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 Post subject: Saturn Viewing, 2017
PostPosted: January 18th, 2017, 4:42 pm 
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It's not quite time for the ringed planet. It can be found next week at about fourteen degrees off the southeast horizon as morning twilight begins. It will be at thirty degrees and higher in the same relation to the Sun starting the first week in March.


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 Post subject: Re: Saturn Viewing, 2017
PostPosted: April 24th, 2017, 1:51 pm 
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Saturn is offering some nice views early in the morning this week. If binoculars are used one can possibly find M8, M20, M21 and M23; they are all near Saturn and in fact Saturn will just get closer to them as it crosses into Sagittarius in mid-May.

Saturn hits thirty degrees altitude in Baton Rouge at the following times...
25 April = 2:39am
28 April = 2:27am
1 May = 2:15am
4 May = 2:02am
7 May = 1:50am
10 May = 1:38am
All times are Daylight.


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