|Visible in Latitudes:||70° thru -90°|
|Best Seen In:||August, 9:00 pm|
|Transit Date:||June 30|
|Right Ascension:||18.67 hours|
|Area:||109.114 sq. degrees|
Scutum was created by Johannes Hevelius in 1690, originally drawn as the Coat of Arms of Scutum (John) Sobieski, king of Poland, who 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. And seven years later Scutum was created in honor of his victory.