Epoch J2000.0 Equinox J2000.0
|Right ascension||08h 55m 31.52s|
|Declination||−27° 40' 53.9"|
|Apparent magnitude (V)||+4.87|
Delta Pyxidis (Delta Pyx, δ Pyxidis, δ Pyx) is multiple star system in constellation of Pyxis, with an apparent magnitude of +4.87. The primary component is a white A-type subgiant. It is approximately 226 light years from Earth.
Delta Pyxidis is moving through the Galaxy at a speed of 41.8 km/s relative to the Sun. Its projected Galactic orbit carries it between 18,800 and 31,400 light years from the center of the Galaxy.
In Chinese, 天狗 (Tiān Gǒu), meaning Celestial Dog, refers to an asterism consisting of δ Pyxidis, e Velorum, f Velorum, β Pyxidis, α Pyxidis and γ Pyxidis. Consequently, δ Pyxidis itself is known as 天狗七 (Tiān Gǒu qī, English: the Seventh Star of Celestial Dog.)