Go-astronomy logo

Sextans Constellation
Constellation Sextans the Sextant Star Map

Sextans, the Sextant (Sex)


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

      1. Pronunciation:
      2. SEX-tunz
      1. Meaning:
      2. Sextant
      1. Genitive:
      2. Sextantis
      1. Abbreviation:
      2. Sex
      1. Constellation Family:
      2. Hercules
      1. Hemisphere:
      2. Southern
      1. Quadrant:
      2. SQ2
      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  (4.49)
      1. Stars with planets:
      2. 6

    Brightest Stars in Sextans

    The 10 brightest stars in the constellation Sextans by magnitude.

        1. Star
        2. Magnitude
        3. Spectral class

      Star Clusters in Sextans

      The most notable and easy-to-find star clusters in the constellation Sextans . Also see all star clusters.

          1. Star cluster
          2. Catalog #
          3. Cluster type

        Galaxies in Sextans

        The most notable, famous, and easy-to-find galaxies in the constellation Sextans . Also see all galaxies.

            1. Galaxy name
            2. Alt name
            3. Galaxy type

          Milky Way Satellites in Sextans

          Dwarf satellite galaxies that orbit the Milky Way Galaxy located in the constellation Sextans. Also see all Milky Way satellite galaxies.

              1. Galaxy name
              2. Alt name
              3. Magnitude
              1. Sextans Dwarf Spheroidal
              2. 10.4

            * 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 (and not at all in the opposite).