Sculptor (constellation) facts for kids
|Area||475 sq. deg. (36th)|
|Stars with planets||6|
|Stars brighter than 3.00m||0|
|Stars within 10.00 pc (32.62 ly)||2|
|Brightest star||α Scl (4.30m)|
|Nearest star||Gliese 1
(14.22 ly, 4.36 pc)
|Visible at latitudes between +50° and −90°.
Best visible at 21:00 (9 p.m.) during the month of November.
Sculptor is a small and faint constellation in the southern sky. It represents a sculptor. It was introduced by Nicolas Louis de Lacaille in the 18th century. He originally named it Apparatus Sculptoris (the sculptor's studio), but the name was later shortened.
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