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- n. Genitive form of Scutum used when naming stars, such as α Scuti.
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Rob Kaufman recently captured a Nova outburst Nova Scuti 2009 V496 SCT between the trees and clouds from his back yard.
Though it is rare for delta Scuti stars to produce planets at all.
It had no planets—just an asteroid belt about 14 AU out—and its only other claim to fame was its classification as a star of the delta Scuti type, a variable with a difference.
The starlight was in fact so bright that the leaves blocking it out cast clear sharp shadows on the leaf-strewn ground—for this was a forest that grew on a world at the heart of the great R Scuti Cluster, where stars shone even in the daytime, and the night sky was a jewelled tapestry thick with slowly-pulsing regular variables and novae, all huge and close.
Scuti: The Observatory distortion in the Photo-heliograph.
Credit: Rob Kaufman's spectrogram of Nova Scuti 2009 V496 SCT outburst