What does Saturn look like in a small telescope?

If you have a telescope, Saturn will look much like it does in this photo, tiny, but worth looking at as you can clearly see that it has a ring!

Saturn - prime focus 8 inch dobsonian Canon XS 1/4 second at ISO 400

Saturn is 900 million miles away from Earth.
I can make Saturn larger in my telescope, but this photo gives an idea of how Saturn looks in a small scope. Hopefully, it will encourage you to look for yourself! The human eye can pick up more detail than shown here.
If you don’t have a telescope, come to your local astronomy club’s viewing night and use our telescopes. If you live near Westchester County, New York, click on the Westchester Astronomers’ link for our next observing night.


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