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Sextans

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Name:Sextans
SEX-tans
Meaning:Sextant
Abbreviation:Sex
Genitive:Sextantis
Visible in Latitudes:80° thru -80°
Viewing Season:Spring
Best Seen In:April, 9:00 pm
Transit Date:February 22
Right Ascension:10.26 hours
Declination:-2.4 degrees
Area:313.535 sq. degrees

Star Diagram

Star Diagram: Sextans

About Sextans

The constellation Sextans is in honor of Johannes Hevelius who used the sextant successfully to make stellar measurements from 1658 to 1679.

Neighboring Constellations

CraterLeo
Hydra
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