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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.

Imagery provided by Aladin sky atlas

HR Diagram
41 Draconis
47 Cygni
75 Cygni
a Velorum
AU Microscopii
AX Microscopii
b Velorum
Chaophraya
CS Camelopardalis
DH Tauri
e Aquilae
Ebla
ε Indi
Erakis
Gakyid
Gliese 440
Gliese 687
Gliese 887
GX Andromedae
HD 37131
HR 6842
IL Aquarii
k Hydrae
Kapteyn's Star
KELT-20
Kepler-102
Kepler-444
Komondor
KR Muscae
Kruger 60 A
DO Cephei
La Superba
Mazaalai
Mekbuda
Miram
Nashira
Nosaxa
ο1 Cygni
Petra
π Cephei
Pincoya
Polis
ρ Leonis
s Velorum A
Struve 2398 B
θ Hydrae
w Carinae
x Carinae
Xi Boötis B
15 Orionis
52 Orionis
Acubens
Adhafera
Alchiba
Alfirk
Alkaphrah
Alnilam
Antares
Arneb
Atria
Avior
Azmidi
Berehynia
Betelgeuse
BF Orionis
Capella
Cerberus
χ Cygni
d Lupi
δ Caeli
δ Muscae
Deneb
Diya
Dombay
EE Leonis
ε Reticuli
η Carinae
f Velorum
FL Virginis
γ Pavonis
Gar
Groombridge 1618
Hatysa
HD 37130
Hind's Crimson Star
HO Librae
HR 1911
ι Leonis B
ι1 Scorpii
Koeia
Mebsuta
Mira
Mirfak
Mu Aquilae
Naos
ν2 Canis Majoris
ν Cephei
ν Persei
ο Capricorni B
Orkaria
Polaris
Proxima Centauri
Ran
ρ Cassiopeiae
ρ Cygni
Rigel
α Centauri A
Ross 154
Ross 156
Sadr
Sargas
Schedar
Sharjah
σ Orionis
Sirius B
Suhail
τ Ceti
Teegarden's Star
Tevel
Thabit
θ Circini
Tureis
U Sagittarii
Unurgunite
UV Ceti
van Maanen's Star
Wezen
Wolf 359
Wolf 498
WX Ursae Majoris
ζ Arae
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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