Jupiter et al.

  • Gabriella Bernardi
Part of the Springer Biographies book series (SPRINGERBIOGS)


In 1665, Cassini was frequently traveling in Tuscany or Lazio, still committed to assignments of public interest on behalf of the Pope. However, on each travel he brought with him his new Campani telescope and managed to observe with this instrument during the night. As anticipated in the previous chapter, this activity led to the detection of the shadows that the satellites of Jupiter were projecting onto the disk of the planet.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.TorinoItaly

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