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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 862748.505417h 37m 42s-21° 15’ 22”
StarHIP 863038.099817h 38m 03s-22° 34’ 54”
StarHIP 863526.142617h 38m 44s-21° 54’ 45”
StarHIP 864558.541217h 39m 55s-23° 03’ 40”
StarHIP 865198.797217h 40m 51s-20° 51’ 51”
StarHIP 866557.521417h 42m 20s-23° 20’ 57”
StarHIP 867364.831817h 43m 25s-21° 40’ 59”
StarHIP 867788.521817h 43m 56s-22° 45’ 42”
StarHIP 868196.548817h 44m 23s-22° 11’ 41”
StarHIP 86931017h 45m 44s-22° 10’ 51”
StarHIP 870996.048617h 47m 45s-22° 28’ 39”

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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