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Finding Saturn without Polar Alignment....

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Hi guys,

the next time the clouds depart I want to try and catch a glimps of Saturn.

I have not as yet Polar Aligned, will this be a problem or will it actually just show up in my finder scope if I get the location off Stellarium?

Sorry if a silly question but I think tomorrow night will be clear and don't want to miss the opportunity.


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It's visible to the naked eye and easily findable in the finderscope. Look for the bright non twinkling sky in the ESE to SE rising around 20:30. Peak is about 02:15 where it should be due S to SWS.

I had solid fog / mist last night but I could see Saturn through it, nothing else mind :)

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