Epoch J2000.0 Equinox J2000.0
|Right ascension||08h 37m 52.17s|
|Declination||−26° 15' 17.9"|
|Apparent magnitude (V)||+5.24|
Eta Pyxidis (Eta Pyx, η Pyxidis, η Pyx) is multiple star system in constellation of Pyxis, with an apparent magnitude of +5.24. The primary component is a white A-type main sequence star. It is approximately 242 light years from Earth.
Eta Pyxidis is moving through the Galaxy at a speed of 32.4 km/s relative to the Sun. Its projected Galactic orbit carries it between 18,500 and 24,200 light years from the center of the Galaxy.
Eta Pyxidis came closest to the Sun 2.1 million years ago when it had brightened to magnitude 2.54 from a distance of 67 light years.