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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 nearly 880 light years - in fact, it is a gigantic, powerful and brilliant star.

HR Diagram
Sharjah
Mekbuda
x Carinae
Xi Boötis B
w Carinae
La Superba
Koeia
KR Muscae
Kruger 60 A
s Velorum A
DO Cephei
Miram
θ Hydrae
π Cephei
ο1 Cygni
Petra
Struve 2398 B
Polis
TZ Arietis
Nashira
Pincoya
Cerberus
Chaophraya
AU Microscopii
AX Microscopii
b Velorum
Berehynia
41 Draconis
a Velorum
75 Cygni
50 Leonis Minoris
Guniibuu
GX Andromedae
HD 37131
Nosaxa
Gliese 440
Gliese 887
Gliese 687
Gakyid
IL Aquarii
Inquill
k Hydrae
Kapteyn's Star
e Aquilae
Diya
Dombay
Ebla
ε Indi
CS Camelopardalis
δ Muscae
Felixvarela
Erakis
ι1 Scorpii
UV Ceti
Alnilam
θ Circini
δ Caeli
FL Virginis
15 Orionis
Arneb
Mira
π5 Orionis
BF Orionis
Betelgeuse
ζ Arae
τ Ceti
Alfirk
ρ Cygni
Teegarden's Star
Antares
χ Cygni
ε Reticuli
Unurgunite
Proxima Centauri
Almaaz
Hind's Crimson Star
ν2 Canis Majoris
Mirfak
d Lupi
Thabit
HO Librae
Polaris
Ran
Capella
γ Pavonis
Sargas
Alchiba
EE Leonis
van Maanen's Star
Azmidi
Tureis
Mebsuta
Suhail
Sadr
Schedar
Wezen
Wolf 359
Wolf 498
ο Capricorni B
WX Ursae Majoris
Achird
Avior
Atria
η Carinae
Hatysa
U Sagittarii
61 Cygni B
61 Cygni A
β Pictoris
Rigel
α Centauri A
Naos
52 Orionis
Ross 154
Enif
Sirius B
Deneb
Adhafera
σ Orionis
Acubens
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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