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Delta Pyxidis

Proper NameNone
Bayer DesignationDelta Pyxidis
Flamsteed NumberNone
HR (BSC)3556
Right Ascension8h 55m 32s
Declination-27° 40' 55"
Distance232 light years
71 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +4.88
Absolute: +0.48
Spectral ClassA3IV white subgiant
Optimum VisibilityFebruary
NotesThough much younger than the Sun at an estimated 300 million years, Delta Pyxidis has already burned through much of the hydrogen in its core. There are indications, based on variations in the star's proper motion, that it posseses a much less massive companion star.

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