Michael Maestlin and His Unpublished Treatise on the Nova of 1604

  title={Michael Maestlin and His Unpublished Treatise on the Nova of 1604},
  author={M. A. Granada},
  journal={Journal for the History of Astronomy},
  pages={122 - 91}
  • M. A. Granada
  • Published 2014
  • Mathematics
  • Journal for the History of Astronomy
Michael Maestlin (1550-1631), professor of mathematics at the University of Tubingen and one of the most significant astronomers between Copernicus and Kepler, published important treatises on the celestial novelties of his period: a short tract on the nova of 1572 in Cassiopeia, which attracted the interest and admiration of Tycho Brahe, who nevertheless criticised Maestlin for his tacit adhesion to Copemicanism;' a larger treatise on the comet of 1577, where Maestiin located the comet in the… Expand
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