Around Saturn...

grantcblair May 3, 2013

Hi Folks,

I was viewing Saturn last night in unusually transparent and stable skies and having some fun identifying eight of the visible satellites, using Guide9.

I noticed two anomalies:-

1. One of the invisble moons (S35, Daphnis) is listed as having an apparent magnitude of 109.7 ?

2. There was a "mystery object" located in an extension of the line from Titan through Hyperion, extended by maybe a factor of 1.3. This would have put it at approx RA 11:24:41 and Dec -11:33:37 at the time of my photos (May 3, 0350UT). Estimated magnitude was around 13-14. This wasn't a moon, but also didn't show up at at all in Guide (I have UCAC3 enabled). Are there stars as bright as this missing from UCAC3?

Thanks for the help!