Phil Harrington's binocular universe (September 2005)
Go on the prowl for dark nebulae.
Unlike most of the constellations, many of which we can trace their origins to the dawn of civilization, Scutum the Shield was created relatively recently by famous Polish astronomer Johan Hevelius. Three years after his death in 1687, Hevelius' Prodromus Astronomiae was published. Inside, he had created several new constellations, including Canes Venatici, Lacerta, Leo Minor, Lynx, Sextans, Scutum, and Vulpecula.