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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 5:14 
Transit: 13:06 
Sunset: 20:58
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π Sculptoris (pi Sculptoris)

Above the horizon.  Rise: 4:03 | Tran: 6:33 | Set: 9:03
Alt: 3.92°   Az: 160.72°   Direction: South-South-East

π Sculptoris is a hypergiant star of spectral class K0 in the constellation of Sculptor.

π Sculptoris visual magnitude is 5.25. Because of its faintness, π 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.

Image of π Sculptoris (pi Sculptoris) star
DSS2 image of π Sculptoris. The red arrow shows the motion of π Sculptoris during the next 10000 years (-10.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and -4.17 arcmin in declination);

Celestial Coordinates


01h 43m 15s
-32° 12’ 13”
22h 28m 20s
00h 11m 35s


01h 42m 08s
-32° 19’ 36”

Galactic Coordinates


Finder Chart

Finder chart π Sculptoris (pi Sculptoris) star
Simplified finder chart for π Sculptoris (pi Sculptoris).

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class



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

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

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

π Sculptoris is distant 217.04 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 10 kilometers per second.

10 km/s
-0.065 arcsec/y

Alternative Designations

π Sculptoris
(pi Sculptoris)

Visibility from Your Location

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

Azimuth: 122.2°
Max altitude: 6.3°
Azimuth: 237.8°