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Sextans
Constellation Sextans

Sextans Constellation (Sex)

The constellation of Sextans, the Sextant, is best viewed in the Spring season during the month of April for mid-northern latitudes. It's brightest star is Alpha Sextantis at magnitude 4.49. The boundary of the Sextans constellation contains 6 stars that host known exoplanets.

The naked eye can see magnitude 6 (magnitude 8 under ideal dark sky conditions).

      1. Meaning:
      2. Sextant
      1. Genitive:
      2. Sextantis
      1. Abbreviation:
      2. Sex
      1. Constellation Family:
      2. Hercules
      1. Best Viewing Month*:
      2. April
      1. Right Ascension (avg):
      2. 10h 6m
      1. Declination (avg):
      2. -1° 8'
      1. Brightest Star:
      2. Alpha Sextantis (4.49m)
      1. Exoplanet Host Stars:
      2. 6
      1. Caldwell objects:
      2. C53,

    * For southern latitudes, flip the season listed. For example, if a constellation is listed as best viewed in the summer in the month of July, in the southern hemisphere the constellation would be best viewed in the winter in January and would be upside-down.

    ** Circumpolar constellations are visible year-round in the hemisphere listed.



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