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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 5:07 
Transit: 13:06 
Sunset: 21:04
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ζ Sculptoris (zeta Sculptoris)

Below the horizon.  Rise: 2:16 | Tran: 5:13 | Set: 8:10
Alt: -44.20°   Az: 276.65°   Direction: West

ζ Sculptoris is a double giant star of spectral class B4 in the constellation of Sculptor.

ζ Sculptoris visual magnitude is 5.01. Because of its faintness, ζ 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 ζ Sculptoris (zeta Sculptoris) star
DSS2 image of ζ Sculptoris. The red arrow shows the motion of ζ Sculptoris during the next 10000 years (3.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and 2.67 arcmin in declination);

Celestial Coordinates


00h 03m 35s
-29° 35’ 01”
08h 20m 07s
08h 23m 42s


00h 02m 19s
-29° 43’ 13”

Galactic Coordinates


Finder Chart

Finder chart ζ Sculptoris (zeta Sculptoris) star
Simplified finder chart for ζ Sculptoris (zeta Sculptoris).

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class



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

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

Star System Properties

ζ Sculptoris is a visual double star which can be observed only with the help of very large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the ζ Sculptoris double sysyem:

3 arcsec

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

ζ Sculptoris is distant 509.38 light years from the Sun

0.019 arcsec/y

Alternative Designations

ζ Sculptoris
(zeta Sculptoris)

Visibility from Your Location

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

Azimuth: 119.6°
Max altitude: 8.9°
Azimuth: 240.4°