Tychonis Brahe Mathim, Eminent, Dani Opera Omnia

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Creation: 1573

With the observations in this manuscript, Tycho Brahe refuted the Aristotelian belief in an unchanging celestial realm. His precise measurements indicated that "new stars," stellae novae, were not tailless comets in the atmosphere as previously believed, but were above the atmosphere and moon. He also showed that comets were not atmospheric phenomena and must pass through the supposedly immutable celestial spheres. As an astronomer, Tycho worked to combine what he saw as the geometrical benefits of the Copernican system with the philosophical benefits of the Ptolemaic system into his own model of the universe, the Tychonic system. Furthermore, he was the last of the major naked eye astronomers, working without telescopes for his observations.

Title

Tychonis Brahe Mathim, Eminent, Dani Opera Omnia

Date

Creation: 1573
Publication: 1901

Description

With the observations in this manuscript, Tycho Brahe refuted the Aristotelian belief in an unchanging celestial realm. His precise measurements indicated that "new stars," stellae novae, were not tailless comets in the atmosphere as previously believed, but were above the atmosphere and moon. He also showed that comets were not atmospheric phenomena and must pass through the supposedly immutable celestial spheres. As an astronomer, Tycho worked to combine what he saw as the geometrical benefits of the Copernican system with the philosophical benefits of the Ptolemaic system into his own model of the universe, the Tychonic system. Furthermore, he was the last of the major naked eye astronomers, working without telescopes for his observations.

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Public Domain

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Books

Source

Sevier Collection, QB41 .B92

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Citation

“Tychonis Brahe Mathim, Eminent, Dani Opera Omnia,” Gallery, accessed October 22, 2019, https://gallery.library.vanderbilt.edu/items/show/977.