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Scutum - The Shield

Snapshot: Scutum - The S...

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Ella Derbyshire
by Ella Derbyshire on Aug 19, 2009
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Scutum was added to the list of constellations in 1690 to commemorate a Polish military victory. It doesn't look much like a shield, but we can find its four brightest stars by looking on the horizon below the teapot in Saggitarius. It is a dim constellation, and this day it was fairly well hidden by the aurora.

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