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Pyxis

constellation in the southern celestial hemisphere

Pyxis is a constellation in the southern sky.

Pyxis
Constellation
Pyxis
AbbreviationPyx
GenitivePyxidis
Pronunciation/ˈpɪks[invalid input: 'ɨ']s/, genitive /ˈpɪks[invalid input: 'ɨ']d[invalid input: 'ɨ']s/
Symbolismthe compass box
Right ascension9
Declination−30
QuadrantSQ2
Area221 sq. deg. (65th)
Main stars3
Bayer/Flamsteed
stars
10
Stars with planets4
Stars brighter than 3.00m0
Stars within 10.00 pc (32.62 ly)1
Brightest starα Pyx (3.68m)
Messier objectsNone
Meteor showersNone
Bordering
constellations
Hydra
Puppis
Vela
Antlia
Visible at latitudes between +50° and −90°.
Best visible at 21:00 (9 p.m.) during the month of March.