Sextans

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Sextans
Sextans
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List of stars in Sextans
Abbreviation: Sex
Genitive: Sextantis, Sextansis
Symbology:
Right ascension: 10 h
Declination:
Area: 314 sq. deg. (47th)
Main stars: 3
Bayer/Flamsteed stars: 28
Stars known to have planets: 5
Bright stars: 0
Nearby stars: 5
Brightest star: α Sex (4.49m)
Nearest star: LHS 292 ( ly)
Messier objects: None
Meteor showers: Sextantids
Bordering constellations: Leo
Hydra
Crater
Visible at latitudes between +80° and −90°
Best visible at 21:00 (9 p.m.) during the month of April


Sextans is a constellation in the southern sky.