Analysis of the Farnese Globe

@article{Duke2006AnalysisOT,
  title={Analysis of the Farnese Globe},
  author={D. Duke},
  journal={Journal for the History of Astronomy},
  year={2006},
  volume={37},
  pages={100 - 87}
}
  • D. Duke
  • Published 2006
  • Physics
  • Journal for the History of Astronomy
The constellations on the Farnese Atlas are based on the now-lost star catalogue of Hipparchus. This is proved by S1.1) the virtually perfect match with the constellation figures used by Hipparchus and only for these, S1.2) the perfect match with the date of Hipparchus (with the exclusion of all other known candidate sources), S1.3) the requirement that the source be a star catalogue such as that compiled by Hipparchus, and S1.4) the many points of consistency with what we know about ancient… Expand
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