Sextans, “The Sextant” is another modern constellation created by Polish astronomer Johannes Hevelius in the late seventeenth century. It represents a large astronomer’s sextant used to create accurate star charts. His own sextant was destroyed in a fire in September of 1679.
Sextans Constellation Points of Interest
Interesting stars and objects.
Bright Stars in Sextans
There are no stars in Sextans with a magnitude of 3.0 or brighter.