We use cookies to deliver essential features and to measure their performance. By using this site you accept our Privacy Policies.
Help keep this site free and ads-free: donate now!
public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:58 
Sunset: 21:15
sunny   (Daytime)   What's Visible Now?

γ Sculptoris (gamma Sculptoris)

Below the horizon.  Rise: 4:20 | Tran: 6:46 | Set: 9:12
Altitude: -52.9°   Azimuth: 283.3°   Direction: West-North-West

γ Sculptoris is a giant star of spectral class K1 in the constellation of Sculptor.

γ Sculptoris visual magnitude is 4.41. Because of its moderate brightness, γ 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.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of γ Sculptoris

Finder chart γ Sculptoris (gamma Sculptoris) star
Simplified finder chart for γ Sculptoris (gamma Sculptoris).

γ 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 γ Sculptoris are provided in the following table:

23h 18m 49s
-32° 31’ 54”
Image of γ Sculptoris (gamma Sculptoris) star
DSS2 image of γ Sculptoris. The red arrow shows the motion of γ Sculptoris during the next 10000 years (3.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and -11.67 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about γ Sculptoris


and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


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

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

Distance of γ Sculptoris from the Sun and relative movement

γ Sculptoris is distant 178.73 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 16 kilometers per second.

54.82 pc
178.73 ly
16 km/s
0.019 arcsec/year
-0.07 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of γ Sculptoris

γ Sculptoris
(gamma Sculptoris)

Visibility of γ Sculptoris from your location

Today's γ Sculptoris (gamma Sculptoris) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 122.5°
Max altitude: 6.0°
Azimuth: 237.5°