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Tycho's Star

Overview page. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics.

A supernova in Cassiopeia that appeared in 1572 November, and was extensively studied by Tycho Brahe. The maximum magnitude was −4, and the star remained visible until 1574 April–May. The...

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Visual limits and the visibility of infinitesimals

Marco Piccolino and Nicholas J. Wade.

in Galileo's Visions

December 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Cognitive Psychology; Neuroscience. 15863 words.

Galileo addressed the visual appearance of small luminous bodies with particular relation to measures of the angular size of stars. By simply using a cord to find the smallest angle capable...

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