Zeta Pyxidis

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Zeta Pyxidis
Diagram showing star positions and boundaries of the Pyxis constellation and its surroundings
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Location of ζ Pyxidis (circled)
Observation data
Epoch J2000.0      Equinox J2000.0
Constellation Pyxis
Right ascension 08h 39m 42.49s
Declination −29° 33' 39.1"
Apparent magnitude (V) +4.86
Distance 236 ly
(72 pc)
Spectral type G5III
Other designations
ζ Pyxidis, ζ Pyx, Zeta Pyx, CCDM J08397-2934A, CPD−29  2756, FK5 2680, GC 11907, HD 73898, HIP 42483, HR 3433, PPM 254920, SAO 176253, WDS J08397-2934A.

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.[1]

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.[1]