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Lambda1 Sculptoris

Proper NameNone
Bayer DesignationLambda1 Sculptoris
Flamsteed NumberNone
HR (BSC)185
Right Ascension0h 42m 43s (A), 0h 42m 43s (B)
Declination-38° 27' 49" (A), -38° 27' 48" (B)
Distance473 light years
145 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +6.61 (A), +7.01 (B)
Absolute: +0.80 (A), +1.03 (B)
Spectral ClassA0V white main sequence star
(combined spectrum, some sources prefer B9.5V blue main sequence star)
Optimum VisibilityOctober

The orange star to the west (left) in this image is Lambda2 Sculptoris, a rather less luminous star than Lambda1, but also much closer to the Solar System, and so the two stars appear to shine with similar brightness in skies of Earth. Imagery provided by Aladin sky atlas


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