Saturn System Tools



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Month Day Year Hour Minute Second Julian Date  



Produces an image of Saturn and its 8 brightest moons. The image is viewed as an erect-image system with east-left and north-up. Labels for moons that are inferior, in front of Saturn from our perspective, are above that moon's position. Likewise, moons that are superior have labels below that moon's position. Moons that are occulted or eclipsed are displayed as dark gray as is the label.


Produces an image of the paths of Saturn's moons for the given month and year. Each moon is identified by color, which is noted in the top right of the image. The center beam representing Saturn is now just a guide and is not scaled to the equatorial diameter. Instead, the tracks will show breaks equal to the length of time the moon is not visible. This allows the tool to deliver better information about when a given moon will be in transit, occultation or eclipse.


Produces a text table of the times of eclipses, occultations, transits and shadow transits for a 24 hour period in 1 minute increments. The start time begins from the entered Universal Time.


Produces a web page displaying the current Saturn System and ephemeris.


Produces a web page displaying the Saturn System and ephemeris based on the date entered above.


Accesses the Planetary Data Systems (PDS) Saturn Viewer 2.9 for the given Julian Date.