Lambda Pyxidis

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Lambda Pyxidis
Diagram showing star positions and boundaries of the Pyxis constellation and its surroundings
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Location of λ Pyxidis (circled)
Observation data
Epoch J2000.0      Equinox J2000.0
Constellation Pyxis
Right ascension 09h 23m 12.34s
Declination −28° 50' 02.1"
Apparent magnitude (V) +4.71
Distance 182 ly
(56 pc)
Spectral type G8III
Other designations
λ Pyxidis, λ Pyx, Lambda Pyx, CPD−28  3717, FK5 2747, GC 12952, HD 81169, HIP 46026, HR 3733, PPM 256086, SAO 177374.

Lambda Pyxidis (Lambda Pyx, λ Pyxidis, λ Pyx) is a yellow G-type giant with an apparent magnitude of +4.71. It is approximately 182 light years from Earth.

Lambda Pyxidis is moving through the Galaxy at a speed of 36 km/s relative to the Sun. Its projected Galactic orbit carries it between 23,400 and 28,100 light years from the center of the Galaxy.[1]

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