Scutum, “The Shield” is another modern constellation created by Polish astronomer Johannes Hevelius in the late seventeenth century. Originally it was named Scutum Sobiescanum, “Shield of Sobieski” to honor John Sobieski, the king of Poland, who defeated the Ottoman forces in the Battle of Vienna in 1683. Later it was shortened to Scutum.
Scutum Constellation Points of Interest
Interesting Objects in the Constellation Scutum
Wild Duck Cluster
Bright Stars in Scutum
These are no stars in Scutum with a magnitude of 3.0 or brighter.