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Scutum
Constellation Scutum

Scutum Constellation (Sct)

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

The naked eye can see magnitude 6 (magnitude 8 under ideal dark sky conditions).

      1. Meaning:
      2. Shield
      1. Genitive:
      2. Scuti
      1. Abbreviation:
      2. Sct
      1. Constellation Family:
      2. Hercules
      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 (3.85m)
      1. Exoplanet Host Stars:
      2. 1
      1. X-ray Stars:
      2. 2 binaries stars
      1. Pulsars:
      2. 5
      1. Other:
      2. Microquasar, magnetar

    * For southern latitudes, flip the season listed. For example, if a constellation is listed as best viewed in the summer in the month of July, in the southern hemisphere the constellation would be best viewed in the winter in January and would be upside-down.

    ** Circumpolar constellations are visible year-round in the hemisphere listed.



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