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Ptolemy"s catalogue of stars

Ptolemy

Ptolemy"s catalogue of stars

a revision of the Almagest

by Ptolemy

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Published by The Carnegie Institution of Washington in [Washington, D.C.] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Stars -- Catalogs,
  • Astronomy -- Early works to 1800

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Christian Heinrich Friedrich Peters ... and Edward Ball Knobel.
    SeriesCarnegie Institution of Washington publication, no. 86
    ContributionsPeters, C. H. F. 1813-1890, ed., Knobel, Edward Ball, 1841- ed.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQB41 .P96
    The Physical Object
    Paginationiii, 207 p.
    Number of Pages207
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL6583946M
    LC Control Number16002272
    OCLC/WorldCa1996081

    By opening up this neglected text to historians of science, the book aims to provide a fresh point of departure for wider studies of Greek scientific method."--BOOK JACKET. PTOLEMY'S GEOGRAPHIA - Books I & II. This translation of Books I & II of CLAUDIUS PTOLEMYS 'GEOGRAPHIA' and its accompanying analytical commentary was written in April and is the copyright of Louis Francis, who hereby asserts his rights to be identified as the author and translator of the work herein.

      The final volume of Geography was Ptolemy's atlas, featuring maps that utilized his grid system and maps that placed north at the top of the map, a cartographic convention that Ptolemy created. Unfortunately, his gazetteer and maps contained a great number of errors due to the simple fact that Ptolemy was forced to rely upon the best estimates of merchant travelers Author: Matt Rosenberg. ptolemy - People.

    Ptolemy’s model, presented in his book called the Almagest, held sway for more than 1, years. Ptolemaic model. In the Ptolemaic system, each planet is moved by two or more spheres: one sphere is its deferent which is centered on the Earth, and the other sphere is the epicycle which is embedded in the deferent. Ptolemy's Astrology (from Deborah Houlding, In the principle of sympathy and antipathy the aspects and movement of the stars continue to produce favorable or injurious conditions -determined by the individual's personal disposition. To Ptolemy, therefore, astrology is a scientific study because it operates according to natural law.


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Book, Internet Resource Rehabilitation of Ptolemy.- The Number of Hipparchan Stars.- Supplementary Catalogues.- Bjoernbo's New Catalogue.- Dreyer's 1/4 Degree Stars.- Dreyer II.- Fotheringham.- The Reconstruction of the Hipparchan Catalogue.- The Determination of the Precession.- Dreyer's 1/4.

: The History of Ptolemy’s Star Catalogue (Studies in the History of Mathematics and Physical Sciences (14)) () by Graßhoff, Gerd and a great selection of similar New, Used and Collectible Books available now at great Range: $ - $ Claudius Ptolemy wrote the Almagest, the work that defined astronomy for over 1, years.

The Almagest included a catalogue of over a thousand stars, recording their positions, constellations, and relative brightnesses; and a mathematical model predicting the movements of the planets. The predictive power of Ptolemy’s planetary model was unsurpassed for almost 1, years. Ptolemys Catalogue of Stars: A Revision of the Almagest Peters, Christian Heinrich Friedrich and Ptolemy, 2nd cent and Knobel, E B.

Published by Franklin Classics (). andlatitudesofallofPtolemy'sstars,usingforthispurposePiazzi'scatalogue reduced to the epoch he assumed ofA. rather than to the epochPtolemy gives, which is. ALL CORRECTED FOR ATMOSPHERIC EXTINCTION BRADLEY E.

SCHAEFER, Louisiana State University The ancient star catalogue of Ptolemy appears in Books 7 and 8 of the al-Rahman al-Sufi () observing from Isfahan (latitude °). In his Book of Fixed Stars, published inAl Sufi's star list gives the same stars and star positions Author: Bradley E.

Schaefer. Definition: [Source Texts of Astrology] The Star Catalogue of Claudius Ptolemy [c - AD]. Taken from books vii and viii of Ptolemy's Mathematical Syntaxis, or Al Magest, the work is the earliest known surviving star describes the positions of stars in 48 constellations. For more than fifteen hundred years, until the Renaissance, it was the definitive.

ptolemy's catalogue of stars a revision of the almagest. by christian peters & edward knobel. book condition: good. pages are in tact and binding is tight. corners bumped. no other markings. illustrations or diagrams: tables and equations throughout the text.

Observations for the catalogue were probably made from to For the catalog, Beg re-observed Ptolemy’s stars, finding errors in Ptolemy’s computations that had stood for some years. His was the first catalogue since Ptolemy’s made from original observations.

(Knobel ) According to Knobel, the catalogue contains File Size: KB. as A Whole. Ptolemys catalogue of stars: a revision of the Almagest.

Metadata about the original images and the derived formats OCR results, PDF ption of the book Ptolemys Almagest by Ptolemy Toomer, G.J, published by Princeton University ys Almagest is one of the most influential scientific works in history.

Ptolemy describes these physical models in detail in book II (most of book I is devoted to listing the numerical parameters). He argues that instead of assigning a whole sphere to each planet, it is sufficient to suppose that the mechanism is contained in a segment of a sphere consisting of a drum-shaped band extending either side of its equator.

Contents: Introduction.- The Stars of the Almagest.- Accusations.- The Rehabilitation of Ptolemy.- The Analysis of the Star Catalogue.- Structures in Ptolemys Star Catalogue. Ptolemy's Sphere of Visible Stars by Oliver Seely. In one of the volumes of his thirteen-part Mathematika Synthaxis, Claudius Ptolemy cataloged visible stars which could be seen from his home in Alexandria lies at almost 30 o N latitude means that Ptolemy would have been able to see about 7% more stars had he been cataloging them from the equator.

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K. (), The Secular Acceleration of the Sun as Determined from Hipparchus’ Equinox Observations; with a Note on Ptolemy’s false Equinox, Monthly Notices of the Royal Cited by: 2.The Ptolemy Effect Medieval astronomy.

Hampton Court Clock Latest updated booklet the catalogue of stars. Some of the data was copied from past works. The constellations and magnitudes of the stars were taken from al Sufi's Book of Fixed Stars and some of the tables were copied from the Ilkhan tables of al Tusi.Much of Books 7 and 8 are taken up with Ptolemy's star catalogue containing over one thousand stars.

The final five books of the Almagest discuss planetary theory. This must be Ptolemy's greatest achievement in terms of an original contribution, since there does not appear to have been any satisfactory theoretical model to explain the rather.