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Brahe, Tycho (1546-1601)
Tychoni Brahe astronomiae instauratae progymnasmata : Quorum haec prima pars de restitutione motuum solis et lunae stellarumque Inerrantium tractat praeterea de admiranda nova stella anno 1572 exorta loculenter agit.
Treis inchoata Uraniburgi Daniae ; absoluta Pragae Bohemise : [s.n.], [1589]-1602.

Image from Brahe's Astronomiae

The culmination of Tycho Brahé's life's work the First exercises in a restored astronomy includes Brahé's star catalogue, his solar theory and theory of the moon. The book was seen through the press by Kepler who whose work would ultimately undermine it. Brahé's cosmological system was a compromise between the Aristotelian/Ptolemaic and Copernican theories. It remained a serious contender in planetary astronomy until the middle of the seventeenth century.

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