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Sculptor
Constellation
Abbreviation Scl
Genitive Sculptoris
Pronunciation /ˈskʌlptər/,
genitive /skəlpˈtɒrs/
Symbolism the Sculptor
Right ascension 0
Declination −30
Quadrant SQ1
Area 475 sq. deg. (36th)
Main stars 4
Bayer/Flamsteed
stars
18
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)
Messier objects 0
Bordering
constellations
Cetus
Aquarius
Piscis Austrinus
Grus
Phoenix
Fornax
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.

Deep-sky objects

Cartwheel galaxy

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