3 Dec 2015

Look out for Saturn in the ‘Dawn sky’ this Christmas

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Dated 27 September, this wonderful image of Saturn is by Australian astrophotographer Trevor Barry using a Newtonian 16 inch telescope.

Saturn was in conjunction with the Sun on 30 November, and will now slowly begin to reappear in the morning sky from 14 December.

15 December 2015  RA: 16h 30.7m Dec –20 12’ Magnitude +0.5. Equatorial diameter 15.2” arc seconds. System I: 25.8 degrees.

24 December 2015  RA 16h 35.5m Dec –20 22’ Mag +0.5 System I: 187.8 degrees.

Jan 3 2016   RA 16h40.2m Dec –20 31’ Mag +0.5 System I: 349.9 degrees.

Image © Trevor Barry

 

 

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South > Top. North > Bottom.

West > Left. East> Right.

 

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