The Sculptor

Sculptor Constellation

Origin of the Constellation

Sculptor is another one of the constellations invented by Abbe Nicholas Louis de Lacaille who mapped the stars of the southern hemisphere from the Cape of Good Hope in the years from 1751 to 1753.

De La Caille originally named the constellation "Apparatus Sculptoris". Now it is known just at Sculptor.

The constellation is quite dim. It contains a few stars as bright as magnitude 4.5. The rest are magnitude 5 and dimmer.  


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Professor Emeritus
Dept. of Physics, Astronomy, and Engineering Science,
St. Cloud State University,St. Cloud, MN 56301-4498

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