As observed from Earth, the discoverers said, the axis runs one way toward the constellation Sextans
and the other toward the constellation Aquila.
On May 17, 2007, OSG took delivery of the Overseas Sextans
, which began a three-year time charter.
Researchers say stargazers who missed the fly-by can now aim their telescopes in the direction of constellations Leo, Sextans
and Hydra, where the asteroid will be until February 10.
It moves into Sextans
in late March and resumes direct motion in May, when UK observers will lose it.
Venus moves lower in the western sky this month, dropping toward Sextans
, under Leo and Saturn.
The galaxy is visible in moderate-sized amateur telescopes as a faint fuzzy patch in the constellation Sextans
Viewed with an ordinary telescope, a certain patch of sky in the direction of the constellation Sextans
appears virtually empty -- certainly devoid of any bright objects.
0[degrees]) (14h) 20 Moon near Messier 23 22 Last Quarter Moon (09h) 23 Moon at perigee (369 800 km; 02h) pi Puppid meteor shower maximum 24 Neptune near the Moon (20h) 25 Venus near the Moon (22h) 26 Mercury at superior conjunction (05h) 27 Uranus near the Moon (12h) 29 New Moon (eclipse) (08h) Mercury near the Moon (16h) Meteor showers Shower Duration Maximum April Lyrids Apr 16-Apr 25 Apr 22 pi Puppids Apr 16-Apr 28 Apr 23 eta Aquariids Apr 21-May 12 May 05 Deep-sky objects Designation Object type and constellation NGC 3115 galaxy in Sextans
NGC 3132 planetary nebula in Vela NGC 3195 pl.
The Dwarf galaxies Abundances and Radial-velocities Team used the FLAMES instrument on ESO's Very Large Telescope to measure the spectra of over 2000 individual giant stars in four of our galactic neighbours, the Fornax, Sculptor, Sextans
and Carina dwarf galaxies.
5 billion light-years away in the constellation Sextans
Deep-sky objects Designation Object type and constellation NGC 2516 open cluster in Carina Messier 48 open cluster in Hydra IC 2391 open cluster in Vela NGC 2808 globular cluster in Carina NGC 2867 planetary nebula in Carina IC 2488 open cluster in Vela NGC 3115 galaxy in Sextans
NGC 3132 planetary nebula in Vela NGC 3195 planetary nebula in Chamaeleon NGC 3201 globular cluster in Vela NGC 3242 planetary nebula in Hydra NGC 3293 open cluster in Carina IC 2602 open cluster in Carina NGC 3372 bright nebula in Carina NGC 3532 open cluster in Carina Messier 83 galaxy in Hydra
Worth Viewing (binoculars or telescope) Object Type Con 47 Tucanae Glcl Tuc M77 Glxy Cet Orion Nebula BrtN Ori Tarantula Nebula BrtN Dor Herschel's Jewel Box OpCl Cru Centaurus A Glxy Cen M41 OpCl Cma Omega Centauri GlCl Cen NGC 253 Glxy Scl NGC 247 Glxy Cet NGC 246 Plnb Cet Coalsack DrkN Cru Fornax A Glxy For M48 OpCl Hya Full details on pages 82 to 84 Constellations Day Constellation 03 Pyxis 09 Hydra 11 Vela 21 Sextans
22 Antlia 24 Leo Minor 28 Chameleon Date of midnight culmination.