Position of Saturn in the Sky

The current position of Saturn is computed using high quality data sets provided by the JPL Horizons ephemeris service (see acknowledgements). It is important to be aware that for objects like comets there might be large discrepancies between the predicted magnitude and the real one. This happens because comets magnitude is highly influenced by physical phenomena which can be hardly modelled and calculated in advance.

Current close conjunctions

List of bright objects (stars brighter than magnitude 9.0 and galaxies brighter than magmitude 14.0) close to Saturn (less than 1.5 degrees):

StarHIP 852858.322217h 25m 36s-21° 37’ 54”
StarHIP 853767.094417h 26m 42s-21° 28’ 09”
StarHIP 854917.917h 28m 16s-20° 57’ 49”
StarHIP 856428.919617h 30m 06s-22° 57’ 04”
StarHIP 857248.909617h 31m 03s-21° 29’ 06”
StarHIP 858048.58317h 31m 56s-22° 59’ 58”
StarHIP 859257.601817h 33m 34s-22° 10’ 17”
StarHIP 859547.351617h 34m 02s-23° 01’ 52”
StarHIP 860606.478217h 35m 18s-22° 02’ 37”
StarHIP 861588.311417h 36m 23s-20° 58’ 38”

Additional resources

Astronomy databases

This online sky chart is created using the following astronomy databases and services:

  1. The Digitized Sky Survey, a photographic survey of the whole sky created using images from different telescopes, including the Oschin Schmidt Telescope on Palomar Mountain
  2. The Hipparcos Star Catalogue, containing more than 100.000 bright stars
  3. The PGC 2003 Catalogue, containing information about 1 million galaxies
  4. The GSC 2.3 Catalogue, containing information about more than 2 billion stars and galaxies
Please see the acknowledgements section.

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