's Star
Betelgeuse
Azmidi
Polaris
Lalande 18115
Castor B
ρ Cygni
Antares
ο Capricorni B
KX Librae
FI Virginis
Alherem
Hatysa
Sirius
Sirius B
χ Cygni
Achird
U Sagittarii
UV Ceti
Alnitak
van Maanen's Star
Alchiba
Alnilam
π5 Orionis
Sargas
V626 Arae
ε Reticuli
Arneb
HO Librae
Avior
Schedar
HH Andromedae
WX Ursae Majoris
η Carinae
61 Cygni B
Unurgunite
Sham
Almaaz
Gliese 536
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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