The star's traditional name of Sceptrum has a curious history. This part of the sky was at one time defined as a small constellation named Sceptrum Brandenburgicum, the 'Sceptre of Brandenburg' (a 'constellation' that effectively consisted of just two stars, Sceptrum itself and HR 1483 to the north). That tentative grouping was never widely accepted, and has long been defunct, but the 'Sceptre' lived on as a name for this star, and is now officially recognised as the star's formal name.
The fainter star seen to the east (left) of Sceptrum here is HR 1487, an orangesubgiant about twice as far from the Sun as Sceptrum, but separated by just seventeen arcminutes in the sky. Imagery provided by Aladin sky atlas