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Where can I find a map of the relative position of Iapetus?

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#1 David Lo Pan

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Posted 04 September 2019 - 11:12 AM

Hi all,

 

Last night I was sketching the moons of Saturn under average seeing and transparency from a rural dark sky location (Moon kinda made that moot anyway). When I got home I found several tools that allowed me to identify Tethys, Rhea, and Titan easily. However, none of these tools showed Iapetus. Theoretically I think it is in one of its brighter phases (maybe 10.2  / 10.3?) and I could see several dim objects in the vicinity. I marked them on my sketch but can't find anywhere that allows me to compare them against the position Iapetus should have been found. I'll try to attach my sketch from last night (note that the two Messier objects were sketched later at home under worse conditions).

 

Any suggestions?

 

 

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#2 David Lo Pan

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Posted 04 September 2019 - 11:14 AM

Oh, forgot to mention I was on UT -4 locally.



#3 Darren Drake

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Posted 04 September 2019 - 11:24 AM

Skysafari pro 6.  It does everything.. 

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#4 David Lo Pan

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Posted 04 September 2019 - 11:31 AM

Darren, is there a way to zoom out and see its position relative to Saturn and other moons?

 

Thanks!



#5 The Ardent

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Posted 04 September 2019 - 11:46 AM

This one has a zoom. 

Saturn's moons by Sky and Telescsope. Sky Safari works too.

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#6 greenstars3

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Posted 04 September 2019 - 12:15 PM

The Sky X software shows its location also.

 

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#7 David Lo Pan

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Posted 04 September 2019 - 01:05 PM

Thanks folks. I went to Sky and Telescope before posting, but the one I found looks nothing like that! I'll poke around on there some more.



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Posted 05 September 2019 - 02:36 PM

I think that example is from an app that you download to your smartphone.



#9 NinePlanets

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Posted 05 September 2019 - 08:24 PM

Stellarium does it by default and it is free.



#10 rehling

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Posted 10 September 2019 - 11:00 PM

For Iapetus, I use the Solar System Simulator.

 

https://space.jpl.nasa.gov




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