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I wonder why Zixar hasn't posted this...Saturn

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Cuz he's always quick to post the stellar events...

Saturn is coming to visit for New Year's!

Neat stuff...

... I've been here and I've been there and I've been in between...

[This message was edited by Tom Strange on December 15, 2003 at 17:44.]

[This message was edited by Kit Sober on February 29, 2004 at 20:36.]

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Fortunately, Saturn moves so slowly around the Sun that viewing it will be good for the next few months. It's easy to find if you can find Orion. Find Orion's three belt stars in the southeastern sky about 9pm local time. The bright star below them and to the right is Rigel. Start at Rigel and draw an imaginary line up and to the left through the middle star in Orion's belt. Continue this line past the bright red Betelgeuse in Orion's shoulder until you come to a yellowish star about as bright as Betelgeuse. That's Saturn, currently in southern Gemini. Binoculars won't show the rings, unfortunately, unless you have a huge 15x70 pair. Any small telescope will pop them right out at you, though. It's the one sight that no one can mistake for anything else through a telescope, and one that no one should miss seeing at least once in their lives.

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