Sculptor: The Sculptor



Sculptor as depicted by its creator, Nicolas Louis de La Caille.

Sculptor Constellation Profile
Abbreviation: Scl Genitive: Sculptoris Origin: Lacaille
Location: Southern Hemisphere Size/Area: 475 sq. deg. Size Rank: 36
On Meridian: 9pm November 10th Best View (North): Autumn Best View (South):
Bordering Constellations: Cetus, Aquarius, Piscis Austrinus, Grus, Phoenix, Fornax


The Myth Behind the Constellation Sculptor

Sculpor, “the sculptor” was created by Nicolas-Louis de La Caille, a French astronomer.  It started out as l’Atelier du Sculpteur,  French for “the sculptor’s studio”, and was Latinized to Apparatus Sculptoris.  In 1845 it was shortened to Sculptor, leaving us with just the sculptor without his workshop.

Sculptor Constellation Points of Interest

Interesting stars and objects.

Bright Stars in Sculptor

These are no stars in Sculptor with a magnitude of 3.0 or brighter.