Revistes Catalanes amb Accés Obert (RACO)

Josep Comas Solà, va veure l'atmosfera de Tità?

Josep M. Oliver


In 1907 Josep Comas Solà, director of the Fabra Observatory in Barcelona,
announced that he had seen a darkening on Saturns satellite Titan which
made him think that this celestial body had an atmosphere. If this is so, he would
be the discoverer of Titans atmosphere. We analyse Comas experience in planetary
observation, the instrumental characteristics and the conditions of Titan, in order
to verify whether Comas could actually observe the atmosphere. We can only
conclude that he could.

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