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41 Sextantis

41 Sextantis is a multiple star in the constellation of Sextans.

41 Sextantis visual magnitude is 5.79. Because of its reltive faintness, 41 Sextantis should be visible only from locations with dark skyes, while it is not visible at all from skyes affected by light pollution.

The table below summarizes the key facts about 41 Sextantis:

41 Sextantis is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 41 Sextantis

41 Sextantis is situated close to the celestial equator, as such, it is at least partly visible from both hemispheres in certain times of the year. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of 41 Sextantis are provided in the following table:

10h 50m 18s
-08° 53’ 52”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 41 Sextantis in the sky:

Finder chart 41 Sextantis star
Simplified finder chart for 41 Sextantis.

Visibility of 41 Sextantis from your location

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

Today's 41 Sextantis rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 98.9°
Max altitude: 29.6°
Azimuth: 261.1°
41 Sextantis is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of 41 Sextantis

The image below is a photograph of 41 Sextantis from the Digitized Sky Survey 2 (DSS2 - see the credits section) taken in the red channel. The area of sky represented in the image is 0.5x0.5 degrees (30x30 arcmins). The proper motion of 41 Sextantis is -0.004 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.015 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 41 Sextantis star
DSS2 image of 41 Sextantis. The red arrow shows the motion of 41 Sextantis during the next 10000 years (-0.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.50 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 41 Sextantis from the Sun and relative movement

41 Sextantis is distant 366.29 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 4 kilometers per second.

112.36 pc
366.29 ly
-4 km/s
-0.004 arcsec/year
-0.015 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 41 Sextantis

41 Sextantis belongs to spectral class A3


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 41 Sextantis is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 41 Sextantis. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

41 Sextantis star system properties

41 Sextantis is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of small or medium telescopes. The table below shows key information about the 41 Sextantis double sysyem:

27.3 arcsec

Alternative designations of 41 Sextantis

41 Sextantis