Sextans

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Sextans
Constellation
Sextans
Abbreviation Sex
Genitive Sextantis, Sextansis
Pronunciation /ˈsɛkstənz/,
genitive /sɛksˈtæntɨs/
Seembolism the Sextant
Richt ascension 10 h
Declination
Quadrant SQ2
Aurie 314 sq. deg. (47t)
Main starns 3
Bayer/Flamsteed
stars
28
Starns wi planets 5
Starns brichter than 3.00m 0
Starns within 10.00 pc (32.62 ly) 5
Brichtest starn α Sex (4.49m)
Nearest starn LHS 292
(14.80 ly, 4.54 pc)
Messier objects None
Meteor showers Sextantids
Borderin
constellations
Leo
Hydra
Crater
Veesible at latitudes atween +80° an −90°.
Best veesible at 21:00 (9 p.m.) durin the month o Aprile.

Sextans is a minor equatorial constellation which wis introduced in 1687 bi Johannes Hevelius. Its name is Laitin for the astronomical sextant, an instrument that Hevelius made frequent uise o in his observations.

Coordinates: Sky map 10h 00m 00s, +00° 00′ 00″