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In the News (Sat 20 Jul 19)

  Constellation Report
This weekend we move on to the constellation Scutum the Shield.
Scutum is a fairly young constellation, being created in the 1700's by Johannes Hevelius to commemorate the heroics of Polish king John Sobieski III in the defense of Vienna.
Scutum is located due north of the constellation Sagittarius, which we covered last week.
www.utahskies.org /deepsky/constellations/scutum.htm   (533 words)

It was originally known as Scutum Sobiescii (Sobieski's Shield) after the Polish king and hero Jan III Sobieski.
Scutum is the fifth smallest of the 88 modern constellations.
The two best known deep sky objects in Scutum are M11 (NGC 6705), the Wild Duck Cluster, a dense open cluster, and M26, another open cluster also known as NGC 6694.
www.xasa.com /wiki/en/wikipedia/s/sc/scutum.html   (196 words)

 Constellations: Scutum, The Shield
Located in a bright region of the Milky Way, between Aquila and Serpens, Scutum is a faint constellation, created in honour of the Polish King, John III Sobieski, being originally named Scutum Sobiescianum, Sobiesci's Shield.
Scutum contains two Messier objects, M11, the Wild Duck Cluster, a magnitude 6 open cluster so named because it is shaped like the fan of Wild Ducks in fight, when seen through small telescopes; and M26, another open cluster.
Scutum is a modern constellation invented by Hevelius in the 17th century, so there is no ancient classical mythology associated with it.
www.r-clarke.org.uk /constellations/scutum.htm   (115 words)

 The Dispatch - Serving the Lexington, NC - News
The original name Scutum Sobiescianum (Sobieski's Shield) was introduced in late 1683 by Hevelius as commemoration of the victory of the Christian forces led by Polish king and hero John III Sobieski in the battle of Vienna.
With an area of 109 square degrees, Scutum is the fifth smallest of the 88 modern constellations.
The Milky Way runs through the constellation, and the Scutum star cloud can be found in the northeastern corner of the constellation.
www.the-dispatch.com /apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=NEWS&template=wiki&text=Scutum   (245 words)

 Scutum, mythology, history, characteristics and observations by telescope
Scutum is a smallest constellation located in the celestial equator of 100º square in form of perfect rectangle.
Scutum limits the north with the constellations of Aquila and Serpens Cauda, to the east with Serpens Tail, the south with the constellation of Sagittarius and to the west with Aquila and Sagittarius, therefore, Scutum is fitted between three constellations, Aquila, Serpens Cauda and Sagittarius.
The constellation of Scutum I located the 29 to it of June of 1984 in the Majorcan locality of Inca, had then, 17 years.
www.mallorcaweb.net /masm/Sct1.htm   (831 words)

 scutum carriage
The furca laid over the top edge of the scutum pulls the top in just a bit, but it is enough to keep the bottom edge of the shield off your legs.
The scutum is pushed to the back and the second strap is buckled around the torso, keeping it all in position.
The skinny torso strap is 34", and the shor skinny strap with a buckle is 10".
www.florentius.com /scutumcarriage.htm   (597 words)

 Scutum Constellation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Scutum, the Shield, is a minor constellation found just north of Milky Way in Sagittarius.
Hevelius commemorated this event with the inclusion of Scutum Sobieskii in summer sky in 1690.
M26 is a small open cluster bathed in the Small-Star Cloud of Scutum that is a bright and noticeable part of the summer's Milky Way.
www.wingmakers.co.nz /Scutum.html   (514 words)

 Scutum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Scutum, a constellation also known as Scutum Sobiescii after the Polish king and hero Jan III Sobieski, was introduced in 1690 by Hevelius.
Scutum AnalysenTechnik GmbH Optische Messgeräte zur Schichtdickenmessung von transparenten dünnen Schichten.
Groupe Scutum S.A. Entreprise de sécurité électronique, vidéosurveillance, sécurité par l'image et télé-assistance.
www.serebella.com /encyclopedia/article-Scutum.html   (183 words)

 Star Tales – Scutum
Scutum is the only constellation introduced for political reasons that is still in use.
Scutum shown under the name Scutum Sobiesii in the Uranographia of Johann Bode.
Scutum lies in a bright area of the Milky Way and is distinctive despite its small size.
www.ianridpath.com /startales/scutum.htm   (144 words)

