Regiomontanus

(1987 QS )
CURRENT POSITION: 10 LIB 56
Incl: 6.58149
Eccent: 0.1432741
Period: 3.5952305405745 years
AU 2.3467731
Type: 0000

Discovery Chart

21.8.1987 23:42 Tautenburg 11e43 50n59 observations 1

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Named for the German mathematician and astronomer Johannes Regiomontanus (1436-1476), originally called J. Müller, one of the most famous scholars of his time and trailblazer of the new world view. He improved mathematical methods and created modern trigonometry. He was sure that calculations of the orbits of celestial bodies could be improved essentially by new, more exact systematic observations. So in 1472 he founded the first German observatory in Nürnberg. His plan was interrupted by his early death. Calendars and ephemeris he calculated and published helped the sailors Columbus, da Gama and Vespucci.

Named for the German mathematician and astronomer Johannes Regiomontanus (1436–1476), originally called J. Müller, one of the most famous scholars of his time and trailblazer of the new world view. He improved mathematical methods and created modern trigonometry. He was sure that calculations of the orbits of celestial bodies could be improved essentially by new, more exact systematic observations. So in 1472 he founded the first German observatory in Nürnberg. His plan was interrupted by his early death. Calendars and ephemeris he calculated and published helped the sailors Columbus, da Gama and Vespucci. (M 33795)

Discovered on 21-8-1987 in Tautenburg by Borngen, F.

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