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2022 Saturn Viewing

Posted: July 25th, 2022, 11:09 pm
by Christopher K.
Saturn's opposition for 2022 will take place while the ringed beauty is in Capricornus. This will be Sunday 14 August. HRPO will be open beginning at 10:30pm. Saturn will be at magnitude 0.3.

Re: 2022 Saturn Viewing

Posted: August 14th, 2022, 8:26 pm
by Christopher K.
The front gate and main building will be open at 10:10pm. Below is the NOAA forecast for HRPO's planned Saturn viewing time of 10:30pm to 12:30am...
precipitation potential, 1%
sky cover, 15%
relative humidity, 89%
temperature, 26˚C
heat index, 27˚C
surface wind, SW 5 km/h

Danko's Clear Dark Sky states that during HRPO's viewing time the transparency rating will be "below average" (2 out of 5) and the seeing rating will be "excellent" (5 out of 5). [The 20OGS will be open for an hour only, until 11:30pm.]

The 14 August 2022 rating is...