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Gamma Pyxidis

Proper NameNone
Bayer DesignationGamma Pyxidis
Flamsteed NumberNone
HR (BSC)3518
Right Ascension8h 50m 32s
Declination-27° 42' 35"
Distance207 light years
64 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +4.01
Absolute: -0.01
Spectral ClassK2.5III orange giant
Optimum VisibilityFebruary
NotesThis orange giant has no known companion stars, and has a diameter more than twenty times that of the Sun. It has evolved past the hydrogen-burning earlier phase of its existence, and its core is now producing energy through the fusion of helium atoms.

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