Kappa Pyxidis

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Kappa Pyxidis
Diagram showing star positions and boundaries of the Pyxis constellation and its surroundings
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Location of κ Pyxidis (circled)
Observation data
Epoch J2000.0      Equinox J2000.0
Constellation Pyxis
Right ascension 09h 08m 02.86s
Declination −25° 51' 30.7"
Apparent magnitude (V) +4.62
Distance 487 ly
(149 pc)
Spectral type K4/K5III
Other designations
κ Pyxidis, κ Pyx, Kappa Pyx, CCDM J09080-2552AB, CPD−25  4067, GC 12614, HD 78541, HIP 44824, HR 3628, IDS 09037-2527 AB, PPM 255695, SAO 177002, WDS J09080-2552AB

Kappa Pyxidis (Kappa Pyx, κ Pyxidis, κ Pyx) is multiple star system in constellation of Pyxis, with an apparent magnitude of +4.62. The primary component is an orange K-type giant. It is approximately 487 light years from Earth.

Kappa Pyxidis is moving through the Galaxy at a speed of 53.7 km/s relative to the Sun. It will come closest to the Sun 2.6 million years from now when it will brighten to magnitude 3.34 from a distance of 308 light years.[1]

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