Scutum


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Scutum

(skyoo -tŭm) (Shield) A small constellation in the southern hemisphere near Sagittarius, lying in the Milky Way, the brightest stars being of 3rd and 4th magnitude. It contains the bright RV Tauri star R Scuti, the prototype of the Delta Scuti stars, and many star clusters, including the just-visible fan-shaped open cluster, the Wild Duck (M11 [NGC 6705]). Abbrev.: Sct; genitive form: Scuti; approx. position: RA 19h, dec –10°; area: 109 sq deg.
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Scutum

 

(Shield), an equatorial constellation that contains no stars brighter than the fourth visual stellar magnitude. The best conditions for observation of the constellation are in June and July. Scutum can be seen everywhere in the USSR except the Far North.

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scutum

[′sküd·əm]
(invertebrate zoology)
A bony, horny, or chitinous plate.
The second of four pieces forming the upper part of the thoracic segment in certain insects.
One or two lower opercular valves in certain barnacles.

Scutum

[′sküd·əm]
(astronomy)
A southern constellation, right ascension 19 hours, declination 10° south. Also known as Shield.
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Diagnosis: Median occipital sclerites yellow; scutum uniformly yellow to yellowish brown; upper frons yellow to brown; hind femora uniformly yellow; wings bicoloured orange at base and blackish at tip, darkening of wing apex reaching discal cell or nearly so; basal 3-4 abdominal segments usually ochre-yellow.
Scutum blunting and total ossicular destruction were detected in six ears, wherein the middle ear was completely pneumatized.
He commented that the taxonomic status of Discocyrtus was "sehr unsicher" [very uncertain], since only one female specimen was known and it perhaps belonged to another genus (not yet described?), because it differed from the other species in the femur of pedipalps and the pattern of grooves on the abdominal scutum.
Mafee et al17 and David et al19 described the criteria indicating cholesteatoma as blunting of the scutum's normally sharp tip as often the earliest sign of attic cholesteatoma17,19.
Axial (Image A) and coronal (Image B and C) HRCT images showed as non-dependent soft tissue density lesion in right Prussak's space extending into right epitympanic space after eroding right scutum. Medial deviation of right ossicular chain was noted without ossicular chain erosion (Thin arrow in Image B).
Erosion or blunting of scutum is classically seen in attic cholesteatoma.
These objects, known as infrared dark clouds, were observed approximately 10,000 light-years away in the direction of the constellations of Aquila and Scutum.
BMSA(D)35137, one egg in anterolateral part of right scutum; 1 [female] same data, BMSA(D)35161, three eggs inserted in left side of body: immediately below wing base (Fig.
One such constellation is Scutum, which can truly boast objects of wonder to please the eye.