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γ Pyxidis (gamma Pyxidis)

γ Pyxidis is a giant star in the constellation of Pyxis.

γ Pyxidis visual magnitude is 4.01. Because of its moderate brightness, γ Pyxidis should be easily visible from locations with dark skyes, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skyes affected by light pollution.

The table below summarizes the key facts about γ Pyxidis:

4.01
Giant
γ Pyxidis (gamma Pyxidis) is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of γ Pyxidis

γ Pyxidis is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern emisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of γ Pyxidis are provided in the following table:

08h 50m 31s
-27° 42’ 36”
251.57°
10.33°
Pyxis

The simplified sky map below shows the position of γ Pyxidis in the sky:

Finder chart γ Pyxidis (gamma Pyxidis) star
Simplified finder chart for γ Pyxidis (gamma Pyxidis).

Visibility of γ Pyxidis from your location

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

Today's γ Pyxidis (gamma Pyxidis) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 117.7°
Max altitude: 10.8°
Azimuth: 242.3°
γ Pyxidis (gamma Pyxidis) is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of γ Pyxidis

The image below is a photograph of γ Pyxidis from the Digitized Sky Survey 2 (DSS2 - see the credits section) taken in the red channel. The area of sky represented in the image is 0.5x0.5 degrees (30x30 arcmins). The proper motion of γ Pyxidis is -0.13 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.087 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of γ Pyxidis (gamma Pyxidis) star
DSS2 image of γ Pyxidis. The red arrow shows the motion of γ Pyxidis during the next 1000 years (-2.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and 1.45 arcmin in declination);

Distance of γ Pyxidis from the Sun and relative movement

γ Pyxidis is distant 208.57 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 25 kilometers per second.

63.98 pc
208.57 ly
25 km/s
-0.13 arcsec/year
0.087 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of γ Pyxidis

γ Pyxidis belongs to spectral class K3 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.

-0.02
K3III
4176K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where γ Pyxidis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of γ Pyxidis. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of γ Pyxidis

γ Pyxidis
(gamma Pyxidis)
SAO176559
SAO176559