Epsilon Sculptoris

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ε Sculptoris
Sculptor constellation map.svg
Red circle.svg

Location of ε Sculptoris (circled)
Observation data
Epoch J2000      Equinox J2000
Constellation Sculptor
Right ascension 01h 45m 38.75712s[1]
Declination −25° 03′ 09.4022″[1]
Apparent magnitude (V) 5.29[2]
Spectral type F2V[3] + G9V[4]
U−B color index +0.01[5]
B−V color index +0.39[6]
Radial velocity (Rv) +13.10[7] km/s
Proper motion (μ) RA: +159.36[1] mas/yr
Dec.: -73.17[1] mas/yr
Parallax (π) 35.57 ± 0.52[1] mas
Distance 92 ± 1 ly
(28.1 ± 0.4 pc)
Absolute magnitude (MV) 3.05[2]
ε Scl A
Mass 1.37[8] M
Radius 1.5[8] R
Luminosity 5.07[2] L
Surface gravity (log g) 4.24[9] cgs
Temperature 6,809[9] K
Metallicity [Fe/H] -0.02[2] dex
Rotational velocity (v sin i) 86[10] km/s
Other designations
ADS 1394, CCDM J01456-2504AB, CD-25°704, FK5 61, GC 2145, HD 10830, HIP 8209, HR 514, SAO 167275, WDS J01456-2503AB
Database references

Epsilon Sculptoris (ε Scl, ε Sculptoris) is a binary star[11] in the constellation Sculptor. It is approximately 91.7 light years from Earth.[1]

The primary component, Epsilon Sculptoris A, is a yellow-white F-type main-sequence star[3] with an apparent magnitude of +5.29[2] with an angular diameter of 000509 arcseconds. Orbiting it with a separation of 4.6 arcseconds, or at least 125 Astronomical Units, is Epsilon Sculptoris B, a yellow G-type main sequence dwarf with an apparent magnitude of +8.6. A and B make one orbit around their centre of mass once every 1200 years.[12]

There are two optical companions, the 15th magnitude designated Epsilon Sculptoris C at an angular separation of 15 arcseconds and the 11th magnitude Epsilon Sculptoris D, at a separation of 142 arcseconds.[13]

This star will be in constellation Fornax around 2920 CE.[14]


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