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By Adam Mosley, Christoph Rothmann

Christoph Rothmann wrote a treatise at the comet of 1585 almost immediately after it disappeared. although it used to be no longer revealed till 1619, Rothman despatched a replica of his treatise in 1586 to Tycho Brahe, decisively influencing the latter's rejection of good celestial spheres years later. In his treatise, Rothmann joined the removing of the cast celestial spheres to his notion of air because the substance filling the cosmos. He established his argument at the absence of refraction and the celestial position of the comet. The treatise additionally contained transparent statements reflecting Rothmann s adoption of Copernicanism. this primary severe variation of the treatise is followed through an English translation and an intensive remark. a few appendices with archival records illustrate the genesis of Rothmann s treatise."

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