Beta Scuti

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β Scuti
Observation data
Epoch J2000.0      Equinox J2000.0
Constellation Scutum
Right ascension 18h 47m 10.5s
Declination −04° 44′ 52″
Apparent magnitude (V) +4.22[1]
Distance 690 ± 115 ly
(211 ± 35 pc)
Spectral type G5II...
Other designations
HR 7063, HD 173764,
SAO 142618, HIP 92175
CCDM 18472-0445

Beta Scuti (β Sct, β Scuti) is a star in the constellation Scutum. It is approximately 690 light years from Earth. The primary star is radiating about 1,270 times the luminosity of the Sun from its outer atmosphere at an effective temperature of 4,622 K.[1] The star is a yellow G-type bright giant with an apparent magnitude of +4.22.

Beta Scuti was a latter designation of 6 Aquilae.[2]


  1. ^ a b Mallik, Sushma V. (December 1999), "Lithium abundance and mass", Astronomy and Astrophysics 352: 495–507, Bibcode:1999A&A...352..495M 
  2. ^ Wagman, M. (August 1987). "Flamsteed's Missing Stars". Journal for the History of Astronomy, Vol.18, NO. 3/AUG, P.209, 1987 18: 212. Bibcode:1987JHA....18..209W.