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A Marvellous Connection: Longomontanus’ Battle With the Latitudes of Mars (2020)


This paper deals with Longomontanus’ theory of latitudes of Mars, as it is extant in his Astronomia Danica. I will show how the solution that Longomontanus devised to solve the longitude problems presented by Tycho’s non-bisected model allowed him to achieve very good latitude predictions, without correcting the basic underlying values that were at the root of Tycho’s difficulties regarding latitudes.

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Authors & Contributors
Kollerstrom, Nicholas
Jardine, Nicholas
Swerdlow, Noel M.
Graney, Christopher M.
Chapman, Allan
Hashimoto, Keizo
Journal for the History of Astronomy
Annals of Science: The History of Science and Technology
Science in Context
British Society for the History of Mathematics Bulletin
Acta Baltica historiae et philosophiae scientiarum
Journal of Astronomical History and Heritage
Green Lion Press
Astronomical Society of the Pacific
Cambridge University Press
University of Notre Dame Press
Longitude and latitude
Astronomical observatories
Stars; stellar astronomy
Brahe, Tycho
Kepler, Johannes
Longomontanus, Christian Severin
Copernicus, Nicolaus
Galilei, Galileo
Newton, Isaac
Time Periods
17th century
18th century
16th century
20th century
19th century
China; Japan
Paris (France)
Copenhagen (Denmark)
University of St. Andrews
Jesuits (Society of Jesus)

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