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Lambda2 Sculptoris

Proper NameNone
Bayer DesignationLambda2 Sculptoris
Flamsteed NumberNone
HR (BSC)195
Right Ascension0h 44m 12s
Declination-38° 25' 18"
Distance321 light years
98 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +5.9
Absolute: +0.8
Spectral ClassK1III orange giant
Optimum VisibilityOctober

The white star to the extreme west (right) of this image is Lambda1 Sculptoris. Despite their shared Bayer designation, the two Lambda stars are unrelated to one another, and Lambda1 lies some 150 light years farther from the Sun than Lambda2. Imagery provided by Aladin sky atlas


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