Alpha Scuti

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α Scuti
Scutum constellation map.png
Location of α Scuti
Observation data
Epoch J2000      Equinox J2000
Constellation Scutum
Right ascension 18h 35m 12.4s
Declination −08° 14′ 39″
Apparent magnitude (V) +3.85
Spectral type K2III
Distance 174 ± 8 ly
(53 ± 2 pc)
Absolute magnitude (MV) +0.21
Other designations
HR 6973, HD 171443, SAO 142408, FK5 1482, BD −08 4638, NSV 11056, HIP 91117

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.[1]


  1. ^ Wagman, M. (August 1987). "Flamsteed's Missing Stars". Journal for the History of Astronomy. 18 (3): 212. Bibcode:1987JHA....18..209W. 

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