Saturn Viewer Example: Sun Crossing

This is a view of Saturn just after the Sun has completed its passage through the ring plane on 21 November 1995. Note that a 12th-magnitude star will be behind the rings at this time.

Saturn Viewer Results

Input Parameters
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 Observation time (UTC): 1995-11-21 12:01:11
Field of view (seconds): 50
           Central body: Saturn (699)
 Maximum star magnitude: 99
      Minimum disk size: 0.
            Annotations: On

Field of View Description (J2000)
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     Body          RA                  Dec                 dRA (")    dDec (")
 699 Saturn        23h 19m 33.7903s    -6d 47m 08.279s       0.000      0.000
 601 Mimas         23h 19m 35.0516s    -6d 47m 08.579s      18.787     -0.299
 602 Enceladus     23h 19m 31.6096s    -6d 47m 06.127s     -32.481      2.153
 603 Tethys        23h 19m 36.7414s    -6d 47m 11.296s      43.957     -3.016
 604 Dione         23h 19m 35.4065s    -6d 47m 07.991s      24.074      0.288
 605 Rhea          23h 19m 35.0832s    -6d 47m 06.573s      19.258      1.706
 606 Titan         23h 19m 45.8484s    -6d 47m 21.500s     179.605    -13.220
 607 Hyperion      23h 19m 23.7874s    -6d 47m 03.842s    -148.993      4.438
 608 Iapetus       23h 18m 59.4957s    -6d 47m 59.424s    -510.816    -51.145
 610 Janus         23h 19m 32.3845s    -6d 47m 06.800s     -20.939      1.479
 611 Epimetheus    23h 19m 34.9728s    -6d 47m 09.258s      17.614     -0.978
 612 Helene        23h 19m 37.4495s    -6d 47m 12.304s      54.504     -4.025
 613 Telesto       23h 19m 35.3124s    -6d 47m 12.370s      22.671     -4.091
 614 Calypso       23h 19m 35.1555s    -6d 47m 08.282s      20.335     -0.002
 615 Atlas         23h 19m 33.3624s    -6d 47m 06.809s      -6.373      1.470
 616 Prometheus    23h 19m 35.0135s    -6d 47m 10.345s      18.219     -2.066
 617 Pandora       23h 19m 34.1601s    -6d 47m 09.718s       5.508     -1.438
 618 Pan           23h 19m 33.3098s    -6d 47m 06.784s      -7.153      1.495

  Subsolar latitude (deg):  -0.05560  to   0.00000
 Ring opening angle (deg):   2.67037  (unlit)


 Star              RA                  Dec               Mag
 GSC 5249-01240    23h 19m 34.656s     -6d 47m 09.78s    12.23