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David Fabricius

(1564—1617)


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(1564–1617)

Germanastronomer and priest, originally named Goldschmidt; father of J. Fabricius. He was one of the first telescopic observers. Kepler used observations by Fabricius and Tycho Brahe in calculating an elliptical orbit for Mars. Fabricius noted the fading of the star Mira.

Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics.


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