Constellation Sculptor

Sculptor
Sculptor: IAU Constellation Map [150]

Properties

Sculptor is located south of Deneb Kaitos of the constellation Cetus and east of Formalhaut of the constellation Piscis Austrinus. It is inconspicuous and consists only of stars just under 4.5th size class. The area covered by the constellation in the sky is 475 square degrees and the center culminates around midnight on September 27th. [9, 15]

Data for constellation Sculptor [150]
IAU NameSculptor
IAU GenitiveSculptoris
IAU Abbr.Scl
English NameSculptor
Season (47° N)August … December
Right Ascension23h 06m 43s … 01h 45m 50s
Declination-39° 22' 21" … -24° 48' 15"
Area475 deg2
Neighbours (N↻)Cet, Aqr, PsA, Gru, Phe, For

Deep-Sky Object Descriptions

History

Sculptor is one of the nondescript, almost forgotten constellations introduced by Lacaille in 1752. Its original name was L'atelier du Sculpteur (the sculptor's studio). Why it should remind of this remains unclear. [7]

Catalogs

Yale Bright Star Catalogue, 5th Revised Ed. (Hoffleit+, 1991) [154]
HR B F RA [hms] Dec [dms] vMag spType dMag Sep ["]
1300 08 03.5-33 31 465.68 K1III
24κ100 09 21.0-27 59 165.42 F2V 0.21.4
34κ200 11 34.4-27 47 595.41 K5III 13.846.0
35θ00 11 44.0-35 07 595.25 F4V
84ι00 21 31.2-28 58 545.18 G5III
105η00 27 55.7-33 00 264.81 M4III
185λ100 42 42.9-38 27 486.06 A0V 0.30.6
195λ200 44 12.1-38 25 185.90 K1III
280α00 58 36.4-29 21 274.31 B7IIIp
288ξ01 01 18.3-38 55 005.59 K0III
293σ01 02 26.4-31 33 075.50 A2V
462τ01 36 08.4-29 54 275.69 F2V 1.10.9
497π01 42 08.6-32 19 375.25 K0III
514ε01 45 38.8-25 03 095.31 F1V 3.24.9
8863γ23 18 49.4-32 31 554.41 K1III
8937β23 32 58.3-37 49 064.37 B9.5IVpHgMnEu
8975μ23 40 38.2-32 04 235.31 K1III
9016δ23 48 55.6-28 07 494.57 A0V 4.574.3
9091ζ00 02 19.9-29 43 135.01 B4III 8.03.

