Name a Star in the Sextans Constellation

Modified: July 1, 2023     Author: International Star Registry

International Star registry 45th anniversary logo surrounded by stars.

The constellation Sextans is a faint constellation located in the southern sky. It was first catalogued by German astronomer Johannes Hevelius in the 17th century and is often depicted as a sextant, a navigation tool used by astronomers and navigators to measure the position of celestial objects. Despite its small size and faint visibility, Sextans contains several notable stars and deep-sky objects, making it an interesting choice for those interested in astronomy. Two of the celebrities with stars named in the Sextans constellation are Johnny Carson and Valerie Harper

If you’re looking for a unique and meaningful gift for a woman on her birthday, consider naming a star after her through International Star Registry. This organization allows individuals to name a real star and receive a certificate, star chart, and detailed information about the star named for them. The named star will not be officially recognized by astronomers, but it can serve as a sentimental and personal token for the recipient. When choosing a star to name, consider the constellation Sextans. In this constellation, there are several notable stars. The three brightest stars in Sextans are Alpha Sextantis, Gamma Sextantis, and Beta Sextantis.  The recipient of the gift will not only have a named star, but they will also have a deeper connection to the constellation Sextans and its place in the night sky. They will have a tangible reminder of their special occasion, and a reason to look up at the stars and feel a sense of wonder and awe. Click here for more information.

In addition to its stars, Sextans also contains several interesting deep-sky objects, including the Spindle Galaxy – NGC 3115.


Major stars in Sextans 

α Sextantis (Alpha Sextantis) 

γ Sextantis (Gamma Sextantis) 

β Sextantis (Beta Sextantis) 

δ Sextantis (Delta Sextantis) 

ε Sextantis (Epsilon Sextantis) 

24 Sextantis 

LHS 292 

HD 92788 

HD 86081 




Deep sky objects in Sextans 

Spindle Galaxy – NGC 3115 (Caldwell 53) 

NGC 3169 

NGC 3166 

Sextans A (UGCA 205) 

Sextans B (UGC 5373) 

Sextans I 

UGC 5797 

CL J1001+0220 

Cosmos Redshift 7 


In conclusion, naming a star as a birthday gift for a woman through the International Star Registry is a unique and memorable idea. Consider the constellation Sextans and its notable stars and deep-sky objects as a perfect way to honor a special occasion and celebrate the beauty of the night sky. The recipient will have a personal and sentimental connection to the stars, and a reminder of their special day that they can cherish for years to come. This gift is especially ideal for women who are fascinated by astronomy and the mysteries of the universe. It is a gift that can bring joy and inspiration every time they look up at the stars. 


Q. What is Sextans? 

A. Sextans is the 47th constellation in size, occupying an area of 314 square degrees. 

Q. What is the brightest star in the Sextans constellation? 

A. The brightest star in the constellation is Alpha Sextantis, with an apparent magnitude of 4.49. 

Q. What is the Southern constellation of Sextans? 

A. (SEX-tunz) The Southern constellation of Sextans, the Sextant, is best viewed in Spring during the month of April.

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