η Sculptoris (eta Sculptoris)
η Sculptoris is a variable giant star in the constellation of Sculptor.
η Sculptoris visual magnitude is 4.81. Because of its moderate brightness, η Sculptoris should be easily visible from locations with dark skies, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skies affected by light pollution.
The proper motion of η Sculptoris is -0.019 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.052 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Key facts about η Sculptoris
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of η Sculptoris
η Sculptoris is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of η Sculptoris are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of η Sculptoris in the sky:
Visibility of η Sculptoris from your location
Today's η Sculptoris (eta Sculptoris) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):
Distance of η Sculptoris from the Sun and relative movement
η Sculptoris is distant 547.90 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 11 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of η Sculptoris
η Sculptoris belongs to spectral class M4 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where η Sculptoris is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.