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Tycho’s Star and the supernov ae of Uranographia Britannica

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Abstract:

Kevin J Kilburn describes how a recently discovered 18th century star atlas can shed new light on old supernovae.

The discovery in the library of Manchester Astronomical Society of a first impression of John Bevis’s Uranographia Britannica has led to a reappraisal of these early observations. In particular, his observations of Tycho’s Star suggest a new interpretation of the supernovae responsible.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1046/j.1468-4004.2001.42216.x

Publication date: April 1, 2001

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