Pyxis Pyxis, the Mariner's Compass, a modern constellation associated with Argo, sprawls across the center of the picture. The luminary, Alpha Pyxidis, is the dominant star just below center. Vela, the Ship's sails, flap toward the bottom, partially outlined by Suhail and Regor (respectively at bottom center and the lower right corner), while Naos in Puppis, the Stern, is near the lower right- hand edge.

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By Jim Kaler. Return to STARS.