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Sextans (abbr. Sex, gen. Sextantis)





The Sextant; a faint constellation on the celestial equator. Its brightest star is Alpha Sextantis (visual magnitude 4.48, absolute magnitude -0.25, spectral type A0III, distance 287 light-years). Among its deep-sky objects are the Sextans Dwarf and the Spindle Galaxy. See below for details of the constellation's brightest stars and interesting deep sky objects.


Sextans constellation
Sextans. © 2003 Torsten Bronger.
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