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Sculptor (abbr. Scl, gen. Sculptoris)





The Sculptor's Workshop; a faint southern constellation whose brightest star is Alpha Sculptoris (visual magnitude 4.30, absolute magnitude -2.28, spectral type B7III, distance 673 light-years. There are three other stars of fourth magnitude. Located close to Alpha is the South Galactic Pole. Other objects of interest in Sculptor are the long-period variable R Scl (magnitude range 6.2–8.8; period 376 days), the Sculptor Dwarf galaxy, and the Sculptor Group of galaxies.


Sculptor constellation
Sculptor. © 2003 Torsten Bronger.
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