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Photographer:

MarsG76

Email:

mgtech@optusnet.com.au

Location of Photo:

Sydney, Australia

Date/Time of photo:

28 July 2015

Equipment:

Celestron NexStar 8SE on CGEM mount using a Skyris 618C CCD.

Description:

Saturn is the sixth planet from the Sun and the second largest in the Solar System, after Jupiter. It is a gas giant with an average radius about nine times that of Earth. Although only one-eighth the average density of Earth, with its larger volume Saturn is just over 95 times more massive. Saturn is named after the Roman god of agriculture, its astronomical symbol (♄) represents the god's sickle.

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