Epsilon Scuti

Stellar classification



  • X -227
  • Y -24
  • Z 487
→ Sol: 538

Object type

  • Star
  • Double or multiple star
  • Infra-Red source
  • UV-emission source
simbad:* eps Sct


Epsilon Scuti (ε Sct, ε Scuti) is a star system in the constellation Scutum. It is approximately 540 light years from Earth.

The primary component, Epsilon Scuti A, is a yellow G-type bright giant with an apparent magnitude of +4.88. It has at least three faint companions, two 14th magnitude stars, B and D, separated from the primary by 13.6 and 15.4 arcseconds respectively, and the 13th magnitude C, which is 38 arcseconds away.

Epsilon Scuti was a latter designation of 3 Aquilae.

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