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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
Kruger 60 A
V2306 Ophiuchi
w Carinae
DO Cephei
Koit
Mekbuda
x Carinae
s Velorum A
La Superba
YZ Ceti
Struve 2398 A
ο1 Cygni
Struve 2398 B
Polis
Sharjah
Miram
Koeia
Pincoya
Poerava
Nashira
θ Hydrae
π Cephei
β Reticuli
Alkaphrah
Cerberus
AX Microscopii
b Velorum
41 Draconis
Acubens
Adhafera
a Velorum
Guniibuu
GX Andromedae
HD 37131
Nosaxa
Copernicus
Felixvarela
FL Virginis
Gakyid
ι1 Scorpii
Kapteyn's Star
HR 5546
Dombay
e Aquilae
Ebla
Erakis
ε Indi
Rastaban
WX Ursae Majoris
Zaniah
Schedar
δ Caeli
BF Orionis
Betelgeuse
Arneb
τ Ceti
Enif
Ran
Alchiba
Almaaz
α Telescopii
δ Pavonis
β Pictoris
Gliese 536
δ Circini
19 Cygni
δ Andromedae
Castor B
Antares
Polaris
χ Cygni
ν2 Canis Majoris
π5 Orionis
Suhail
Alnitak
Alnilam
ε Reticuli
Lalande 18115
Proxima Centauri
Tarazed
Capella
14 Persei
15 Orionis
Canopus
BZ Crucis
HR 7687
Tureis
Saiph
Azmidi
UV Ceti
γ Pavonis
Menkar
Alfirk
Mirfak
Aspidiske
θ Circini
ο Capricorni B
η Carinae
Unurgunite
Avior
Atria
Hatysa
U Sagittarii
Mira
Sadr
EE Leonis
HO Librae
σ Orionis
Wolf 359
Sham
Wezen
Sirius B
Sirius
W Virginis
Naos
Deneb
ρ Cygni
Achird
β Doradus
Ross 154
Rigel
van Maanen's Star
α Centauri A
61 Cygni A
61 Cygni B
Sargas
Mebsuta
Teegarden's Star
Wolf 498
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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