Epsilon Pyxidis

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Epsilon Pyxidis
Diagram showing star positions and boundaries of the Pyxis constellation and its surroundings
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Location of ε Pyxidis (circled)
Observation data
Epoch J2000.0      Equinox J2000.0
Constellation Pyxis
Right ascension 09h 09m 56.41s
Declination −30° 21' 55.0"
Apparent magnitude (V) +5.59
Distance 212 ly
(65 pc)
Spectral type A4IV
Other designations
ε Pyxidis, ε Pyx, Epsilon Pyx, CCDM J09099-3022A, CPD−29  2933, FK5 1241, GC 12659, HD 78922, HIP 45001, HR 3644, IDS 09057-2957 A, PPM 286124, SAO 200047, WDS J09099-3022A

Epsilon Pyxidis (Epsilon Pyx, ε Pyxidis, ε Pyx) is multiple star system in constellation of Pyxis, with an apparent magnitude of +5.59. The primary component is a white A-type subgiant. It is approximately 212 light years from Earth.

Epsilon Pyxidis is moving through the Galaxy at a speed of 17.7 km/s relative to the Sun. Its projected Galactic orbit carries it between 23,200 and 37,900 light years from the center of the Galaxy.[1]

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