Pyxis, "The Compass", is one of Nicolas Louis de Lacaille's
creations. He called it "Pyxis Nautica" (The Nautical Box, or
The constellation's Bayer stars range
from third to fifth magnitude.
Zeta Pyxidis is a wide binary with faint companion: 4.9, 10;
PA 61º, separation 52.3".
Epsilon Pyx is a fairly wide binary also with a rather faint
companion: 5.6, 9.5; PA 147º, separation 17.8".
Kappa Pyx: 4.6, 10; PA 262º, separation 2.1".
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