Saturn in October
Well-placed in the Evening Sky Saturn was in opposition to the Sun this past July . As autumn begins, the ringed planet will be in the south at sunset. It’s always a treat to see the rings. I am amused at the reaction when someone gets a look for the first time. Oh yes, it is quite possible to see Saturn’s rings, even in a small telescope. But you might need a little guidance if you have not tried before. Sky & Telescope magazine offers this help.
Carpe Caelum Saturn This Month