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γ Scuti (gamma Scuti)

γ Scuti is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Scutum.

γ Scuti visual magnitude is 4.7. Because of its moderate brightness, γ 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 γ Scuti:

4.7
Main-sequence
γ Scuti (gamma Scuti) is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of γ Scuti

γ 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 γ Scuti are provided in the following table:

18h 29m 11s
-14° 33’ 56”
17.46°
-1.79°
Scutum

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

Finder chart γ Scuti (gamma Scuti) star
Simplified finder chart for γ Scuti (gamma Scuti).

Visibility of γ Scuti from your location

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

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

Azimuth: 104.6°
Max altitude: 24.0°
Azimuth: 255.4°
γ Scuti (gamma Scuti) is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of γ Scuti

The image below is a photograph of γ 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 γ Scuti is 0.003 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.002 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of γ Scuti (gamma Scuti) star
DSS2 image of γ Scuti. The red arrow shows the motion of γ Scuti during the next 100000 years (5.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -3.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of γ Scuti from the Sun and relative movement

γ Scuti is distant 291.33 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 41 kilometers per second.

89.37 pc
291.33 ly
-41 km/s
0.003 arcsec/year
-0.002 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of γ Scuti

γ Scuti belongs to spectral class A3 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.

-0.06
A3V
9434K

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

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

Alternative designations of γ Scuti

γ Scuti
(gamma Scuti)
SAO161520
SAO161520