Pyxis constellation lies in the southern sky. It represents a mariner’s compass. It was one of the constellations created by the French astronomer Nicolas Louis de Lacaille in the 18th century. Lacaille originally named the constellation Pyxis Nautica, but the name was later simplified to just Pyxis.
NGC 2613 spiral galaxy 60 million lights years away towards Pyxis constellation
The unique planetary nebula NGC 2818 is nested inside the open star cluster NGC 2818A. Both the cluster and the nebula reside over 10 000 light-years away, in the southern constellation Pyxis (the Compass).
Visual Constellation Photos - Pyxis, the compass
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Spiral galaxy ESO 498-G5 in constellation Pyxis (The Compass)
NGC 2818, a beautiful planetary nebula in Pyxis Credit: NASA/Hubble NGC 2818 is a planetary nebula about 6.5 light-years across, located some 10,400 light-years away in the southern constellation Pyxis. The structure of NGC 2818 contains the glowing gaseous outer layers of the central sun-like star that were expelled into interstellar space during the final stages of its life, after it ran out of fuel to sustain the nuclear reactions in its core. Planetary nebulae fade gradually over tens…