Constellation The Sculptor

Sculptor (The Sculptor): gift, map and visability

  • Meaning: The Sculptor
  • Best seen in: November
  • Family: Lacaille
  • Latitude: +50° to -90°

Sculptor or The Sculptor is one of the 88 constellations modern astronomers have divided the sky into. It's part of the Lacaille constellation family. Sculptor is best seen in november (from latitudes +50° to -90°).

The constellation consists of a carved head on a tripod table, with the artist’s mallet and two chisels on a block of marble next to it. It contains 15 major stars and its brightest star, Alpha Sculptoris, is a blue-white giant situated 780 light years. Sculptor contains the South Galactic Pole, which is where the majority of the stars in our Milky Way galaxy are concentrated. It neighbors Phoenix, Grus, and Cetus.

Sculptor Constellation Map

Sculptor Constellation Map
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Main Stars in The Sculptor (Sculptor)

The constellation Sculptor contains several bright stars that make up its shape. Some of these main stars are known as:

  • Gamma Sagittae
  • Delta Sagittae
  • Sham
  • Beta Sagittae
  • Zeta Sagittae
  • Eta Sagittae
  • Epsilon Sagittae

Some of the deep sky objects which have been discovered in Sculptor include: Messier 71, Necklace Nebula, NGC 6839.

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