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Sextans

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Etymology

Named by the astronomer Johannes Hevelius in 1690. From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] sextans, a "sextant" (nautical neasuring implement)

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Sextans

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Sextans

  1. (astronomy) A dim spring constellation of the northern sky, said to resemble a sextant. It lies south of the constellation of Leo.

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