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Scutum
Constellation
Abbreviation Sct
Genitive Scuti
Pronunciation /ˈskjuːtəm/,
genitive /ˈskjuːt/
Symbolism the Shield
Right ascension 18.7
Declination −10
Quadrant SQ4
Area 109 sq. deg. (84th)
Main stars 2
Bayer/Flamsteed
stars
7
Stars with planets 1
Stars brighter than 3.00m 0
Stars within 10.00 pc (32.62 ly) 0
Brightest star α Scuti (3.85m)
Nearest star LHS 3398
(41.54 ly, 12.74 pc)
Messier objects 2
Meteor showers June 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.

Scutum is a constellation in the northern sky.


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