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Scutum Constellation
Constellation Scutum the Shield Star Map

Scutum, the Shield (Sct)

(SCOOT-um)


The Southern constellation of Scutum, the Shield, is best viewed in Summer during the month of August. It's brightest star is Alpha Scuti at magnitude 3.85. The boundary of the Scutum constellation contains 1 stars that host known exoplanets.

Red supergiant UY Scuti is the largest known star in the universe at 1,700 times the size of the Sun.

      1. Pronunciation:
      2. SCOOT-um
      1. Meaning:
      2. Shield
      1. Genitive:
      2. Scuti
      1. Abbreviation:
      2. Sct
      1. Constellation Family:
      2. Hercules
      1. Hemisphere:
      2. Southern
      1. Quadrant:
      2. SQ4
      1. Best viewing month*:
      2. August
      1. Right Ascension (avg):
      2. 18h 39m
      1. Declination (avg):
      2. -10° 53'
      1. Brightest star:
      2. Alpha Scuti  (3.85)
      1. Stars with planets:
      2. 1
      1. X-ray stars:
      2. 4 (2 binaries) stars



    Brightest Stars in Scutum

    The 10 brightest stars in the constellation Scutum by magnitude.

        1. Star
        2. Magnitude
        3. Spectral class
        1. R Scuti (R Sct)
        2. 5.38 (4.58.2)
        3. K0Ibpvar



      Star Clusters in Scutum

      The most notable and easy-to-find star clusters in the constellation Scutum . Also see all star clusters.

          1. Star cluster
          2. Catalog #
          3. Cluster type

        * Constellation shown for northen hemisphere skies. For the southern hemisphere, constellations appear rotated 180 degrees (upside-down and left-right reversed) from what is shown. Remember that seasons are reversed too - summer in northern latitudes is winter in southern latitudes.

        ** Circumpolar constellations are visible year-round in the hemisphere listed (and not at all in the opposite hemisphere).