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Scutum is a small constellation in the southern hemisphere.

It was one of seven new constellations observed by Polish astronomer Johannes Hevelius in the second half of the seventeenth century.

Scutum is a faint constellation and none of its visible stars have proper names.

Scutum in the Night Sky
This section describes the constellation as it is seen in the night sky.

For myth and star lore about Scutum click here.

For a listing of names of objects within the boundaries of Scutum click here.

The stars of Scutum

Number Designation Name
1 M11 Wild Duck Cluster
2 M26 Messier 26 / NGC 6694
3 α Alpha Scuti
4 β Beta Scuti
5 δ Delta Scuti
6 γ Gamma Scuti
7 ζ Zeta Scuti
8 ε Epsilon Scuti
Star map based on map provided by Sea & Sky

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