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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:59 
Sunset: 21:16
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λ1 Sculptoris (lambda1 Sculptoris)

Below the horizon.  Rise: 7:51 | Tran: 8:06 | Set: 8:20
Altitude: -7.6°   Azimuth: 147.2°   Direction: South-South-East

λ1 Sculptoris is a double hypergiant star of spectral class A0 in the constellation of Sculptor.

λ1 Sculptoris visual magnitude is 6.06. Because of its faintness, λ1 Sculptoris is visible to the naked eye only from locations with very dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of λ1 Sculptoris

Finder chart λ1 Sculptoris (lambda1 Sculptoris) star
Simplified finder chart for λ1 Sculptoris (lambda1 Sculptoris).

λ1 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 λ1 Sculptoris are provided in the following table:

00h 42m 42s
-38° 27’ 47”
Image of λ1 Sculptoris (lambda1 Sculptoris) star
DSS2 image of λ1 Sculptoris. The red arrow shows the motion of λ1 Sculptoris during the next 100000 years (5.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -8.33 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about λ1 Sculptoris


and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where λ1 Sculptoris is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of λ1 Sculptoris. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

λ1 Sculptoris star system properties

λ1 Sculptoris is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the λ1 Sculptoris double sysyem:

0.6 arcsec

Distance of λ1 Sculptoris from the Sun and relative movement

λ1 Sculptoris is distant 431.79 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 10 kilometers per second.

132.45 pc
431.79 ly
10 km/s
0.003 arcsec/year
-0.005 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of λ1 Sculptoris

λ1 Sculptoris
(lambda1 Sculptoris)

Visibility of λ1 Sculptoris from your location

Today's λ1 Sculptoris (lambda1 Sculptoris) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 128.5°
Max altitude: 0.1°
Azimuth: 231.5°