 Romans in Britain - The Roman soldier's shield - Scutum
On the left side of the soldier's body was his trusty shield (scutum) This was unusual in design since it was not flat, as was the case with shields used by Celtic tribes, but semi-circular.
To make the scutum light enough to carry when marching, it was builds mainly from flat strips of wood that were laid at right angles to each other.
If the scutum was flat, a rock hitting the scutum would make a direct impact, which meant the soldier's arms would have to absord the power generated by the missile.
www.romans-in-britain.org.uk /mil_roman_soldier_shield.htm   (509 words)

 W&B Scientific - Scutum: Study of the Memory Bus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Scutum, our new algorithm for the construction of the World Wide Web, is the solution to all of these obstacles [1].
The model for Scutum consists of four independent components: the extensive unification of symmetric encryption and the Internet, distributed communication, the simulation of cache coherence, and digital-to-analog converters [5].
Continuing with this rationale, one potentially improbable drawback of Scutum is that it can store model checking; we plan to address this in future work.
wbsci.org /Memory/377/Scutum-Study-of-the-Memory-Bus.html   (1871 words)

 Ludus Gladiatorius - Equipment Reviews.
Not knowing much about scutum construction at the time, we decided to buy one from the Museum Replicas group, as the UK branch had one and they seemed of a reasonable standard from the illustration and description given in the catalogue.
Delivery was prompt, within a few days because we bought the scutum from the UK branch of Museum Replicas.
I was surprised at the weight of the scutum although now it does not seem particularly heavy.
www.ludus.org.uk /r/reviewsmrscutum.html   (432 words)

Scutum and scutellum shining between quite close and deep punctures; apical margins of abdominal terga conspicously yellowish-hyaline..
Scutum and scutellum dull, densely tessellate between the punctures; apical margins of abdominal terga dark..
Scutum with a dense covering of golden tomentum, obscuring the surface, with subcontiguous punctures; abdomen pale testaceous...
chiron.valdosta.edu /jbpascar/floridabees/dialictus.htm   (853 words)

 Constellation Scutum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
The constellation of Scutum is being counted to the Hercules constellation family.
Although it is one of the smallest constellations (in fact the 5th smallest), it is located in a very interesting part of the sky because next to the Milky Way it contains rich Milky Way star fields and therefore is also for the amateur astronomer of interest.
Scutum can be found southwest from Ophiuchus and southeast from Aquila, the Eagle, just ten degrees south of the celestial equator.
www.maa.mhn.de /Maps/Stars_en/Fig/scutum.html   (251 words)

Scutum was invented by the Polish astronomer Johannes Hevelius, and was placed in his posthumous catalogue of 1690, the Prodromus Astronomiae, along with Canes Venatici, Lacerta, Leo Minor, Lynx, Sextans, and Vulpecula.
Scutum is quite dim, with few Bayer stars.
The cluster is one degree SE of delta Scuti.
www.dibonsmith.com /sct_con.htm   (601 words)

 Scutum, a Constellation for July and August   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
This constellation was originally Scutum Sobiescianum and represents the shield of the Polish king-hero John Sobieski III.
Scutum is a difficult constellation to find visually since its brightest star is rather dim at magnitude 3.85.
On a clear dark night way from city lights when the Moon is out of the sky, Scutum may be picked out between the bright stars Altair and Antares.
www.rasnz.org.nz /Stars/Scutum.htm   (407 words)

 Scutum Cover
scutum was protected by a drawstring leather cover.
The decoration on a scutum cover could take many forms, but was most often based on a table-shaped applique with an open-work design.
The implication is that colored fabric was placed under the openwork to contrast with the leather.
www.larp.com /legioxx/scucvr.html   (552 words)

 Peoria Astronomical Society - Learning Topics-Scutum (The Shield)
Scutum, the Shield, is completely visible in latitudes South of 74 degrees North from June - August.
Scutum was invented by Johannes Hevelius in 1690.
Scutum was originally drawn as the Coat of Arms of Scutum (John) Sobieskii, king of Poland, who so distiguished himself in defending his land against the Turks when they marched on Vienna on September 12, 1683; the Turks were turned back at the gates of the city.
www.astronomical.org /portal/modules/wfsection/article.php?articleid=75   (196 words)

