Sextans


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Sextans

1. An ancient Roman unit of area approximately equivalent to 421 square meters.

2. An ancient Roman unit of weight approximately equivalent to 54.8 grams.
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December dawn is April in the evening sky: Orion setting, Leo overhead, Pupppis and Pyxis in the southwest, Hercules rising in the east, Cygnus in the northeast, Libra in the southeast, the Milky Way along the northern horizon, Centaurus, Corvus, Crater and Sextans along the southern tree line.
From Earth, this axis runs toward the constellation Sextans in one direction and the constellation Aquila in the other.
As observed from Earth, the discoverers said, the axis runs one way toward the constellation Sextans and the other toward the constellation Aquila.
1) [Sextantarius = containing a sextans = a sixth part of a measure.
On May 17, 2007, OSG took delivery of the Overseas Sextans, which began a three-year time charter.
Researchers say stargazers who missed the fly-by can now aim their telescopes in the direction of constellations Leo, Sextans and Hydra, where the asteroid will be until February 10.
It moves into Sextans in late March and resumes direct motion in May, when UK observers will lose it.