Lambda Sculptoris

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The Bayer designation Lambda Sculptoris (λ Scl, λ Sculptoris) is shared by two star systems, λ¹ Sculptoris and λ² Sculptoris, in the constellation Sculptor. They are separated by 0.29° on the sky.

λ1 Sculptoris[edit]

λ1 Sculptoris
Observation data
Epoch J2000.0      Equinox J2000.0
Constellation Sculptor
Right ascension 00h 42m 42.9s
Declination -38° 27' 48"
Apparent magnitude (V) +6.05
Distance 432 ± 70 ly
(132 ± 21 pc)
Spectral type B9.5V + A9
Other designations
HR 185, HD 4065,
SAO 192690, HIP 3356,
CCDM 00427-3828

Lambda-1 Sculptoris is a binary star approximately 432 light years from Earth. The primary component is a blue-white B-type main sequence dwarf with an apparent magnitude of +6.7. The companion is an A-type star with an apparent magnitude of +7.0. Together they have an apparent magnitude of +6.05.

λ2 Sculptoris[edit]

λ2 Sculptoris
Observation data
Epoch J2000.0      Equinox J2000.0
Constellation Sculptor
Right ascension 00h 44m 12.1s
Declination -38° 25' 18"
Apparent magnitude (V) +5.90
Distance 372 ± 31 ly
(114 ± 9 pc)
Spectral type K1III
Other designations
HR 195, HD 4211,
SAO 192703, HIP 3456

Lambda-2 Sculptoris is an orange K-type giant with an apparent magnitude of +5.90. It is approximately 372 light years from Earth.