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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 5:15 
Transit: 13:06 
Sunset: 20:56
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α Sculptoris (alpha Sculptoris)

Above the horizon.  Rise: 2:45 | Tran: 5:46 | Set: 8:46
Alt: 7.47°   Az: 197.19°   Direction: South-South-West

α Sculptoris is a variable giant star of spectral class B7 in the constellation of Sculptor.

α Sculptoris visual magnitude is 4.31. Because of its moderate brightness, α Sculptoris is easily visible to the naked eye from locations with dark skies, while it might be barely visible, or not visible at all, from light-polluted skies.

Image of α Sculptoris (alpha Sculptoris) star
DSS2 image of α Sculptoris. The red arrow shows the motion of α Sculptoris during the next 10000 years (3.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.67 arcmin in declination);

Celestial Coordinates


00h 59m 47s
-29° 13’ 31”
01h 18m 28s
02h 18m 15s


00h 58m 36s
-29° 21’ 27”

Galactic Coordinates


Finder Chart

Finder chart α Sculptoris (alpha Sculptoris) star
Simplified finder chart for α Sculptoris (alpha Sculptoris).

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class



The red dot in the diagram below shows where α Sculptoris is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of α Sculptoris. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

α Sculptoris is distant 672.16 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 10 kilometers per second.

10 km/s
0.022 arcsec/y

Alternative Designations

α Sculptoris
(alpha Sculptoris)

Visibility from Your Location

Today's α Sculptoris (alpha Sculptoris) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 119.2°
Max altitude: 9.3°
Azimuth: 240.8°