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Topic: Help with Kepler's Mysterium Cosmographicum
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Humberto Bortolossi

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

The site http://www.visual-kepler.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
R-mean = (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.



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