This is an obscure little constellation representing a sextant.

For the Observer

The Stars of Spring

Alpha Sextans (10h 07.5m -00°22') at a magnitude of 4.5 , this is the brightest star in the constellation. It is a blue-white giant about 326 light years distant.

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