Epoch J2000.0 Equinox J2000.0
|Right ascension||08h 39m 42.49s|
|Declination||−29° 33' 39.1"|
|Apparent magnitude (V)||+4.86|
Zeta Pyxidis (Zeta Pyx, ζ Pyxidis, ζ Pyx) is multiple star system in constellation of Pyxis, with an apparent magnitude of +4.86. The primary component is a yellow G-type giant. It is approximately 236 light years from Earth.
Zeta Pyxidis is moving through the Galaxy at a speed of 45.6 km/s relative to the Sun. Its projected Galactic orbit carries it between 22,900 and 57,100 light years from the center of the Galaxy.
Zeta Pyxidis will come closest to the Sun 1.1 million years from now when it will brighten to magnitude 4.24 from a distance of 183 light years.