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Sextans
Constellation
Abbreviation Sex
Genitive Sextantis, Sextansis
Pronunciation /ˈsɛkstənz/,
genitive /sɛksˈtænts/
Symbolism the Sextant
Right ascension 10
Declination 0
Quadrant SQ2
Area 314 sq. deg. (47th)
Main stars 3
Bayer/Flamsteed
stars
28
Stars with planets 5
Stars brighter than 3.00m 0
Stars within 10.00 pc (32.62 ly) 5
Brightest star α Sex (4.49m)
Nearest star LHS 292
(14.80 ly, 4.54 pc)
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.

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