Delta Sculptoris

Stellar classification



  • X -14
  • Y -134
  • Z 28
→ Sol: 138

Object type

  • Double or multiple star
  • Star
  • Infra-Red source
  • UV-emission source
  • X-ray source
simbad:* del Scl


Delta Sculptoris (δ Scl, δ Sculptoris) is a triple star system in the constellation Sculptor. It is approximately 137.4 light years from Earth.

The primary component, Delta Sculptoris A, is a white A-type main sequence dwarf with an apparent magnitude of +4.59. It has a faint, 11.6 magnitude companion, Delta Sculptoris B, 4 arcseconds, or more than 175 astronomical units, away from it. Orbiting this pair at the much greater separation of 74 arcseconds, is the yellow G-type Delta Sculptoris C, which has an apparent magnitude of +9.4.

This system is a candidate member of the AB Doradus moving group, an association of stars with similar ages that share a common heading through space.

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