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Saturn reigns supreme

January 2005: The view of Saturn through a telescope draws gasps from newcomers, but a gorgeous new comet might leave you speechless as it passes the Pleiades star cluster.
Picture-perfect Saturn and its glorious ring system hit their peak in January. On the 13th, the planet reaches opposition, when it lines up with the Sun and Earth. Saturn then appears biggest and brightest and remains visible the whole night.

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