Gamma Scuti

Stellar classification



  • X -98
  • Y -13
  • Z 304
→ Sol: 320

Object type

  • Star
  • Infra-Red source
  • UV-emission source
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Gamma Scuti (γ Sct, γ Scuti) is a star in the constellation Scutum.

Gamma Scuti is a white A-type main-sequence star with an apparent magnitude of +4.67. It is approximately 319 light years from Earth.

Currently it is moving towards the Solar System at 41 km/s, which means in 2.1 million years it will pass at just 14 ly distance, probably becoming the brightest star in the night sky, at magnitude -2.1, for a period.

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