n MNASSA : Monthly Notes of the Astronomical Society of South Africa - Scutum the Protective Shield : deep-sky delights

Volume 71, Issue 5_6
  • ISSN : 0024-8266



If we take the time to look up at the Milky Way during our southern winter it is such a privilege to be able to revel in the wealth of stellar beauty, and of course our eyes would also be exploring the hub of what forms the centre of our galaxy. Constellations like Sagittarius and Scorpius, which take pride of place, sometimes overwhelm the lesser known constellations suspended at the bright fringes of the Milky Way hub.

One such constellation is Scutum, which can truly boast objects of wonder to please the eye.

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