This week’s sky at a glance

That’s the name of a regular feature of Sky & Telescope magazine’s Web site, and I’m posting this primarily so that I remember to check it out regularly. I have access to a telescope and live in an area with virtually no light pollution, so I have the opportunity to check out everything S & T notes in its list of check-it-outs.
The most interesting upcoming phenomenon is the virtual superimposition of Venus and Saturn at dusk one week from today. The two planets will appear to be separated by 2/3 of a degree of arc, and telescopes with a magnification of less than 50x, the two planets will appear in the same visual field. Tonight and tomorrow night, Saturn’s moon Titan can be seen three or four ring-lengths to Saturn’s east.

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