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Sculptor Constellation
Constellation Sculptor

Sculptor, the Sculptor (Scl)

The constellation of Sculptor, the Sculptor, is best viewed in the Fall season during the month of November for mid-northern latitudes. It's brightest star is Alpha Sculptoris at magnitude 4.30. The boundary of the Sculptor constellation contains 6 stars that host known exoplanets.

The naked eye can generally see up to magnitude 6 (magnitude 8 with perfect eyes under ideal super dark-sky conditions).

      1. Meaning:
      2. Sculptor
      1. Genitive:
      2. Sculptoris
      1. Abbreviation:
      2. Scl
      1. Constellation Family:
      2. LaCaille
      1. Best Viewing Month*:
      2. November
      1. Right Ascension (avg):
      2. 1h 0m
      1. Declination (avg):
      2. -38° 31'
      1. Brightest Star:
      2. Alpha Sculptoris (4.30m)
      1. Exoplanet Host Stars:
      2. 6
      1. Caldwell objects:
      2. C72,

    * For southern latitudes, flip the season listed. For example, if a constellation is listed as best viewed in the summer in the month of July, in the southern hemisphere the constellation would be best viewed in the winter in January and would be upside-down.

    ** Circumpolar constellations are visible year-round in the hemisphere listed.

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