n MNASSA : Monthly Notes of the Astronomical Society of South Africa - The Sculptor's feast in art : deepsky delights

Volume 67, Issue 11_12
  • ISSN : 0024-8266



The constellation Sculptor is situated between Cetus to the north and Phoenix to the south. It dates back to 1754 when the astronomer Nicolas Louis de Lacaille named 14 new constellations, the last of the 88 constellations recognized today. Originally called "L'Atelier du Sculpteur" (the sculptor's workshop) in French. However, I like the German version; "Bildhauerwerkstatte", it just says it all.

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