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Object reference Size Shape Visual Scale Telescope used
NGC 3115 medium oval
3
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 2974 small oval
1
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 3166 small oval
<0.5
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 3169 small circular
<0.5
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 3423 small circular
<0.5
Darkstar 14 inch
NGC 3156 very small oval
<0.5
Darkstar 14 inch

This table is sorted by visual scale and then size.

Galaxy groupings included above

NGC 3166 / NGC 3169 - Nice close pair

Other notes

Best placed from mid winter to late spring.

Sextans has galactic co-ordinates of approximately 240, 40.

So when you look at this constellation you are looking above the galactic plane above the Perseus arm of our spiral galaxy.

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