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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
σ Boötis
Rukbat
ρ Lupi
Mekbuda
Tarazed
Terebellum
θ Hydrae
Ogma
Polis
Rastaban
υ4 Eridani
υ1 Centauri
Rana
Nashira
ω Capricorni
b Velorum
Angetenar
Alshain
β Doradus
Copernicus
Cerberus
Brachium
β Reticuli
δ Lupi
Adhafera
Acubens
Albaldah
Alkaphrah
Alherem
Alfirk
δ Pavonis
Guniibuu
Grafias
λ Serpentis
La Superba
ι1 Scorpii
Elgafar
Achird
15 Orionis
Wezen
Alchiba
Mira
λ Leporis
van Maanen's Star
Mirfak
Wolf 359
Rigel
α Centauri A
Ross 154
π5 Orionis
Unurgunite
Mebsuta
Wolf 498
Lalande 18115
Lalande 21185
Menkar
Dalim
Acamar
Deneb
Zaniah
Dabih Major
Ran
Yed Prior
Polaris
λ Andromedae
ζ Trianguli Australis
Deneb Algedi
d Centauri
Rasalgethi
Meissa
δ Andromedae
Kitalpha
Barnard's Star
Tureis
Sun
τ Ceti
Gacrux
Schedar
Aludra
ε Reticuli
β Hydri
FI Virginis
Antares
Sham
Sulafat
Betelgeuse
Arneb
Suhail
Shaula
Aspidiske
η Carinae
Atria
Sirius B
Sirius
Avior
Proxima Centauri
Sargas
HO Librae
Sadr
Castor B
α Centauri B
Azmidi
Hatysa
Alkarab
Capella
Almaaz
Canopus
BZ Crucis
Naos
ν2 Canis Majoris
Saiph
Alnilam
Alnitak
Enif
Gliese 536
α Telescopii
Teegarden's Star
WX Ursae Majoris
Gliese 412 A
Caph
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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