Astronomiæ instauratæ mechanica

Table of contents: Tycho Brahe's Instruments

Tycho Brahe's Instruments

Astronomiæ instauratæ mechanica (Titlepage - no translation)

Ad avgvstissimvm imperatorem Rvdolphvm secvndvm Tychonis Brahe præfatio
(Dedication - no translation)

Ad generosvm virvm Tychonem Brahevm (no translation)

1. Quadrans minor orichalcicus inauratus
Small quadrant of gilt brass

2. Quadrans mediocris orichalcicus azimuthalis
Medium sized azimuth quadrant of brass

3. Quadrans alius orichalcicus etiam azimuthalis
Another azimuth quadrant of brass

4. Sextans astronomicus, prout altitudinibus inservit
Astronomical sextant for measuring altitudes

5. Quadrans muralis sive tichonicus
The mural, or Tychonian, quadrant

6. Quadrans volubilas azimuthalis
Revolving azimuth quadrant

7. Quadrans magnus chalibeus, in quadrato etiam chalibeo comprehensus, unaque azimuthalis
Great steel quadrant, inscribed in a square, also of steel, and revolving in azimuth

8. Semicirculus magnus azimuthalis
Great azimuth semicircle 

9. Instrumentum parallaticum sive regularum
The parallatic or ruler-instrument

10. Parallaticum aliud sive regulæ tam altitudines quam azimutha expedientes
Another parallatic or ruler-instrument which shows the altitudes as well as the azimuths

11. Armillæ zodiacales
Zodiacal armillary instrument

12. Armillæ æquatoriæ
Equatorial armillary instrument

13. Armillæ aliæ æquatoriæ
Another equatorial armillary instrument

14. Armillæ aequatoriæ maximæ sesquialtero constantes circulo
The great equatorial armillary instrument with one complete circle, and one semicircle

15. Arcus bipartitus minoribus siderum distantiis inserviens
The bipartite arc for measuring small angular distances of stars

16. Sextans astronomicus trigonicus pro distantiis rimandis
The triangular astronomical sextant for the determination of distances

17. Sextans chalybeus pro distantiis per unicum observatorem dimetiendis
Steel sextant for measuring distances by one single observer

 18. Aliud instrumentum simile priori, pro distantiis
Another instrument of the same kind as the previous one for measuring angular distances

19. Instrumenti eiusdem ut altitudinibus capiendis inserviat dispositio
Mounting of the same instrument for observations of altitudes

20. Quadrans maximus qualem olim prope augustam vindelicorum exstruximus
The great quadrant which we constructed at one time in the neighbourhood of Augsburg

21. Quadrans maximus chalybeus quadrato inclusus, et horizonti azimuthali chalybeo insistens
Great steel quadrant, confined in a square and standing on an azimuth horizon of steel

22. De alus quibusdam instrumentis nostris quæ nondum exsculpta sunt, brevis indicatio
Of some other of our instruments, which have not yet been delineated, a brief register is here given

    * Sextans bifurcatus (The bifurcated sextant)

    * Semicirculus amplus pro maioribus distantiis coelitus denotandis (Great semicircle for the determination of major angular distances in the sky)

    * Radius astronomicus (The astronomical radius)

    * Annulus astronomicus (The astronomical ring)

    * Armilla portabilis (The portable armilla)

    * Astrolabium (The astrolabe)

    * De aliis quibusdam instrumentis astronomicis; miro compendio multa expedientibus, quae nuper excogitav1 et suo tempore favente numine elaborare constitui (On a few other astronomical instruments, extremely useful for solving many problems, which I have recently thought out, and which I intend, God willing, to have constructed)

23. Globus magnus orichalcicus
The great brass globe

24. De iis quæ hacentenus in astronomicis dei dono, exantlavimus, quæque posthac eodem favente, exequenda restant
On that which we have hitherto accomplished in astronomy with God's help, and on that which with his gracious aid has yet to be accomplished in the future

Amplissimi & Generosi viri Dni, Jacobi Cvrtii, antea procancellarii imperii ad Tychonem Brahe in Daniam (no translation)

Johannis Antonii Magini Patavini ad Tychonem Brahe in Daniam (no translation)

25. De architectonicis structuris astronomicis observationius accomodis 
On architectonic structures suitable for astronomical observations

26. Delineationis arcis uranienburgi, quoad totam capaitatem explicatio
Explanation of the design of Uranienborg with all its premises

27. Orthographia præcipuæ domus arcis Uranienbugi in insula porthmi Danici Venusia vulgo Hvenna, astronomiæ instaurandæ gratia circa annum 1580 a Tychone Brahe exædificatæ
Design of the main building of uranienborg on the island of Venusia, in Danish Hven, in the Danish Sound, built for the redintegration of astronomy by Tycho Brahe about the year 1580

28. Orthographia Stellæburgi extra arcem Uraniæ siti
Design of Stjerneborg, located outside Uranienborg

29. Topographia insulæ Venusiæ vulgo Hvenna dictæ
Topography of the island of Venusia, popularly called Hven

30. Supplementum de subdivisione et dioptris instrumentorum
Addendum on the subdivisions and diopters of the instruments

 Ad vere Illustrem & Generosum virum Tychonem Brahevm
Ode Tricolos tetrastrophos (Ode - no translation)

Impressum Wandesbvrgi (Colofon - no translation)