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Saturn live position and data

This page shows Saturn location and other relevant astronomical data in real time. The celestial coordinates, magnitude, distances and speed are updated in real time and are computed using high quality data sets provided by the JPL Horizons ephemeris service (see acknowledgements for details). The sky map shown below represents a rectangular portion of the sky 60x40 arcminutes wide. By comparison the diameter of the full Moon is about 30 arcmins, so the full horizontal extent of the map is approximately 2 full Moons wide. Depending on the device you are using, the map can be dragged horizondally or vertically using the mouse or touchscreen. The deep sky image in the background is provided by the Digitized Sky Survey (acknowledgements).

Local Time:
Right Ascension: 16.826304
Declination: -21.069983 (J2000)
Magnitude: 1.45
Constellation: Ophiucus
Solar Elongation: 40.3°

Distance of Saturn from the Sun: 1502373930 km [Relative velocity:  km/s]
Distance of Saturn from the Earth: 1612688829 km [Relative velocity:  km/s]

RA: -
Dec: -

Conjunctions of Saturn with other objects

The following table is a list of bright objects (stars brighter than magnitude 9.0 and galaxies brighter than magmitude 14.0) that are currently in close conjunction (less than 1.5 degrees apart) with Saturn:

Object TypeObject NameMagnitudeR.A.Dec.
StarHIP 818448.740216h 43m 01s-21° 20’ 38”
StarHIP 818877.802416h 43m 37s-20° 41’ 47”
StarHIP 821497.632416h 46m 57s-20° 06’ 12”
StarHIP 822448.643816h 48m 12s-20° 56’ 50”
StarHIP 823068.440616h 49m 01s-20° 27’ 21”
StarHIP 823517.177816h 49m 34s-21° 51’ 08”
StarHIP 824438.866616h 50m 55s-19° 50’ 15”
StarHIP 826215.811416h 53m 25s-20° 24’ 55”
StarHIP 827608.416816h 54m 51s-20° 47’ 37”

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