Weekend Stargazer: April 19 – 21

Saturn
Saturn as seen in a 8-inch telescope at high magnification under steady seeing conditions.

Evenings this weekend are brightly lit by a waning gibbous Moon. That makes hunting for faint fuzzies pretty much impossible, but there’s still lots of sky sights to enjoy. Planets are an obvious choice—and at the moment Jupiter is well placed in the morning sky. But if you’re up for a look at Big Jove, chances are you won’t be able to resist a little early season Saturn observing too. And why not? Saturn now climbs high enough in the dawn sky to potentially offer some enjoyable views. Continue reading “Weekend Stargazer: April 19 – 21”