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Help with Kepler's Mysterium Cosmographicum
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Help with Kepler's Mysterium Cosmographicum
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Jun 19, 2009 4:31 PM


Hello!
The site http://www.visualkepler.org/model/description/planetdata3.html suggests that Kepler used the following measures to build his Mysterium Cosmographicum:
R max = maximum distance planet to sun R min = minimum distance planet to sun Rmean = (R max + R min / 2)
If I'm not mistaken, his three laws came nine years later. So, what is the geometry used by Kepler in his Mysterium Cosmographicum? Circular orbits with the Sun displaced from the center?
Thanks in advance, Humberto.