Revised+Historic NGC/IC, Version 22/9, © Dr. Wolfgang Steinicke [277]
Globular Clusters
NameRADecTypebMagvMagDimDreyer DescriptionIdentification, Remarks
NGC 28800 52 45.5-26 35 51X8.113globular, B, L, lE, st 12…16ESO 474-SC37, GCL 2
Galaxies
NameRADecTypebMagvMagDimDreyer DescriptionIdentification, Remarks
NGC 700 08 20.7-29 54 59SBc14.413.92.2 × 0.5eF, cL, mE, vgvlbMESO 409-22, MCG -5-1-37, AM 0005-301
NGC 1000 08 34.3-33 51 28SBbc13.312.52.4 × 1.2F, cL, vlE, glbMESO 349-32, MCG -6-1-24, AM 0006-340, IRAS 00060-3408
NGC 2400 09 56.1-24 57 52Sc12.211.65.8 × 1.3vF, cL, mE, gbMESO 472-16, MCG -4-1-18, UGCA 2, AM 0007-251, IRAS 00073-2514
NGC 5500 15 08.0-39 13 10SBm8.47.931.2 × 5.9vB, vL, vmE, triNESO 293-50, MCG -7-1-13
NGC 10100 23 54.5-32 32 11SBc13.412.82.1 × 2pB, pL, lE, * 14 fESO 350-14, MCG -5-2-3, IRAS 00214-3248
NGC 11500 26 46.0-33 40 34SBbc13.913.11.9 × 0.9vF, pL, lE, D * 2' npESO 350-17, MCG -6-2-6
NGC 13100 29 38.1-33 15 37SBb13.813.21.8 × 0.6F, pL, pmE, vgbM, p of 2ESO 350-21, MCG -6-2-10, IRAS 00271-3332
NGC 13400 30 21.8-33 14 42SBbc11.210.48.4 × 1.8vB, L, vmE 47°, psbM, f of 2, * 10 np 45"ESO 350-23, MCG -6-2-12, AM 0027-333, IRAS 00278-3331
NGC 14800 34 15.4-31 47 10S013.112.22 × 0.8vB, S, lE 90°, smbM * 11ESO 410-20, MCG -5-2-17, AM 0031-320
NGC 15000 34 15.7-27 48 18SBb12.011.43.9 × 1.9pF, pS, RESO 410-19, MCG -5-2-18, UGCA 7, AM 0031-280, IRAS 00317-2804
NGC 17400 36 58.8-29 28 40SB0-a13.812.91.4 × 0.6eF, S, vlE, am B stESO 411-1, MCG -5-2-28, AM 0034-294, IRAS 00345-2945
NGC 25300 47 33.1-25 17 15SBc8.07.229 × 6.8!! vvB, vvL, vmE 54°, gbMESO 474-29, MCG -4-3-9, UGCA 13, Sculptor galaxy, Silver Dollar
NGC 25400 47 27.5-31 25 19SB012.611.72.6 × 1.7vB, pS, lE, smbM, * 8 nf 5'ESO 411-15, MCG -5-3-5, AM 0045-314
NGC 26400 48 20.9-38 14 04S014.513.51.1 × 0.3F, S, R, vsm bM * 13ESO 295-6, MCG -7-2-16
NGC 28900 52 42.1-31 12 20SBbc11.711.05.1 × 3.6vB, L, pmE, gbM, * 11 npESO 411-25, MCG -5-3-10, VV 484, AM 0050-312, IRAS 00502-3128
NGC 30000 54 53.3-37 41 03Scd8.78.119 × 12.9pB, vL, vmiE, vgpmbMESO 295-20, MCG -6-3-5, AM 0052-375, IRAS 00528-3758
NGC 31400 56 52.4-31 57 47SB014.313.40.9 × 0.8eF, vS, R, pB * f 2'ESO 411-32, MCG -5-3-15, IRAS 00544-3214
NGC 33400 58 49.8-35 06 56SBb14.413.61.2 × 0.6vF, S, R, glbM, 2 st 11 sESO 351-26, MCG -6-3-12, IRAS 00564-3523
NGC 36501 04 18.6-35 07 20SBbc14.213.41 × 0.6F, S, R, glbMESO 352-1, MCG -6-3-17, IRAS 01019-3523
NGC 37801 06 12.0-30 10 41SBc13.813.11.5 × 1.1vF, S, R, gbMESO 412-5, MCG -5-3-24, AM 0103-302, IRAS 01038-3026