 Hawaiian Astronomical Society - Scutum
Scutum may reflect ultimate reality, but it is rooted in history.
King John III Sobieski, king of Poland fought a battle on September 12, 1683 against the forces of the Ottoman Empire.
M11 sits on the northern border of the Scutum Star Cloud.
hawastsoc.org /deepsky/sct/index.html   (519 words)

 SHIELD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
The dimensions and curvature of Legio VI's shield, or scutum, seen at left, are copied closely from the one known example of a rectangular Roman scutum, uncovered at Dura Europus and dating from the mid-third century AD.
The outer rim of the scutum is protected by thin brass or copper sheeting.
When not in use during battle, the scutum was generally kept in a leather cover to protect it from the elements.
www.legionsix.org /shield.htm   (591 words)

 By the Sword, Inc. Roman Shields
The Scutum, or shield, was the main form of body protection of the Roman soldiers.
The model displayed here is a wooden cut down model scutum, which was certainly in use by Augustus time; it retains the curved side from large Republican shields, with the top and bottom shorn off.
The Scutum was carried by Roman soldiers from 100 A.D. onward.
www.by-the-sword.com /acatalog/Roman_Shields.html   (645 words)

Scutum is a modern constellation and the only constellation to be associated with a historical figure of the modern era.
The complete title of this constellation is Scutum Sobiescianum, that is, Sobieski's Shield.
Scutum is quite dim; it contains only two stars as bright as fourth magnitude.
domeofthesky.com /clicks/sct.html   (99 words)

Scutum either rugose or closely punctate throughout, interspaces being less than diameter of punctures, in large part...
Scutum somewhat greenish; punctures rather sparse posteriorly; tarsi yellow; flagellum pale testaceous; gonostyli with a slender, elongate, apical projection directed toward median line...
Scutum fl; more coarsely and closely punctate; antennae and tarsi relatively dark; gonostyli without a slender apical projection..
chiron.valdosta.edu /jbpascar/floridabees/sphecodes.htm   (575 words)

 Scutum w/Antiqued Brass Embossed Wings - MWArt.com
Scutum with Antiqued Brass Embossed Wings features a highly detailed emblem and rim.
Scutum is the Latin word for any type of shield, although in modern times, it has been associated with the standard semi-cylindrical type carried by Roman legionaries.
Curved Scutum was constructed largely of strips of overlapping bentwood.
www.mwart.com /xq/ASP/pid.2432/qx/product.htm   (94 words)

 Amazon.com: scutum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Scutum: Die Entwicklung einer italisch-etruskischen Schildform von den Anfängen bis zur Zeit Caesars (European university studies.
The distribution of stars in the Scutum region of the Milky way,, (Kungl.
Observations of neutral hydrogen in an interior region of the galaxy: And the structure and kinematics of the scutum spiral arm by W. Shane (Paperback - 1971)
www.amazon.com /s?ie=UTF8&keywords=scutum&tag=lexico&index=blended&link_code=qs&page=1   (736 words)

The stake should be as thick as your scutum, and is used for both general folding, and the corners.
Remove the edging from the scutum and clamp it onto the stake.
Also, refer to the techinque for accordion folding it on Scutum Edging Page 2, it would simplify this aspect of the work.
www.florentius.com /scutumedging.htm   (997 words)

 Turning Your Slab of Aluminum into a Scutum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
A forearm strap is a must for the Scutum.
Also for safety, we tape small squares of leather over the inside bolt heads to keep them from scraping your arm.
Remember as you use your scutum that it was this type of shield that made Calontir known to every other kingdom in the Known World at Pennsic XIII.
calontir.sca.org /marshal/scutum.html   (844 words)

 Scutum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Scutum, ‘The Shield’, is a faint and small mid-summer constellation with one of the most splendid deep sky objects -- The Wild Duck Cluster.
A number of other deep sky objects are suitable for large binoculars, and there are several interesting variable stars.
One of these, the important pulsating variable star known as delta Scuti, changes its magnitude by only one-tenth about every five hours.
www.dibonsmith.com /sct.htm   (65 words)

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