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Episode # 357.
An observing Guide to Saturn:
* Currently Located in Aquarius
* Just past Opposition Aug 27th, so perfectly placed in evening sky
* Rises before Sunset so it’s high enough to observe as soon as it’s dark
* Naked eye - looks like a bright yellowish star
* Binoculars - out of round…might see “ears” with higher power
* Telescope - Mind blowing rings
* Saturn is crawling up the ecliptic, now just at -12 - degrees so more favourably placed than the past decade!
* We’re 9-degrees off plane from the rings now revealing the north polar region, they’ll be edge on in 2025. But this is the last year to get a great look at the rings until 2027!
* You can see at least 5 Moons , check out the S&T tool.
* How to Observe it?
* Eyepieces? Filters? & Magnifications
An observing Guide to Jupiter:
* Jupiter is in Southern Aries
* Reaches Opposition Nov. 1-2
* Need to be up early until after that date
* Naked eye looks like a pale orange star
* Binoculars show a mostly featureless disk but the Moons as galileo saw them.
* I’ve been enjoying watching the Moons in binos.
* Telescopes can show a wealth of detail on the disk from bands and festoons to the GRS.
* Use S&T tools to ID the Moons and determines visibility of GRS
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