NGC 40901 09 33.2-35 48 20E214.013.01.3 × 1.1eF, S, R, vS * nrESO 352-12, MCG -6-3-23
NGC 41501 10 05.5-35 29 25SBb14.213.41.5 × 0.8vF, S, R, glbMESO 352-14, MCG -6-3-24, IRAS 01077-3545
NGC 41801 10 35.6-30 13 16SBc13.112.62 × 1.7F, pL, R, vglbM, p of 2ESO 412-9, MCG -5-4-2, AM 0108-302, IRAS 01082-3029
NGC 42301 11 22.1-29 14 04S0-a14.413.51 × 0.4eF, S, E, glbM, f of 2ESO 412-11, MCG -5-4-4, IRAS 01090-2929
NGC 42401 11 27.6-38 05 01SB0-a13.812.92.3 × 0.8vF, S, R, glbMESO 296-4, MCG -6-3-26, AM 0109-382
NGC 42701 12 19.2-32 03 40SBa14.914.01 × 0.63 vS st with neby (?)ESO 412-14, MCG -5-4-7
NGC 43801 13 34.3-37 54 05SBb13.612.81.4 × 1.1pF, S, R, glbMESO 296-7, MCG -6-3-29, IRAS 01112-3810
NGC 43901 13 47.2-31 44 50E/SB012.511.52.5 × 1.5pB, S, R, gbMESO 412-18, MCG -5-4-15, AM 0111-320
NGC 44101 13 51.1-31 47 20SB0-a13.612.71.4 × 1.1pF, S, R, gbMESO 412-19, MCG -5-4-16
NGC 46101 17 20.3-33 50 28SBc14.013.31.2 × 0.9pB, R, glbM (? 1° wrong)ESO 352-33, MCG -6-4-2, AM 0115-340, IRAS 01150-3406
NGC 49101 21 20.2-34 03 49SBb13.212.51.4 × 1B, S, vlE, bM, vS * nrESO 352-53, MCG -6-4-11, IRAS 01190-3419
NGC 491 A01 20 05.0-33 54 02SBd14.313.81.9 × 0.8B, S, vlE, bM, vS * nrESO 352-46, MCG -6-4-8, AM 0117-340, PGC 4809
NGC 526 A01 23 54.3-35 03 56E14.413.41.2 × 0.6F, S, lE, p of 2ESO 352-66, MCG -6-4-19, AM 0121-351
NGC 526 B01 23 56.9-35 04 09E14.013.00.8 × 0.4F, S, lE, p of 2ESO 352-66, MCG -6-4-20, AM 0121-351
NGC 52701 23 58.0-35 06 55SB0-a13.913.01.6 × 0.3F, S, lE, bM, f of 2ESO 352-68, MCG -6-4-21, PGC 5141
NGC 527 A01 23 59.1-35 07 41S?15.114.30.6 × 0.1F, S, lE, bM, f of 2MCG -6-4-22
NGC 53401 24 44.5-38 07 44SB014.313.31 × 0.9eeF, S, R, vgbM, 1st of 4ESO 296-21, MCG -6-4-26
NGC 54401 25 11.8-38 05 40E/SB014.313.31.5 × 1.1eeF, S, R, vgbM, 2nd of 4ESO 296-24, MCG -6-4-28, AM 0122-381
NGC 54601 25 12.6-38 04 09SBb14.513.71.4 × 0.5eeF, S, R, vgbM, 3rd of 4ESO 296-25, MCG -6-4-29, AM 0122-381, IRAS 01229-3819
NGC 54901 25 07.0-38 00 26Sa15.514.60.5 × 0.4eeF, S, R, vgbM, 4th of 4ESO 296-22
NGC 56801 27 56.9-35 43 03E-S013.612.62.2 × 1.3vF, S, RIC 1709, ESO 353-3, MCG -6-4-37
NGC 57201 28 36.4-39 18 26SB015.014.00.8 × 0.7eF, S, att to S *, B * nrESO 296-31, MCG -7-4-9
NGC 57401 29 03.1-35 35 55SBb14.113.31.1 × 0.7vS, D * pos 225° invESO 353-6, MCG -6-4-39, IRAS 01268-3551
NGC 59701 32 14.9-33 29 49SBbc14.013.21.4 × 1.3F, S, R, bMESO 353-11, MCG -6-4-44, IRAS 01299-3345
NGC 61201 33 57.7-36 29 35S0-a13.912.91.5 × 0.9F, vS, R, * 12 pESO 353-15, MCG -6-4-46, AM 0131-364, IRAS 01317-3644
