R Sculptoris

Stellar classification



  • X 135
  • Y -855
  • Z -56
→ Sol: 867

Object type

  • Semi-regular pulsating Star
  • Star
  • Double or multiple star
  • Carbon Star
  • Infra-Red source
  • Variable Star
simbad:V* R Scl


R Sculptoris is an asymptotic giant branch semi-regular variable red giant star located 1,500 light-years (460 parsecs) away in the constellation of Sculptor. Observations have revealed a spiral structure in the material around it. The spiral is suspected to be caused by an unseen companion star.

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