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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"This also explains their position in the sky, because the fastest runaways are ejected along the orbit of the LMC towards the constellations of Leo and Sextans."
(1) [Sextantarius = containing a sextans = a sixth part of a measure.]
From Earth, this axis runs toward the constellation Sextans in one direction and the constellation Aquila in the other.
To answer that question, astronomers surveyed 70,000 galaxies in the Cosmological Evolution Survey (COSMOS), where some of the most powerful telescopes on Earth and space have imaged a 2-square-degree patch of sky in the constellation Sextans. The COSMOS team found that internal processes, such as black hole and stellar feedback, quenched most star formation until about 8 billion years ago.
During the year, the planets appear in the 12 zodiac constellations, as well as in Cetus, Hydra, Ophiuchus, Orion and Sextans (Fig 4).
Jardel used telescope observations of several of the satellite galaxies orbiting the Milky Way, including the Carina, Draco, Fornax, Sculptor, and Sextans dwarf galaxies.
It moves into Sextans in late March and resumes direct motion in May, when UK observers will lose it.
Venus moves lower in the western sky this month, dropping toward Sextans, under Leo and Saturn.
Viewed with an ordinary telescope, a certain patch of sky in the direction of the constellation Sextans appears virtually empty -- certainly devoid of any bright objects.
This small pair resides in Hydra, just southwest of its border with Sextans and Leo, at a distance of 320 million light-years.
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.
Our next streak-like galaxy lies about 54 million light-years away in the direction of Sextans. NGC 3044 is moderately faint with a slightly brighter middle; it's angled northwest-southeast at position angle 112[degrees].