Mars and Saturn are now at opposition, which means that both planets are at there closest to Earth and are on the same side as the Sun as us. Mars will be travelling quite quickly back and forth through the constellation of Scorpius (The Scorpion) and Saturn will slowly meander through the stars of Ophiuchus (The Serpent-bearer) in the coming months.
I took this image below with a Canon DSLR 70D camera and a Tokina 11-16mm lens @11mm; the exposure time was 30seconds at F2.8 and ISO 1600.
~ Finding Saturn in the night sky for the month of May 2016 ~
Please go to the website below to download the star chart for your latitude; I’m in Australia so I download the Southern Hemisphere start chart at: