Brahe, Tycho (Tycho Brahe)( The great astronomer)
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Biography Brahe, Tycho (Tycho Brahe)
T g.iho Brahe (Tycho Brahe) was born in the village Knudstrup December 14, 1546, he came from the ancient Danish kind.
His scientific work of Tycho Brahe devoted to observations of the sky. On a small island Gwen, he built a unique Observatory Uraniborg "(" Celestial Castle "), and later" Star Castle ", where for 21 years held numerous observations of heavenly bodies. Most of the instruments of Tycho Brahe made himself. He managed to achieve high accuracy on instruments without optical devices (1-2 `). Unprecedented accuracy of the observations he has made not only to increase the size of instruments (the largest was six meter quadrant), but also the development of new methods of observation.
Tycho Brahe was new exact solar table, and an updated catalog of 800 stars. He opened two new inequality (inequality) in the movement of the moon, a periodic change in slope of the moon's orbit to the ecliptic, as well as changes in the position of the lunar nodes. With the name of Tycho's supernova associated opening in the constellation Kassioei and the first sound observations conclude extraterrestrial nature of comets.
Within 16 years, Tycho Brahe conducted surveillance of the planet Mars. The results of these observations have helped to his assistant - the German scholar and. Kepler discovered the laws of planetary motion. In recent years, the life of Tycho Brahe lived and worked in Prague, where he died Oct. 24, 1601