Saturn

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General Info

as of 08/05/2020 2:11 p.m.

TypePlanet
Constellation Sagittarius
Magnitude0.15
OrbitsSun
Right ascension19:58:31.21 (Hours)
Declination-20:54:22.6 (Deg)
% illuminated99.980
Distance from Earth9.03029AU
Distance from Sun10.00874AU
Elongation163:53:11.9
Mass95.152 ⊕

The ringed

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Saturn

Orion 10'' SkyQuest dobsonian
100 points

I was woken up around 23:00 by some noise outside my window.

Raccoons again.

I opened the door and threw a couple of rocks to scare them away and when as I glanced upward, starlight. For the first time in weeks my instinctive look up was actually met by something other than overcast skies: Jupiter hanging low in the east.

Even though it is way past my bedtime, I just manage to pull out the scope, place it under the local street lamp and point it at Saturn. This is my first observation of the mighty ringed planet this year. He's as an impressive sight as I remember when I first got into astronomy a year ago.

So glad I finally got the telescope out. Here's to more clear nights!

Saturn

Celestron 127eq
100 points

This was my first time viewing the ringed planet! I could clearly see the gap between the rings and the planet. Beautiful!

Saturn

Skyview Pro 120mm EQ
0 points

For my final view of the night I decided to look at Saturn. It was quite low on the horizon,just barely over the tree tops. Wasn't able to make out much detail due to the atmosphere being soupy and causing it to blur. I was able to see a few moons,Titan stood out the most. I was able to make out Rhea too but it was very faint compared to Titan.

Saturn

Skyview Pro 120mm EQ
0 points

Woke up at 5am to see the eclipse. Just my luck the moon enter the penumbral eclipse before it set. As it went behind the trees I swung over and took a peek at our ringed neighbor. Was able to distinguish the Cassini Division in the rings,wasn't able to do that with my old telescope. Nice and crisp morning to view the early sky.

Saturn

Jason 304 T 60 mm f/10
100 points

26 March 2015 5:00 AM After retiring to Bed around Midnight, I awoke before the Period of Second Sleep, and went out, this time in Garden adjacent to my Domicile, and Observed Saturn with the Telescop of Jason. Where Sr. Galileo had noted “Ears” on the Sides of that Planet, I observed them to be more Pointed, as triangles affixed to the sides of a Circle. I have Indicated their Appearance in my Drawings.

THE MILKY WAY

Although Not Included in the Original List of the Galileic Observations, the Nature ofMilky Way was clearly one of his more Important Insights. I turned the Telescop to the Milky Way in the area of Cygnus, and was Greeted by an Astonishing Splendor of a Myriad of Stars, Uncountable even in a Single Field of the Eyelens, a Spectacle giving Glory to God by Displaying a Mighty Testament to the Magnificence of his Creation.

Note: My Observations appeal to Confirm all the Claims of Sr. Galileo. As so many of them Contradict the Known Teaching of the Ancients and the Holy Church it leaves one in and Exceptional Quandry. Were they to be Widely Accepted, they call into Question the Wisdom of the Ancients from Aristotle to Ptolemy. If they, and THE CHURCH have erred in These Matters, in What Else could they have Erred? Should this Approach become Established among the Masses of the People, the Entire Order of Society would be Threatened. I suggest that we Abandon these Pursuits immediately, as Nothing Good will come of them.

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