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Sextans
Constellation
Sextans
AbbreviationSex
GenitiveSextantis, Sextansis
Pronunciation/ˈsɛkstənz/,
genitive /sɛksˈtænts/
Seembolismthe Sextant
Richt ascension10 h
Declination
QuadrantSQ2
Aurie314 sq. deg. (47t)
Main starns3
Bayer/Flamsteed
stars
28
Starns wi planets5
Starns brichter than 3.00m0
Starns within 10.00 pc (32.62 ly)5
Brichtest starnα Sex (4.49m)
Nearest starnLHS 292
(14.80 ly, 4.54 pc)
Messier objectsNone
Meteor showersSextantids
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″