AstroShop.com.au, myAstroShop.com.au, myAstroShop.com, Astro Shop, Vixen, Sky-Watcher, Celestron, William Optics, Hotech, ProStar, Thousand Oaks Optical, Tasco, Bushnell, Saxon, FarPoint, Moravian Instruments, Orion Optics UK, Telescopes, Binoculars, Eyepiece, filters, astrophotography, CCD cameras and all things astronomy

Search for



Shopping Cart

 

Home

Tech Guides

News

About

Contact

AUSTRALIA WIDE DELIVERY - BEST RANGE OF ACCESSORIES - VIXEN SKY-WATCHER MEADE & SAXON TELESCOPES & MOUNTS...

(07) 4194-5502   |   Call Today

 

AstroShop

AstroShop Menu

GUIDE TO THE SUN & PLANETS - AstroShop

 
The Sun SUN

Largest object in the solar system - 1,393,000 kms in diameter

More info>>

Mercury seen from Mariner 10 MERCURY

Closest planet to the Sun - with average distance of 57,910,000 million kms. Mercury is 4,879 kilometres in diameter.

More info>>

Venus from Magellan Spacecraft VENUS

Second planet from the Sun - average orbital distance 108,200,000 million kms. Similar in size to Earth, Venus is 12,104 kilometres in diameter.

More info>>

Moon seen from Apollo spacecraft MOON

Earth's natural satellite orbiting at a mean distance of 384,401 kms. The Moon has an equatorial diameter of 3,476 kilometres.

More info>>

Mars MARS

The 4th planet from the Sun, Mars takes 1.88 years to orbit the Sun at a mean distance of 227,940,000 kms. It has an equatorial diameter of 6,794 kilometres.

More info>>

Jupiter JUPITER

The 5th planet from the Sun and the largest with an equatorial diameter of 142,984 kilometres. Orbits at a mean distance of 778,330,000 kms taking 11.8 years.

More info>>

Saturn seen from Voyager2 spacecraft SATURN

The 6th planet form the Sun taking 29.4 years to complete one orbit of the Sun at a mean distance of 1.429 billion kms. Equatorial diameter is 120,536 kilometres.

More info>>

Uranus seen from Voager2 spacecraft URANUS

The 7th planet form the Sun with an orbital period of 84 years. Uranus orbits at a mean distance eof 2.87 billion kms and has a diameter of 51,118 kilometres.

More info>>

Neptune seen from Voager2 spacecraft NEPTUNE

The 8th planet form the Sun orbits at an average distance of 4.5 billion kms taking 165 years to complete one orbit.Equatorial diameter is 49,527 kilometres.

More info>>

 

Recommended

The Night Sky
Guide to observing
the Solar System

Copyright © 2002 - 2017 AstroShop.com.au a division of Binary Systems Pty Limited - ABN 54 088 382 807 - est. 1999 providing 18 years of reliable service