Saturn

Observed:  Points: 100

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as of 08/05/2020 2:05 p.m.

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General Info

as of 08/05/2020 2:05 p.m.

TypePlanet
Constellation Sagittarius
Magnitude0.15
OrbitsSun
Right ascension19:58:31.29 (Hours)
Declination-20:54:22.3 (Deg)
% illuminated99.980
Distance from Earth9.03027AU
Distance from Sun10.00874AU
Elongation163:53:29.3
Mass95.152 ⊕

The ringed

☉ Solar Masses ⊕ Earth Masses j Jupiter Masses

Saturn

Starblast 4.5
100 points

OK view of Saturn, seeing not so great and looking into the light dome of the city.

Saturn

Orion XT8
100 points

could see 4 of the 6 satellites of saturn. Titan was the brightest followed by Rhea, Dione, and Tethys.

Saturn

Orion XT8
100 points

First light observation and very first object seen through new telescope. Amazing to see with your own eyes. Colored bands could be seen along with shadow from the rings. A few divisions could be seen in the rings. Spotted four of it's moons although not able to identify which.

Saturn

Skyview Pro 120mm EQ
0 points

After a long hiatus due to constant clouds,rain,storms,fog,etc. I finally got a chance to head out and view our ringed lady.

"God loved the planet so much he put a ring on it." -Somebody

It was a bit misty and humid out so my optics fogged up and everything had to be wiped down to get rid of all the dew it collected for the hour I was outside. Overall it was a nice experience to see Saturn for the first time this year, I hope to see it more this year.

Saturn

Skywatcher Skymax 90
100 points

Another break and time for a short session to feed the addiction! I always enjoy to gaze upon the jewel of our solar system when I get the chance.Even with a small aperture telescope such as the little Maksutov that I used this time. Sure, it can't compete with a bigger aperture telescope, but it's still quite enjoyable. Only got a few seconds of clarity since the planet currently is located so low towards the horizon. I wish I could see Saturn from my backyard. Then I could use the 12" dob instead.

Generate a finder chart

The following form will generate a PDF finder chart suitable for printing using to locate objects in the sky with your telescope!

The Date is only really useful for solar system objects, as deep space objects move measurably only on a galactic timescale.

The larger the F.O.V (field of view), the more "zoomed out" the object will appear. It can be helpful to print several charts of the same object with different field of views.

Limiting the magnitude (remember, lower magnitude means brighter!) of stars and objects can make sure your chart is not cluttered with dim objects that you may not be visible to you anyway. The defaults are good, but try experimenting with raising and lowering the values.

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