Zeta Sculptoris

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ζ Sculptoris
Sculptor constellation map.svg
Red circle.svg

Location of ζ Sculptoris (circled)
Observation data
Epoch J2000      Equinox J2000
Constellation Sculptor
Right ascension 00h 02m 19.92035s[1]
Declination −29° 43′ 13.4873″[1]
Apparent magnitude (V) 5.04[2]
Spectral type B5V[3]
U−B color index -0.55[4]
B−V color index -0.16[4]
Radial velocity (Rv) +8.60[5] km/s
Proper motion (μ) RA: +9.34[1] mas/yr
Dec.: +14.50[1] mas/yr
Parallax (π) 6.49 ± 0.25[1] mas
Distance 500 ± 20 ly
(154 ± 6 pc)
Absolute magnitude (MV) -0.89[2]
Mass 5.5[6] M
Luminosity 496[2] L
Temperature 16,100[3] K
Metallicity [Fe/H] 0.00[7] dex
Rotational velocity (v sin i) 15[8] km/s
Other designations
CD-30°19790, CCDM J00023-2943AB, FK5 3932, GC 33337, GSC 06418-01221, HIP 183, HR 9091, HD 224990, WDS J00023-2943AB
Database references

Zeta Sculptoris (ζ Scl, ζ Sculptoris) is a binary star in the constellation Sculptor. It is approximately 503 light years from Earth.[1]

The primary component, Zeta Sculptoris A, is a blue-white B-type main sequence dwarf[3] with an apparent magnitude of +5.04.[2] It has a 13th magnitude companion, Zeta Sculptoris B, 3 arcseconds distant.[9]

It is near the Blanco 1 cluster as viewed from Earth, although parallax measurements indicate it to be substantially closer.


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  7. ^ Gontcharov, G. A. (2012). "Dependence of kinematics on the age of stars in the solar neighborhood". Astronomy Letters. 38 (12): 771. arXiv:1606.08814Freely accessible. Bibcode:2012AstL...38..771G. doi:10.1134/S1063773712120031.  Vizier catalog entry
  8. ^ Abt, Helmut A.; Levato, Hugo; Grosso, Monica (2002). "Rotational Velocities of B Stars". The Astrophysical Journal. 573: 359. Bibcode:2002ApJ...573..359A. doi:10.1086/340590. 
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