Scutum


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Map created in Guide 7.0 with the figure outline based on Johannes Hevelius' Uranographia (1690). Click on the object's name to access its image or click on the name of adjacent constellation to see its map.


This summer constellation was introduced by Johannes Hevelius to cemmemorate John III Sobieski, King of Poland. Scutum was depicted in Uranographia as the Shield emblazoned with Sobieski's coat of arms.


M11 open star cluster is the prime object in Scutum.


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