View Full Version : Small Telescope Helps Make Observations on Titan

2005-Sep-09, 09:27 AM
SUMMARY: Sarah Horst, a planetary sciences major at Caltech, helped astronomers track cloud formations on Saturn's moon Titan using only a fourteen inch telescope - in Los Angeles. Researchers needed a way to track Titan night after night for several months, but no large observatory could provide this much time to carry out detailed observations. Horst set up an old teaching telescope to track the intensity of light coming from Titan. Whenever something unusual happened, her associates would contact Keck for detailed photographs.

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