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Alpha Scuti
DSS image of Alpha Scuti
Digitized Sky Survey image of Alpha Scuti, 60' x 60' with north at top and west to the right

DSS image of Alpha Scuti
Overlaid DSS image of Alpha Scuti, 60' x 60' with north at top and west to the right
α Sct, 1 Aql
BD-08 4638, HD 171443, HR 6973, SAO 142408, HIP 91117

Type  Star
Magnitude  3.8
Size  
RA (2000)  18h 35' 12.5"
Dec (2000)  8° 14' 39" S
Constellation  Aquila

Observing Notes

Andrew Cooper
Jul 19, 2020    Waikoloa, HI (map)
20cm f/6 Newtonian, Cave Astrola @ 81x

Brilliant pale orange, no companion noted, rich galactic starfield
Other Data Sources for Alpha Scuti
Nearby objects for Alpha Scuti
Acknowledgements and Credits...

Drawings, descriptions and CCD photos are copyright Andrew Cooper unless otherwise noted, no usage without permission. Use for non-profit and educational reasons is generally given on request.

Positional and some physical information is from the NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database (NED) which is operated by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, under contract with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

Additional object data from the SIMBAD database, operated at CDS, Strasbourg, France.

The Digitized Sky Survey was produced at the Space Telescope Science Institute under U.S. Government grant NAG W-2166. The images of these surveys are based on photographic data obtained using the Oschin Schmidt Telescope on Palomar Mountain and the UK Schmidt Telescope.

Dark nebulae data from E.E. Barnard, A Photographic Atlas of Selected Regions of the Milky Way. Ed. Edwin B. Frost and Mary R. Calvert. Carnegie Institution of Washington, 1927

Object descriptions of Rev. Webb from Celestial Objects for Common Telescopes sixth edition, Rev. T.W. Webb, 1917, edited by Rev T.E.Espin.