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Pyxis Constellation
Constellation Pyxis the Compass Star Map

Pyxis, the Compass (Pyx)


The 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

    Star Clusters in Pyxis

    The most notable, famous, and easy-to-find star clusters in the constellation Pyxis :

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

      * For southern latitudes, flip the season listed. For example, if a constellation is listed as best viewed in the summer in the month of July, in the southern hemisphere the constellation would be best viewed in the winter in January and would be upside-down.

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