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Scutum

constellation in the southern celestial hemisphere

Scutum is a constellation in the southern sky.

Scutum
Constellation
Scutum
AbbreviationSct
GenitiveScuti
Pronunciation/ˈskjuːtəm/,
genitive /ˈskjuːt/
Symbolismthe Shield
Right ascension18.7
Declination−10
QuadrantSQ4
Area109 sq. deg. (84th)
Main stars2
Bayer/Flamsteed
stars
7
Stars with planets1
Stars brighter than 3.00m0
Stars within 10.00 pc (32.62 ly)0
Brightest starα Scuti (3.85m)
Messier objects2
Meteor showersJune Scutids
Bordering
constellations
Aquila
Sagittarius
Serpens Cauda
Visible at latitudes between +80° and −90°.
Best visible at 21:00 (9 p.m.) during the month of August.

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