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Astronomical Images : The comet of 1577 and its orbit among planets

Tycho Brahe

Astronomical Images

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Tycho Brahe produced his <i>De mundi aetherei recentioribus phaenomenis</i> at his own press on the island of Hven in 1588. The work was originally intended to be the second part of a three-volume series dealing with the nova of 1572, the comet of 1577, and other comets that Tycho had observed; for this reason, it was not immediately distributed commercially, despite being printed in a run of 1500 copies. A number of individuals received copies or partial-copies as gifts. This figure shows the circumsolar path of the comet of 1577 with the inferior planets.</p>

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