STAR ATTRACTION - A spiral NGC 3169 in the constellation Sextans galaxy. The galaxy is gravitationally distorted by a nearby nearby galaxy NGC 3166. On the constellation Sextans Sextant also called Uraniae, ie, the sextant Urania, was created by Johannes Hevelius (1611-1687) from border areas between the constellations of Leo and Hydra. Urania is the muse of astronomy. Sex α (4.49, blue-white) is located almost on top of Ecuador, 12 ° south of Regulus (α Leo).