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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 4:43 
Transit: 13:01 
Sunset: 21:18
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μ Sculptoris (mu Sculptoris)

Below the horizon.  Rise: 3:57 | Tran: 6:29 | Set: 9:00
Altitude: -38.3°   Azimuth: 95.4°   Direction: East

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

μ Sculptoris visual magnitude is 5.31. Because of its faintness, μ 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 μ Sculptoris

Finder chart μ Sculptoris (mu Sculptoris) star
Simplified finder chart for μ Sculptoris (mu Sculptoris).

μ 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 μ Sculptoris are provided in the following table:

23h 40m 38s
-32° 04’ 23”
Image of μ Sculptoris (mu Sculptoris) star
DSS2 image of μ Sculptoris. The red arrow shows the motion of μ Sculptoris during the next 10000 years (-14.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and -9.17 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about μ Sculptoris


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


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

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

Distance of μ Sculptoris from the Sun and relative movement

μ Sculptoris is distant 290.55 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 14 kilometers per second.

89.13 pc
290.55 ly
14 km/s
-0.089 arcsec/year
-0.055 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of μ Sculptoris

μ Sculptoris
(mu Sculptoris)

Visibility of μ Sculptoris from your location

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

Azimuth: 122.1°
Max altitude: 6.4°
Azimuth: 237.9°