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λ Pyxidis (lambda Pyxidis)

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

λ Pyxidis visual magnitude is 4.69. Because of its moderate brightness, λ 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 λ Pyxidis:

4.69
Giant
λ Pyxidis (lambda Pyxidis) is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of λ Pyxidis

λ 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 λ Pyxidis are provided in the following table:

09h 23m 12s
-28° 50’ 02”
257.26°
15.04°
Pyxis

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

Finder chart λ Pyxidis (lambda Pyxidis) star
Simplified finder chart for λ Pyxidis (lambda Pyxidis).

Visibility of λ Pyxidis from your location

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

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

Azimuth: 118.8°
Max altitude: 9.7°
Azimuth: 241.2°
λ Pyxidis (lambda Pyxidis) is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of λ Pyxidis

The image below is a photograph of λ 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 λ Pyxidis is -0.123 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.019 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of λ Pyxidis (lambda Pyxidis) star
DSS2 image of λ Pyxidis. The red arrow shows the motion of λ Pyxidis during the next 1000 years (-2.05 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.32 arcmin in declination);

Distance of λ Pyxidis from the Sun and relative movement

λ Pyxidis is distant 181.92 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 10 kilometers per second.

55.80 pc
181.92 ly
10 km/s
-0.123 arcsec/year
0.019 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of λ Pyxidis

λ Pyxidis belongs to spectral class G8 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.

0.96
G8III
4943K

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

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

Alternative designations of λ Pyxidis

λ Pyxidis
(lambda Pyxidis)
SAO177374
SAO177374