Map created in Guide 7.0 with the figure outline based on Johannes Hevelius' Uranographia (1690). Click on the object's name to access its image or click on the name of adjacent constellation to see its map.
Sextans was created in 1690 by the Polish astronomer Johannes Hevelius.
This area of the sky contains numerous galaxies. Spindle Galaxy (NGC3115) is a beautiful example of a perfect edge-on spiral.
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