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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).

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):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 896078.022618h 17m 09s-22° 10’ 11”
StarHIP 897418.605618h 18m 51s-23° 03’ 58”
StarHIP 891534.856818h 11m 43s-23° 42’ 04”
StarHIP 895667.512618h 16m 34s-23° 54’ 08”
StarHIP 897818.263618h 19m 19s-22° 44’ 15”
StarHIP 893695.32618h 14m 15s-21° 42’ 47”
StarHIP 892766.985618h 13m 02s-23° 07’ 02”
StarHIP 890717.692418h 10m 44s-22° 14’ 22”
StarHIP 894978.500618h 15m 49s-23° 48’ 55”
StarHIP 894688.646418h 15m 30s-23° 07’ 01”
StarHIP 890468.339218h 10m 30s-23° 33’ 59”
StarHIP 889427.803618h 09m 17s-22° 54’ 26”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Saturn

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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