Saturn in July 2015

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.