The modern constellation Sculptor (the Sculptor's Studio) sprawls to the east of Piscis Austrinus, northeast of Grus, and north of Phoenix. Alpha Sculptoris is the bright star near the far left edge. Beta is just up and to the right of center, with Gamma above it. Faint Delta lies at the center of the top edge; Zeta is the brightest star down and to the left of it.

The bright star near bottom center is Ankaa, Alpha Phoenicis. Sculptor contains the South Galactic Pole, the southern perpendicular to the plane of the Galaxy (seen as the Milky Way). The North Galactic Pole is in Coma Berenices.

To see a labelled image, push the star:

By Jim Kaler. Return to STARS.