S C U T U M

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Scutum, 'Sobieski's Shield', was another constellation invented by Johannes Hevelius in 1690. It represented the shield carried by the King of Poland, Jan Sobieski, who defeated the Turks at the battle of Vienna in 1683.



09/16/2009 - 8 seconds, StellaCam II 8mm, B&W


Scutum is home to a number of large stellar 'OB' Associations. An O-B Association is a large, very loose form of an open star cluster consisting of young spectral type "O" and "B" stars. They cover large volumes of space, are loosely held together by gravity and have short lifetimes of a few million years.

To view a sketch of a specific OB Association:
Click on the location of the object on the imagemap or select from the list below.



All sketches were made with an 80mm refractor spotting scope using low-power eyepieces, with an amici prism giving a corrected field of view. To view the sketches of these OB Associations, select from the list below:

Additional Deep-Sky objects located in this Constellation:


M11 - 08/31/2002 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-Ex 2.5 seconds      - 06/12/1988 - 13" Dob f4.5, 32mm 71x
   




M11 (open cluster) - 09/06/2015
50mm Refractor & Stellacam-II 8 seconds


80mm f5.5 Refractor, StellaCam-3 @ 8 seconds        - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 8 seconds
   

M11 (open cluster) - 08/29/2016 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 15 seconds





M26 - 09/04/2008 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-Ex 2.5 seconds      - 07/29/1989 - 8" Dob f4.5, 12.5mm 91x
   


NGC 6631 (open cluster) - 08/07/2010 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-II 8 seconds



NGC 6639 (open cluster) - 08/07/2010 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-II 8 seconds



NGC 6649 (open cluster) - 08/07/2010 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-II 8 seconds



NGC 6664 (open cluster) - 08/07/2010 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-II 8 seconds


NGC 6682 (open cluster) - 08/15/2012 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 12 seconds



NGC 6683 (open Cluster) - 09/06/2010 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 8 seconds



NGC 6704 (open cluster) - 08/07/2010 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-II 8 seconds



NGC 6712 (globular cluster) - 08/07/2010 - 8" SCT f6.3, SC-II 8 seconds     - 08/02/1992 - 8" Dob f4.5, 16mm & 2.8xB 160x
   


NGC 6728 (open cluster) - 08/15/2012 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 15 seconds




IC 1287 (reflection nebula) - 06/24/2017 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 60 seconds





IC 1295 (planetary nebula)
08/30/1992 - 8" Dob f4.5, 16mm 57x         08/08/2015 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 35 seconds
   




B103 (dark nebula) - 06/24/2017 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 60 seconds




B104 (dark nebula) - 09/06/2015
80mm f5.5 Refractor, StellaCam-3 @ 20 seconds        - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 20 seconds
   



B104 (dark nebula) - 06/24/2017 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 60 seconds





B100 & B101 (dark nebula) - 06/24/2017 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 60 seconds





B110 (dark nebula) - 06/24/2017 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 60 seconds





B113 (dark nebula) - 06/24/2017 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 60 seconds





B112, B114, B115, B116, B117 & B118 (dark nebula near M11) - 09/08/2015
50mm f3 Refractor, StellaCam-II @ 8 seconds



Basel-1 (open cluster) - 08/15/2012 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 15 seconds



Dolidze-28 (open cluster) - 08/15/2012 - 80mm Bosma Refracor f6.3, StellaCam-II 8 seconds




Dolidze-29 (open cluster) - 08/15/2012 - 80mm Bosma Refracor f6.3, StellaCam-II 8 seconds




Dolidze-30 (open cluster) - 08/15/2012 - 80mm Bosma Refracor f6.3, StellaCam-II 8 seconds




Dolidze-31 (open cluster) - 08/15/2012 - 80mm Bosma Refracor f6.3, StellaCam-II 8 seconds




Dolidze-32 (open cluster) - 08/15/2012 - 80mm Bosma Refracor f6.3, StellaCam-II 8 seconds





M1-59 (planetary nebula) - 05/30/2016 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 20 seconds




Ruprecht-141 (open cluster) - 08/15/2012 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 15 seconds




Ruprecht-142 (open cluster) - 08/15/2012 - 80mm Bosma Refracor f6.3, StellaCam-II 8 seconds




Ruprecht-143 (open cluster) - 08/15/2012 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 15 seconds




Ruprecht-144 (open cluster) - 08/15/2012 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 15 seconds





Ruprecht-170 (open cluster) - 07/29/2013 - 8" SCT f5, StellaCam-3 15 seconds



SH2-61 (nebula) - 08/04/2016 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 35 seconds




Trumpler-34 (open cluster) - 08/15/2012 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 15 seconds




Trumpler-35 (open cluster) - 08/15/2012 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 12 seconds





Scutum 'Star-Cloud' - 06/19/2004 - StellaCam-EX & 24mm cctv lens


Scutum 'Star-Cloud' - 07/10/2010 - Samsung & Canon 5.5mm cctv lens


Milky-Way Telescope - 07/09/2010 - StellaCam-EX & Canon 5.5mm cctv lens



Scutum Milky-Way region - 06/15/2012

12mm Canon CCTV lens, StellaCam-II 8 seconds






Hope you enjoyed the visit. Come again soon!
Larry McHenry,   Pittsburgh, PA. USA

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