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β Scuti (beta Scuti)

β Scuti is a bright giant star in the constellation of Scutum.

β Scuti visual magnitude is 4.22. Because of its moderate brightness, β Scuti should be easily visible from locations with dark skyes, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skyes affected by light pollution.

The table below summarizes the key facts about β Scuti:

4.22
Bright giant
β Scuti (beta Scuti) is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of β Scuti

β Scuti is situated close to the celestial equator, as such, it is at least partly visible from both hemispheres in certain times of the year. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of β Scuti are provided in the following table:

18h 47m 10s
-04° 44’ 52”
28.22°
-1.22°
Scutum

The simplified sky map below shows the position of β Scuti in the sky:

Finder chart β Scuti (beta Scuti) star
Simplified finder chart for β Scuti (beta Scuti).

Visibility of β Scuti from your location

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

Today's β Scuti (beta Scuti) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 94.7°
Max altitude: 33.8°
Azimuth: 265.3°
β Scuti (beta Scuti) is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of β Scuti

The image below is a photograph of β Scuti from the Digitized Sky Survey 2 (DSS2 - see the credits section) taken in the red channel. The area of sky represented in the image is 0.5x0.5 degrees (30x30 arcmins). The proper motion of β Scuti is -0.004 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.016 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of β Scuti (beta Scuti) star
DSS2 image of β Scuti. The red arrow shows the motion of β Scuti during the next 10000 years (-0.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of β Scuti from the Sun and relative movement

β Scuti is distant 689.22 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 22 kilometers per second.

211.42 pc
689.22 ly
-22 km/s
-0.004 arcsec/year
-0.016 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of β Scuti

β Scuti belongs to spectral class G4 and has a luminosity class of II corresponding to a bright giant star.

-2.41
G4II
4515K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where β Scuti is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of β Scuti. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of β Scuti

β Scuti
(beta Scuti)
SAO142618
SAO142618