SCUTUM

| SCUTUM Chart | Midnight Culmination | Skylore | Description | Star Clusters |
| Galaxies | Discussed in these Shows |

Constellation Data

  • Name: SCUTUM
  • Translation: Shield
  • Abbreviation: Sct
  • Genitive: Scuti
  • Size: 84
  • RA: 19 hours
  • Decl: -10 degrees
  • Season: Summer
  • Midnight Culmination: July 1
  • Pages where SCUTUM is discussed in Chet Raymo's 365 Starry Nights: 125-126



What is the Genitive form?
What is Right Ascension (RA)?
Is this constellation ever visible from my latitude? What is Declination?

Where should I look for a constellation on a date before or after its midnight culmination? What is Midnight Culmination?

Skylore

Created by Hevelius in 1690 to honor his King, John III Sobiesci (So-bye-skee) of Poland.

Description

Between Aquila and Sagitarius in the Milky Way.

[star chart]


Star chart created with Voyager II Software for Macintosh, published by Carina Software. This is just a taste of what Voyager can do! For info on Voyager II software, call Carina Software at (510) 355-1266, write them at 12919 Alcosta Blvd Suite #7, San Ramon, CA 94583, or visit Carina Software's home page and check out Voyager II for yourself.

Star Clusters

M11, Wild Duck (Galactic cluster), mag. 6.8.

M26 (Galactic cluster), mag. 9.3.

What are Star Clusters?

Galaxies

M11, the Wild Duck star cluster.

What are Galaxies?
Table of Messier Objects.
What is apparent Magnitude?

Discussed in these Shows

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