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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 4:58 
Transit: 13:04 
Sunset: 21:09
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δ Sculptoris (delta Sculptoris)

Below the horizon.  Rise: 2:12 | Tran: 5:22 | Set: 8:32
Altitude: -55.5°   Azimuth: 60.6°   Direction: East-North-East

δ Sculptoris is a multiple hypergiant star of spectral class A0 in the constellation of Sculptor.

δ Sculptoris visual magnitude is 4.57. Because of its moderate brightness, δ 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.

δ Sculptoris is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere.

Image of δ Sculptoris (delta Sculptoris) star
DSS2 image of δ Sculptoris. The red arrow shows the motion of δ Sculptoris during the next 1000 years (1.75 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.77 arcmin in declination);

Apparent Coordinates

23h 50m 11s
-27° 59’ 37”
14h 14m 47s

J2000 Coordinates

23h 48m 55s
-28° 07’ 49”

Galactic Coordinates


Finder Chart

Finder chart δ Sculptoris (delta Sculptoris) star
Simplified finder chart for δ Sculptoris (delta Sculptoris).

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class



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

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

Star System Properties

δ Sculptoris is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of small or medium telescopes. The table below shows key information about the δ Sculptoris double sysyem:

74.3 arcsec

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

δ Sculptoris is distant 143.42 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 14 kilometers per second.

43.99 pc
143.42 ly
14 km/s
0.105 arcsec/y
-0.106 "/y

Alternative Designations

δ Sculptoris
(delta Sculptoris)

Visibility from Your Location

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

Azimuth: 118.1°
Max altitude: 10.4°
Azimuth: 241.9°