Celestial Atlas: Constellations
Sculptor ←     Scutum: The Shield (of Sobieski)     → Serpens

(possessive form Scuti, abbreviation Sct) Link for sharing this page on Facebook
     Scutum was created by Hevelius in 1684 in honor of King Sobieski of Poland, who helped Hevelius rebuild his observatory after it was destroyed by a fire in 1679. All other constellations created for political reasons have disappeared, but although Sobieski's name is usually omitted, the constellation remains.

Historical Map of Scutum
(to be added in the next iteration of this page)

Modern Map of Scutum
Modified version of Wikimedia Commons map by Torsten Bronger
Wikimedia Commons map of Scutum

Constellations Bordering Scutum
(to be added in the next iteration of this page)

Stars in Scutum
     Stars that have common names often have multiple names, so the common names shown (if any) cannot be considered authoritative. Right ascension and declination are given in 2000.0 coordinates.

α Sct

β Sct

γ Sct

δ Sct

ε Sct
Celestial Atlas: Constellations
Sculptor ←     Scutum: The Shield (of Sobieski)     → Serpens