Abbreviation: Â Scl
English Name: Â The Sculptor
Hemisphere:Â Southern Hemisphere
Location:Â Between the constellations of Cetus and Phoenix.
Visible between latitudes: Â +90 and -40 degrees
Best season: Autumn
Seen in three seasons:Â Summer, Autumn & Winter
Best seen in:Â Late October
Seen between:Â Early October and late November
Right Ascension (RA):Â 24 hour
Declination (DEC):Â -30 degrees
Area (square degrees): Â 475 (36th)
Sculptor Â (The Sculptor)
- This is a small and faint constellation in the southern sky.
- No stars brighter than magnitude +3.0 are located in this Â constellation.
- No Messier objects in Sculptor.
Features of Interest
- NGC 55 Â – Â Irregular Galaxy; edge-on, 12-inch telescope is required to show it well.Â (magnitude: +8.2)
- NGC 228Â Â – Â Globular Cluster; poorly concentrated, appearing as a hazy spot, although Â individual stars may be detected even with 4-inch telescope.
- NGC 253 Â – Â Spiral Galaxy; known as The Silver Coin Galaxy, readily seen as elongated even with 3-inch telescope – fine object with 12-inch telescope.Â (Magnitude: +7.1)
- NGC 300 Â – Â Spiral Galaxy; also known as Caldwell 70 (C70), very bright, large & elongated in s-shaped; contain dark lanes
- Alpha Sculptoris (blue-white star / Magnitude: +4.3)
- Photo of the constellation;Â Sculptor, as it appears to the naked eye. (Lines have been added for clarity.)
- Sky Chart Â – Â Sculptor
- List of stars inÂ Sculptor.
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