Zeta Pyxidis is a yellow giant star in the constellation Pyxis. At 244 light years away, it shines at an apparent visual magnitude of 4.86. Zeta Pyxidis is the primary component of a multiple-star system. The iron abundance of Zeta Pyxidis is -0.39 (40.7% of the Sun). It 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. It 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.
Sky position: RA 8h 39.7m, Dec -29° 33.6'
Common designations: Zeta Pyxidis, HIP 42483, HD 73898
Stars of the Northern Hemisphere The Modern Guide to the Stars