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ε Sextantis (epsilon Sextantis)

Altitude: 30.4°   Azimuth: 178.4°   Direction: South

ε Sextantis is a giant star in the constellation of Sextans.

ε Sextantis visual magnitude is 5.24. Because of its reltive faintness, ε Sextantis should be visible only from locations with dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of ε Sextantis is -0.158 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.004 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of ε Sextantis (epsilon Sextantis) star
DSS2 image of ε Sextantis. The red arrow shows the motion of ε Sextantis during the next 1000 years (-2.63 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.07 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about ε Sextantis


ε Sextantis (epsilon Sextantis) is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 30.4°
Azimuth: 178.4°
Direction: South

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of ε Sextantis

ε 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 ε Sextantis are provided in the following table:

10h 17m 37s
-08° 04’ 08”

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

Finder chart ε Sextantis (epsilon Sextantis) star
Simplified finder chart for ε Sextantis (epsilon Sextantis).

Visibility of ε 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 ε Sextantis (epsilon 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: 98.1°
Max altitude: 30.5°
Azimuth: 261.9°

Distance of ε Sextantis from the Sun and relative movement

ε Sextantis is distant 182.53 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 15 kilometers per second.

55.99 pc
182.53 ly
15 km/s
-0.158 arcsec/year
0.004 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of ε Sextantis

ε Sextantis belongs to spectral class F2 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where ε Sextantis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

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

Alternative designations of ε Sextantis

ε Sextantis
(epsilon Sextantis)
22 Sextantis