Sculptor is supposed to depict the workshop of a sculptor. Its full name was L'Atelier du Sculpteur, invented by the French astronomer Nicolas Louis de Lacaille.

The constellation is found in the Southern Hemisphere, just to the south of Cetus.

One object of some interest to the binocularist is the spiral galaxy NGC 253, northwest of alpha, one of the brightest galaxies despite its distance (about 9 million light years).

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