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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 13:00 
Sunset: 21:18
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σ Sculptoris (sigma Sculptoris)

Below the horizon.  Rise: 5:21 | Tran: 7:58 | Set: 10:35
Altitude: -22.5°   Azimuth: 247.0°   Direction: West-South-West

σ Sculptoris is a main-sequence star of spectral class A2 in the constellation of Sculptor.

σ Sculptoris visual magnitude is 5.5. Because of its faintness, σ 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 σ Sculptoris

Finder chart σ Sculptoris (sigma Sculptoris) star
Simplified finder chart for σ Sculptoris (sigma Sculptoris).

σ 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 σ Sculptoris are provided in the following table:

01h 02m 26s
-31° 33’ 06”
Image of σ Sculptoris (sigma Sculptoris) star
DSS2 image of σ Sculptoris. The red arrow shows the motion of σ Sculptoris during the next 10000 years (13.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and 2.00 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about σ Sculptoris


and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


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

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

Distance of σ Sculptoris from the Sun and relative movement

σ Sculptoris is distant 226.55 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 8 kilometers per second.

69.49 pc
226.55 ly
-8 km/s
0.082 arcsec/year
0.012 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of σ Sculptoris

σ Sculptoris
(sigma Sculptoris)

Visibility of σ Sculptoris from your location

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

Azimuth: 121.6°
Max altitude: 7.0°
Azimuth: 238.4°