Saturn and How to Observe It

  • Julius L. BentonJr.

Part of the Astronomers’ Observing Guides book series (OBSERVING)

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About this book


Saturn is the second largest planet in the solar system, and the only one with a spectacular ring system easily visible from Earth. Julius Benton's Saturn and How to Observe It provides a compendium of the latest information, amateur and professional images of Saturn. These images are followed by advice on how to observe Saturn using a variety of telescope apertures, color filters and magnifications. This text is a goldmine of information for all levels of amateur observers, from the beginner to the highly experienced.

Brought to life by crisp color photographs, Saturn and How to Observe It is a modern comprehensive review of Saturn as a planet and its magnificent ring system. The book includes some of the latest detailed theories and physical descriptions of Saturn and its satellites.

The techniques for observing Saturn are outlined in this book, giving the reader a thorough explanation of what they are viewing.


Planet Saturn Saturn's Ring System Saturnian Atmospheric Phenomena Solar Solar System observing techniques

Authors and affiliations

  • Julius L. BentonJr.
    • 1
  1. 1.Association Lunar and Planetary Observers (ALPO) Saturn SectionWilmington Island SavannahUSA

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