AstroPhysics32 - was not permissible to ignore, those eight...

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• Kepler first tried to match Tycho’s observations with circular orbits • But an 8-arcminute discrepancy led him eventually to ellipses… “If I had believed that we could ignore these eight minutes [of arc], I would have patched up my hypothesis accordingly. But, since it
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Unformatted text preview: was not permissible to ignore, those eight minutes pointed the road to a complete reformation in astronomy. Keplers main accomplishment was that planetary motions do not follow circular orbits but elliptical....
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