NGC 61301 34 18.4-29 25 07SBbc10.710.15.5 × 4.2vB, vL, vmE 118°, sbM, * 10 nfESO 413-11, MCG -5-4-44, VV 824, AM 0132-294, IRAS 01319-2940
NGC 61901 34 51.7-36 29 22SBb14.113.31.5 × 1eeF, vS, R, p of 2ESO 353-21, MCG -6-4-51, AM 0132-364
NGC 62301 35 06.5-36 29 24E313.612.52 × 1.5F, S, R, f of 2ESO 353-23, MCG -6-4-52
NGC 62601 35 11.9-39 08 46SBc13.412.72.2 × 1.7pF, S, R, bMESO 297-6, MCG -7-4-18
NGC 63001 35 36.6-39 21 28E-S012.911.91.6 × 1.4pF, S, R, bMESO 297-9, MCG -7-4-20, AM 0133-393
NGC 63301 36 23.3-37 19 15SBb13.612.81.4 × 1.2pB, S, R, gbM, ** npESO 297-11, MCG -6-4-56, AM 0134-373, IRAS 01341-3734
NGC 63901 38 59.1-29 55 30Sa14.714.11 × 0.2vF, vS, p of 2ESO 413-13, MCG -5-5-2, IRAS 01367-3010
NGC 64201 39 06.2-29 54 55SBc13.012.32 × 1.1vF, pS, R, gbM, * f, nr, f of 2ESO 413-14, MCG -5-5-3, VV 419, AM 0136-301
NGC 748423 07 04.9-36 16 22E112.811.81.8 × 1.7pB, S, R, lbM, * 8·9 att sESO 407-6, MCG -6-50-26
NGC 750723 12 07.5-28 32 19E011.410.42.8 × 2.7pB, cS, R, psvmbM, * 10 npESO 469-19, MCG -5-54-22, AM 2309-284
NGC 751323 13 13.7-28 21 29SBb/P11.410.63.2 × 2.1vF, pL, E, gbMESO 469-22, MCG -5-54-23, UGCA 437, AM 2310-283, IRAS 23105-2837
NGC 763623 22 33.1-29 16 51S014.613.60.9 × 0.6eF, S, R, sbMESO 470-2, MCG -5-55-5
NGC 764523 23 47.4-29 23 17SBc13.612.91.5 × 1.2vF, S, R, glbMESO 470-3, MCG -5-55-7
NGC 771323 36 15.3-37 56 20SBcd11.511.24.5 × 1.8pB, L, E, vgbMESO 347-28, MCG -6-51-13, AM 2333-381
NGC 7713 A23 37 08.7-37 42 54SBc13.012.51.8 × 1.4pB, L, E, vgbMESO 347-30, MCG -6-51-10, AM 2334-375
NGC 774923 45 47.5-29 31 04S013.812.81.6 × 1.1vF, S, R, gmbM, * 12 fESO 471-9, MCG -5-56-3
NGC 775523 47 51.9-30 31 25SBc12.611.93.8 × 2.8B, cL, R, psmbMESO 471-20, MCG -5-56-14, UGCA 443, AM 2345-304, IRAS 23452-3048
NGC 779323 57 49.2-32 35 30Scd9.69.19.3 × 6.3Like a comet (1850)ESO 349-12, MCG -6-1-9, AM 2355-325, IRAS 23552-3252
NGC 781200 02 54.2-34 14 09Sb14.013.21.1 × 0.7vF, S, R, am stESO 349-21, MCG -6-1-16, IRAS 00003-3431
IC 153100 09 35.5-32 16 36SB013.412.41.8 × 1.4vF, vS, R, D * nESO 349-35, MCG -5-1-38
IC 155300 32 40.0-25 36 32S?14.513.61.2 × 0.3vF, vmE 10°ESO 473-26, MCG -4-2-17, IRAS 00301-2553
IC 155500 34 32.8-30 01 03Scd14.413.71.3 × 0.9eeF, S, R, 2 st p in lineESO 410-21, MCG -5-2-19, AM 0032-301
IC 155800 35 47.1-25 22 28SBm12.612.23.3 × 2.4E 160°, * n, perhaps spirESO 474-2, MCG -4-2-24, UGCA 8, DDO 225
IC 157600 44 13.8-25 06 33Sbc15.514.70.7 × 0.4vF, vS, cE 135°, bet 2 stESO 474-20, MCG -4-2-45
