Books by Tycho Brahe and others on astronomy
Tycho Brahe's Astronomiae Instaurate Progymnasmata
Published in 2 volumes in 1610.
Diagram from Astronomiae Instauratae Progymnasmata
Diagram on page 189 by Tycho Brahe showing Tycho's theory of the positioning of the planets.
Comet of 1577 in Tycho Brahe's View of the Universe
The comet with its tail is labelled as 'x'.
A woodcut of Tycho Brahe's Quadant
Tycho Brahe's discovery of the 1572 super nova in the constellation of Cassiopeia. Cassiopeia is a constellation in the northern sky, named after the vain queen Cassiopeia in Greek mythology, who boasted about her unrivalled beauty.
A detail of the illustration
Diagram of Copernicus' sun centred universe
This diagram is taken from Kepler's Mysterium Cosmographicum de admirabili Proportione Orbium Coelestium published in 1621, a copy of which is also in Salisbury Cathedral Library.