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λ2 Sculptoris (lambda2 Sculptoris)

Altitude: -27.8°   Azimuth: 242.2°   Direction: West-South-West

λ2 Sculptoris is a giant star in the constellation of Sculptor.

λ2 Sculptoris visual magnitude is 5.9. Because of its reltive faintness, λ2 Sculptoris should be visible only from locations with dark skyes, while it is not visible at all from skyes affected by light pollution.

The table below summarizes the key facts about λ2 Sculptoris:


λ2 Sculptoris (lambda2 Sculptoris) is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -27.8°
Azimuth: 242.2°
Direction: West-South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of λ2 Sculptoris

λ2 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 λ2 Sculptoris are provided in the following table:

00h 44m 12s
-38° 25’ 18”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of λ2 Sculptoris in the sky:

Finder chart λ2 Sculptoris (lambda2 Sculptoris) star
Simplified finder chart for λ2 Sculptoris (lambda2 Sculptoris).

Visibility of λ2 Sculptoris from your location

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

Today's λ2 Sculptoris (lambda2 Sculptoris) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 128.4°
Max altitude: 0.1°
Azimuth: 231.6°

Digitized Sky Survey image of λ2 Sculptoris

The image below is a photograph of λ2 Sculptoris from the Digitized Sky Survey 2 (DSS2 - see the credits section) taken in the red channel. The area of sky represented in the image is 0.5x0.5 degrees (30x30 arcmins). The proper motion of λ2 Sculptoris is 0.244 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.113 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of λ2 Sculptoris (lambda2 Sculptoris) star
DSS2 image of λ2 Sculptoris. The red arrow shows the motion of λ2 Sculptoris during the next 1000 years (4.07 arcmin in Right Ascension and 1.88 arcmin in declination);

Distance of λ2 Sculptoris from the Sun and relative movement

λ2 Sculptoris is distant 372.15 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 27 kilometers per second.

114.16 pc
372.15 ly
27 km/s
0.244 arcsec/year
0.113 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of λ2 Sculptoris

λ2 Sculptoris belongs to spectral class K1 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where λ2 Sculptoris is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of λ2 Sculptoris. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of λ2 Sculptoris

λ2 Sculptoris
(lambda2 Sculptoris)