IC 157800 44 25.8-25 04 35Sbc15.314.50.8 × 0.3vF, vS, vmEESO 474-21, MCG -4-3-1, IRAS 00419-2521
IC 157900 45 32.2-26 33 52SBbc14.914.10.9 × 0.6eF, eS, cE 15°, gbMESO 474-22, MCG -5-3-2
IC 158100 45 46.4-25 55 10Sbc16.215.40.9 × 0.2eF, eS, E 45°, gbMESO 474-23
IC 160800 59 24.2-34 19 47S0-a13.312.42 × 0.9pB, pS, R, 2 st nf, 2 npESO 351-27, MCG -6-3-13
IC 161601 04 56.1-27 25 44SBbc13.412.61.6 × 1.4eF, pS, 3 st in line nrESO 412-4, MCG -5-3-22, AM 0102-274, IRAS 01025-2741
IC 162801 08 47.5-28 34 56E-S0/P13.512.51.1 × 1.1cB, pS, R, 3 st 8 nrESO 412-7, MCG -5-3-27, AM 0106-285
IC 163701 11 01.2-30 26 19SBc13.512.81.7 × 1.3eF, S, R, suspESO 412-10, MCG -5-4-3, AM 0108-304, IRAS 01086-3042
IC 165701 14 06.8-32 39 02SBbc13.212.42.4 × 0.6eF, S, vmEIC 1663, ESO 352-24, MCG -6-3-30, AM 0111-325, IRAS 01117-3254
IC 171901 37 35.8-33 55 27S013.612.61.6 × 1.2vF, S, R, cF * nr nfESO 353-27, MCG -6-4-59
IC 172001 40 21.4-28 54 50Sbc13.712.91.5 × 1.1eF, eS, R, B * pESO 413-19, MCG -5-5-8, IRAS 01380-2909
IC 172201 43 02.7-34 11 17SBbc14.713.91.5 × 0.5F, S, cE 45°ESO 353-34, MCG -6-4-67
IC 172401 43 09.5-34 14 32S0-a13.812.91.3 × 0.5F, S, cE 175°ESO 353-35, MCG -6-4-68
IC 528923 11 17.2-32 27 05RN214.413.41.1 × 0.8S Cl, st eF, in nebESO 407-8, MCG -5-54-20, AM 2308-324, IRAS 23085-3243, Pos of bright knot
IC 532623 29 35.2-28 49 53Sbc14.713.91 × 0.4eeF, S, mE, * 8 pESO 470-11, MCG -5-55-15
IC 533223 34 27.4-36 06 05SBcd11.210.58.9 × 8.2eeF, vL, bet 2 st, D * p 45sESO 408-9, MCG -6-51-12
IC 534923 46 22.8-28 00 18S015.214.20.9 × 0.2vF, vS, vmE 200°, ? neb D *ESO 471-11, MCG -5-56-5, DRCG 54-80
IC 535023 47 14.7-27 57 29E-S014.413.50.9 × 0.9eeF, eS, R, * 9 nr fESO 471-14, MCG -5-56-9, DRCG 54-77
IC 535323 47 28.6-28 06 32E-S013.913.01.5 × 1eF, S, R, * 6 fESO 471-17, MCG -5-56-10, AM 2344-282, DRCG 54-56
IC 5354 123 47 28.4-28 08 09E515.014.00.6 × 0.3eeF, S, RESO 471-16, MCG -5-56-11, DRCG 54-58, double system
IC 5354 223 47 29.7-28 08 01S0-a16.015.10.3 × 0.2eeF, S, RDRCG 54-57
IC 5358 123 47 45.1-28 08 29E613.612.52.6 × 1.1eF, pS, bi-N 20"ESO 471-19, MCG -5-56-13, DRCG 54-42
IC 5358 223 47 43.3-28 08 37E-S015.514.50.4 × 0.2eF, pS, bi-N 20"DRCG 54-43
IC 536223 51 36.8-28 21 55S013.812.81.3 × 1.3eeF, pS, * 8 sfIC 5363, ESO 471-26, MCG -5-56-23, DRCG 55-24
IC 5364 123 56 25.2-29 01 25S0-a14.213.30.7 × 0.7vF, pS, R, * 8 sfESO 471-47A, MCG -5-1-8, AM 2353-291
IC 5364 223 56 24.0-29 01 25S/P16.415.60.7 × 0.4vF, pS, R, * 8 sfESO 471-47, MCG -5-1-7, AM 2353-291

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