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):

StarHIP 1005337.782420h 23m 07s-18° 20’ 32”
StarHIP 1009508.993420h 28m 04s-20° 18’ 17”
StarHIP 1004708.425220h 22m 27s-19° 46’ 52”
StarHIP 1005638.230820h 23m 30s-20° 31’ 46”
StarHIP 1011118.520820h 29m 43s-19° 05’ 26”
StarHIP 1007408.828220h 25m 27s-21° 09’ 26”
StarHIP 1002906.820h 20m 28s-19° 38’ 49”
StarHIP 1006088.587820h 24m 05s-21° 10’ 17”
StarHIP 1002167.607820h 19m 33s-19° 54’ 45”
StarHIP 1008057.504620h 26m 21s-19° 09’ 07”
StarHIP 1003938.895820h 21m 32s-19° 04’ 31”
StarHIP 1007708.220420h 25m 53s-18° 28’ 57”
StarHIP 1001955.129420h 19m 23s-19° 07’ 06”
StarHIP 1007136.729420h 25m 04s-19° 26’ 01”
GalaxyNGC 690312.920h 23m 44s-19° 19’ 28”

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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