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