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    Cool 2012 Apparition of Saturn

    Saturnís opposition and closest approach to Earth for its current apparition will occur on 2012 APR 15. Tonight for Chicagoland observers it will rise at 21:49 CDT and about four minutes earlier each succeeding evening. Iíve written a more detailed description of Saturnís current apparition, and created numerous preview charts including a ring tilt graph.

    Link to my Saturn article and graphics: www.CurtRenz.com/saturn

    Photos and descriptions of Saturn during its current apparition would be welcome additions to this thread.
    For astronomical graphics and data visit
    www.CurtRenz.com/astronomical

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    Quote Originally Posted by Centaur View Post
    Saturnís opposition and closest approach to Earth for its current apparition will occur on 2012 APR 15. Tonight for Chicagoland observers it will rise at 21:49 CDT and about four minutes earlier each succeeding evening. Iíve written a more detailed description of Saturnís current apparition, and created numerous preview charts including a ring tilt graph.

    Link to my Saturn article and graphics: www.CurtRenz.com/saturn

    Photos and descriptions of Saturn during its current apparition would be welcome additions to this thread.
    British Astron. Assoc. here.. gives Saturn's moon positions with magnitudes at oposition and a Java applet letting you see the relative positions at any time...

    http://britastro.org/computing/applets_saturn.html

    G^2

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    Smile

    While Saturnís opposition from the Sun isnít expected until April 15, its greatest brilliance for this opposition at magnitude +0.2 is estimated to have already occurred on April 6. Thatís due to the apparent ring tilt decreasing while Saturn is in apparent retrograde motion: www.CurtRenz.com/saturn
    For astronomical graphics and data visit
    www.CurtRenz.com/astronomical

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