Saturn

Observed:  Points: 100

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as of 08/05/2020 2:18 p.m.

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General Info

as of 08/05/2020 2:18 p.m.

TypePlanet
Constellation Sagittarius
Magnitude0.15
OrbitsSun
Right ascension19:58:31.13 (Hours)
Declination-20:54:22.8 (Deg)
% illuminated99.980
Distance from Earth9.03031AU
Distance from Sun10.00874AU
Elongation163:52:54.6
Mass95.152 ⊕

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Saturn

Orion Sky View Pro 8" EQ
100 points

The first chance I got I took my scope out to see Saturn. I was forced to look through a neighbors tree but enough light still came through the branches for me to see Saturn. It wasn't the best view but it blew my mind that I was looking at Saturn and could still see its rings despite the poor conditions. I was only able to view for about 15 min before Saturn went to far into the tree and the image became a dim mess.

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