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Christoph Rothmann wrote a treatise at the comet of 1585 presently after it disappeared. although it used to be no longer published until eventually 1619, Rothman despatched a replica of his treatise in 1586 to Tycho Brahe, decisively influencing the latter's rejection of reliable celestial spheres years later. In his treatise, Rothmann joined the removing of the forged celestial spheres to his inspiration of air because the substance filling the cosmos. He dependent his argument at the absence of refraction and the celestial position of the comet. The treatise additionally contained transparent statements reflecting Rothmann s adoption of Copernicanism. this primary serious variation of the treatise is observed by way of an English translation and a radical remark. a few appendices with archival records illustrate the genesis of Rothmann s treatise."

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Earth, but in double-epicycle concentrics, and in the centre of the greater and first epicycle of the Sun, in turn, double-epicycle concentrics of the remaining planets, in such a way that the centre of the concentrics of the remaining planets would always be in the centre of the larger epicycle of the Sun and revolve [around the Earth] in the concentric of the Sun according to the mean motion of the Sun. 23 It is possible, then, that we have also lost a later version addressing geoheliocentrism and expounding concentric-double epicycle models.

In 1568, Conrad Dasypodius (ca. 42 The arrival of Rothmann in Kassel in November 1584, only a week after Wittich observed the lunar eclipse and reported the news about Tycho’s observatory and his improvements to observational instruments, must have incited in the Landgrave—as we have said—the ardent desire to revitalise his observatory. And thus, following Wilhelm’s proposition to Rothmann to become his personal mathematicus, and Rothmann’s acceptance, the Kassel observational programme recommenced, at a more intense pace, with a view to preparing a new stellar catalogue.

Quapropter ipse quoque in Elementis meis Astronomicis superiorem illam inversionem expunxi, & eccentricos in centro mobili substitui, ut discentes apagaeorum motus & loca eo facilius intelligere possent … Ad finem pro Corollario eam, de qua supra dixi, inversionem subieci, ut ita discentes ad Copernici lectionem & faciliorem intelligentiam praepararem’. 14 granada mann to his time in Wittenberg, contains the constructions mentioned up to now, it confirms the outstanding astronomical training that he acquired at the University of Wittenberg.

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