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Pyxis Constellation
Constellation Pyxis the Compass Star Map

Pyxis, the Compass (Pyx)


The Southern constellation of Pyxis, the Compass, is best viewed in Spring during the month of March. It's brightest star is Alpha Pyxidis at magnitude 3.68. The boundary of the Pyxis constellation contains 4 stars that host known exoplanets.

      1. Pronunciation:
      2. PIX-iss
      1. Meaning:
      2. Compass
      1. Genitive:
      2. Pyxidis
      1. Abbreviation:
      2. Pyx
      1. Constellation Family:
      2. Heavenly Waters
      1. Hemisphere:
      2. Southern
      1. Quadrant:
      2. SQ2
      1. Best viewing month*:
      2. March
      1. Right Ascension (avg):
      2. 8h 53m
      1. Declination (avg):
      2. -29° 47'
      1. Brightest star:
      2. Alpha Pyxidis  (3.68)
      1. Stars with planets:
      2. 4

    Brightest Stars in Pyxis

    The 10 brightest stars in the constellation Pyxis by magnitude.

        1. Star
        2. Magnitude
        3. Spectral class

      Star Clusters in Pyxis

      The most notable and easy-to-find star clusters in the constellation Pyxis . Also see all star clusters.

          1. Star cluster
          2. Catalog #
          3. Cluster type

        * Constellation shown for northen hemisphere skies. For the southern hemisphere, constellations appear rotated 180 degrees (upside-down and left-right reversed) from what is shown. Remember that seasons are reversed too - summer in northern latitudes is winter in southern latitudes.

        ** Circumpolar constellations are visible year-round in the hemisphere listed (and not at all in the opposite hemisphere).