Sextans

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Sextans
Constellation
Sextans
AbbreviationSex
GenitiveSextantis, Sextansis
Pronunciation/ˈsɛkstənz/,
genitive /sɛksˈtænt[invalid input: 'ɨ']s/
Symbolismthe Sextant
Right ascension10
Declination0
QuadrantSQ2
Area314 sq. deg. (47th)
Main stars3
Bayer/Flamsteed
stars
28
Stars with planets5
Stars brighter than 3.00m0
Stars within 10.00 pc (32.62 ly)5
Brightest starα Sex (4.49m)
Messier objectsNone
Meteor showersSextantids
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.