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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:58 
Sunset: 21:15
sunny   (Daytime)   What's Visible Now?

ξ Sculptoris (xi Sculptoris)

Below the horizon.  Never rises today
Altitude: -13.6°   Azimuth: 222.8°   Direction: South-West

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

ξ Sculptoris visual magnitude is 5.59. Because of its faintness, ξ 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 ξ Sculptoris

Finder chart ξ Sculptoris (xi Sculptoris) star
Simplified finder chart for ξ Sculptoris (xi Sculptoris).

ξ 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 ξ Sculptoris are provided in the following table:

01h 01m 18s
-38° 55’ 00”
Image of ξ Sculptoris (xi Sculptoris) star
DSS2 image of ξ Sculptoris. The red arrow shows the motion of ξ Sculptoris during the next 10000 years (11.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and 7.50 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about ξ Sculptoris


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


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

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

Distance of ξ Sculptoris from the Sun and relative movement

ξ Sculptoris is distant 628.13 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 31 kilometers per second.

192.68 pc
628.13 ly
-31 km/s
0.069 arcsec/year
0.045 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of ξ Sculptoris

ξ Sculptoris
(xi Sculptoris)

Visibility of ξ Sculptoris from your location

ξ Sculptoris (xi Sculptoris) is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom