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The Bayer designation Kappa Sculptoris (κ Scl / κ Sculptoris) is shared by two star systems, κ¹ Sculptoris and κ² Sculptoris, in the constellation Sculptor. They are separated by 0.53° on the sky.

κ¹ Sculptoris

κ¹ Sculptoris
Observation data
Epoch J2000.0      Equinox J2000.0
Constellation Sculptor
Right ascension 00h 09m 21.0s
Declination -27° 59' 16"
Apparent magnitude (V) +5.42
Distance 224 ± 21 ly
(69 ± 6 pc)
Spectral type F4III + F3III
Other designations
HR 24, HD 493,
SAO 166083, HIP 761,
ADS 111, CCDM 00093-2759

Kappa-1 Sculptoris is a triple star system approximately 224 light years from Earth. It contains a binary pair, Kappa-1 Sculptoris A and B which are both yellow-white F-type giants with an apparent magnitudes of +6.2 and +6.3. Together they shine at a combined magnitude of +5.42, and their composite spectrum is classified as F2V. They are orbited by an 18th magnitude star 70 arcseconds distant.


κ² Sculptoris

κ² Sculptoris
Observation data
Epoch J2000.0      Equinox J2000.0
Constellation Sculptor
Right ascension 00h 11m 34.4s
Declination -27° 47' 59"
Apparent magnitude (V) +5.41
Distance 581 ± 95 ly
(178 ± 29 pc)
Spectral type K2III
Other designations
HR 34, HD 720,
SAO 166103, HIP 930,
CCDM 00116-2748

Kappa-2 Sculptoris is a binary star approximately 581 light years from Earth. The primary component is an orange K-type giant with an apparent magnitude of +5.41. It has a 21st magnitude companion, 46 arcseconds away.

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