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Astronomical Images : System of the World according to Tycho Brahe

Jean-Baptiste Morin

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<p style='text-align: justify;'>This image is from <i>Famosi et antiqui problematis de telluris motu, vel quiete; hactenus optata solutio</i> [A desirable solution to the notorious and ancient problem of the Earth's motion or rest], published in Paris in 1631 by the astrologer and Professor of Mathematics at the Collège de France, Jean-Baptiste Morin. This figure presents 'The System of the World according to Tycho'. This is close to Tycho Brahe's representation of his world system in <i>De mundi aetherei recentioribus phaenomenis</i> (Uraniborg, 1588). However, as noted by S. K. Heninger, the <i>primum mobile</i> is shown and the moons of Jupiter, as observed by Galileo, have been added.</p>

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