Pyxis

Template:Infobox Constellation Pyxis (Latin for compass) is a minor southern constellation introduced by Nicolas Louis de Lacaille under the name Pyxis Nautica. It is perhaps supposed to represent the compass of Argo Navis, though the Argo could hardly have had a compass, as the ancient Greeks are not believed to have used compasses for navigation.

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Mythology

Since the Pyxis constellation originally formed part of the Argo Navis, it has no independent pre 17th century mythology associated with it.

Stars

Stars with Bayer designations:
α Pyx 3.68; β Pyx 3.97; γ Pyx 4.02; δ Pyx 4.87; ε Pyx 5.59; ζ Pyx 4.86; θ Pyx 4.71; η Pyx 5.24; κ Pyx 4.62; λ Pyx 4.71

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See Also

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External links

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