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.
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.
On May 17, 2007, OSG took delivery of the Overseas Sextans, which began a three-year time charter.
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.
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.
0[degrees]) (14h) 20 Moon near Messier 23 22 Last Quarter Moon (09h) 23 Moon at perigee (369 800 km; 02h) pi Puppid meteor shower maximum 24 Neptune near the Moon (20h) 25 Venus near the Moon (22h) 26 Mercury at superior conjunction (05h) 27 Uranus near the Moon (12h) 29 New Moon (eclipse) (08h) Mercury near the Moon (16h) Meteor showers Shower Duration Maximum April Lyrids Apr 16-Apr 25 Apr 22 pi Puppids Apr 16-Apr 28 Apr 23 eta Aquariids Apr 21-May 12 May 05 Deep-sky objects Designation Object type and constellation NGC 3115 galaxy in Sextans NGC 3132 planetary nebula in Vela NGC 3195 pl.
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.