sextan


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sextan

 [seks´tan]
recurring on the sixth day (i.e., five days after the previous episode).

sex·tan

(seks'tăn),
Denoting a malarial fever the paroxysms of which recur every sixth day, counting the day of the episode as the first; that is, with a 4-day asymptomatic interval.
[L. sextus, sixth]

sextan

Occurring every 6 days, especially of MALARIA.
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Turning now to the point of practicability, or the pragmatic feasibility of the Sextan Scepticism, we consider Sextus to be able to say that this praise of an empiricist model of approximated knowledge is conducted as a description, or a chronicle.
"This also explains their position in the sky, because the fastest runaways are ejected along the orbit of the LMC towards the constellations of Leo and Sextans."
Sextans: A minor constellation, it is dim and covers a sparse area of sky, but the Moon and some planets do pass through it occasionally.
Within the past few weeks, Grant had turned his attention to faint local group galaxies, submitting images of Leo 2, Leo A and Sextans B.
December dawn is April in the evening sky: Orion setting, Leo overhead, Pupppis and Pyxis in the southwest, Hercules rising in the east, Cygnus in the northeast, Libra in the southeast, the Milky Way along the northern horizon, Centaurus, Corvus, Crater and Sextans along the southern tree line.
Polarissima 4Q2000 West Coast Sextans 4Q2000 since 1999) Triangulum 4Q2000 Zwicky 4Q1997, 4Q2000 Investors Name ([dagger]) Name Location Interview Altair Andromeda Northern America Aquarius Finland 2 Carina Finland 1 Sunflower United Kingdom 1 Triangulum Central Europe 1 Three others Antares Capricorn Finland 2 Centaurus U.S.
Scan the April chart on page 37 and you'll come across lesser-known constellations such as Hydra, the Water Snake; Crater, the Cup; and Sextans, the Sextant.
Alongside their more conventional fittings, Artemide have launched two flamboyant new designs: Pipe Sospensione, a flexible chord wall or ceiling fitting, left; and Sextans with its hot-formed acrylic body raised on slender chrome legs.
(1) [Sextantarius = containing a sextans = a sixth part of a measure.]
From Earth, this axis runs toward the constellation Sextans in one direction and the constellation Aquila in the other.
To answer that question, astronomers surveyed 70,000 galaxies in the Cosmological Evolution Survey (COSMOS), where some of the most powerful telescopes on Earth and space have imaged a 2-square-degree patch of sky in the constellation Sextans. The COSMOS team found that internal processes, such as black hole and stellar feedback, quenched most star formation until about 8 billion years ago.
During the year, the planets appear in the 12 zodiac constellations, as well as in Cetus, Hydra, Ophiuchus, Orion and Sextans (Fig 4).