Epoch J2000 Equinox J2000
|Right ascension||18h 35m 12.4s|
|Declination||−08° 14′ 39″|
|Apparent magnitude (V)||+3.85|
|Distance||174 ± 8 ly
(53 ± 2 pc)
|Absolute magnitude (MV)||+0.21|
Alpha Scuti (α Sct, α Scuti) is a fourth-magnitude star in the constellation Scutum. Alpha Scuti is an orange K-type giant with an apparent magnitude of +3.85. Alpha Scuti is a known variable star. It is approximately 174 light years from Earth.
Alpha Scuti was a latter designation of 1 Aquilae.
- "HD 171443 -- Variable Star". SIMBAD Astronomical Database. Retrieved 2007-01-22.
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