List of Stars in the Pyxis Constellation

The Pyxis constellation is a small group formed only by 3 main stars. There are currently 54 discovered stars in the region inside its perimeter. It is located in the second quadrant of the southern sky.

The constellation of Pyxis represents a mariner’s compass and it is an abbreviation of Pyxis Nautica.

Below you will find the full list of stars in the Pyxis constellation and their names as well as some general information about each of them.

Here’s what each of the columns means.

Proper name: This is the common name we give to some of the most prominent stars in the sky. These names have been passed from ancient civilizations and they are usually of Greek or Arabic origin. Due to the number of stars in the universe, most stars discovered these days do not receive a proper name.

Name: The scientific, Latinized name for the star.

Designation: Abbreviation of the scientific name or designation if it doesn’t have one. It is based on the Bayer catalog of stars.

Distance: How far away from Earth the star is. Given in light-years.

Visible magnitude: The brightness of the star as seen from Earth. Also known as apparent magnitude.

Absolute magnitude: The true brightness of the star, regardless of the point of view.

Stellar classification: Classification of the star according to its electromagnetic characteristics.

Proper NameNameDesignationDistance (light-years)Visible magnitudeAbsolute magnitudeStellar classification
Alpha Pyxidisα Pyx845.003.68−3.39B1.5III
Beta Pyxidisβ Pyx388.003.97−1.41G5II/III
Gamma Pyxidisγ Pyx209.004.02−0.01K3III
Kappa Pyxidisκ Pyx487.004.62−1.25K4/K5III
Theta Pyxidisθ Pyx522.004.71−1.31M0III
Lambda Pyxidisλ Pyx182.004.710.98G8III
Zeta Pyxidisζ Pyx236.004.860.56G5III
Delta Pyxidisδ Pyx226.004.870.66A3IV
HD 73752HD 7375265.005.053.55G3/G5V
HD 75605HD 75605229.005.190.96G8III
Eta Pyxidisη Pyx242.005.240.89A0V
HD 72310HD 72310381.005.420.08B9.5IV/V
Epsilon Pyxidisε Pyx212.005.591.52A4IV
HD 72227HD 722271194.005.61−2.21K3III
HD 74824HD 748241430.005.74−2.47B2III
XY PyxidisXY Pyx1000.005.75−1.68B2V
HD 75629HD 75629939.005.86−1.44G8III
HD 73072HD 73072838.005.95−1.10A1V+…
HD 74879HD 74879357.006.070.87A3IV/V
HD 74706HD 74706255.006.101.63A5V
HD 73900HD 73900131.006.123.1F3/F5V
HD 81753HD 817531590.006.12−2.32B5V
HD 78676HD 78676373.006.150.86A4IV
HD 75649HD 75649368.006.170.91B9V
HD 72626HD 72626255.006.191.72F2IV/V
HD 77361HD 77361389.006.200.81K1IIICN…
HD 77087HD 77087472.006.240.44G8III
HD 73603HD 73603906.006.32−0.90M1III
HD 71622HD 71622685.006.33−0.28G8III
AI PyxidisAI Pyx896.006.33−0.86B3V
VX PyxidisVX Pyx426.006.360.78G8III
HD 72673HD 7267340.006.385.95K0V
HD 79456HD 79456964.006.38−0.98K5III
HD 76512HD 76512229.006.392.16A4V
HD 72913HD 729131035.006.40−1.11K3III
HD 80590HD 80590681.006.40−0.20B8V
HD 72954HD 72954205.006.412.42G5V
HD 76072HD 760721062.006.41−1.15G8III+…
HD 74475HD 74475439.006.420.77A0V
AK PyxidisAK Pyx771.006.42−0.45M5III
HD 75495HD 75495261.006.481.96A6IV
HD 76001HD 76001807.006.49−0.48K2/K3III
HD 71815HD 71815519.006.500.49A1/A2V
TY PyxidisTY Pyx183.906.87G5IV+G5IV
HD 73256HD 73256119.008.085.27G9V
HD 77338HD 77338133.008.63K0V
HD 73267HD 73267179.008.905.2G5V
RZ PyxidisRZ Pyx1220.009.17B7V
R PyxidisR Pyx1860.0010.40C
XX PyxidisXX Pyx11.49A4V
Gliese 317Gliese 31749.9011.98M3.5
T PyxidisT Pyx15.50
VZ PyxidisVZ Pyx16.80

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