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Sextans(seks -tanz) (Sextant) An inconspicuous equatorial constellation near Leo, the brightest star being of 4th magnitude. Abbrev.: Sex; genitive form: Sextantis; approx. position: RA 10h, dec –2°; area: 314 sq deg.
an equatorial constellation that contains no stars brighter than visual stellar magnitude 4.0. The best conditions for observing Sextans occur in February and March; the constellation is visible everywhere in the USSR.
A constellation in the southern hemisphere, right ascension 10 hours, declination 0°. Also known as Sextant.