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Saturn Is Here!

Saturn may be the second largest planet in the solar system, but through a backyard telescope it’s stunning system of rings makes it visually Number one. The ring world, is currently shining in the southern sky. It may be at its lowest possible viewing altitude, but it’s wide open rings are worth viewing in a telescope. Look for Saturn early this week before the waxing moon brightens the sky. The ringed jewel can be found almost 25 degrees above the horizon, outshining every star in nearby Sagittarius, and Scorpius. Unlike the stars, Saturn will shine with a steady light.