Sextans Sextans, a modern constellation that represents the navigator's Sextant, lies due south of the Sickle of Leo. The bright star at the upper edge is Regulus; the one at lower right is Alphard in Hydra. Sextans' luminary, Alpha Sextantis, is near dead center.

To see a labelled image, push the star:

Sextans has a star with an orbiting PLANET.

For more on Sextans, see The Navigator at Stellar Stories.

By Jim Kaler. Return to STARS.