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