Tycho Brahe at the age of 50. Owned by Skokloster Castle. Dressed in a courtier’s black garments, accentuated by his fine white lace collar and cuffs, Brahe poses imperiously, his hands decorated with expensive jewellery and his nose adorned with the metal prosthesis that he had made himself after a duelling accident as a young man.
Tycho Brahe: emperor of Hven and the heavens. Fara P(1). Author information: (1)Clare College, Cambridge, UK. [email protected] Although the Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe reacted against Copernicus by restoring the earth to the centre of the cosmos, he built sophisticated instruments to compile massive sets of accurate data.
Although the Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe reacted against Copernicus by restoring the earth to the centre of the cosmos, he built sophisticated instruments to compile massive sets of accurate data.
Tycho Brahe (1546-1601) was a Danish nobleman who devoted his life to observing the heavens. In 1575 he convinced the Danish king, Frederick II, to give him …
The lunar crater Tycho is named in his honour, as is the crater Tycho Brahe on Mars and the minor planet 1677 Tycho Brahe in the asteroid belt. The bright supernova, SN 1572, is also known as Tycho’s Nova  and the Tycho Brahe Planetarium in Copenhagen is also named after him,  as is the palm genus Brahea .
Tycho Brahe, born Tyge Ottesen Brahe was a Danish nobleman known for his accurate and comprehensive astronomical and planetary observations. Coming from Scania, then part of Denmark, now part of modern-day Sweden, Tycho was well known in his lifetime as an astronomer and alchemist.
Brahe’s observations proved that this object actually was a star and, as a result, disproved the old idea that the heavens were immutable. The star was actually a supernova, SN 1572, which was the remnants of an exploded star.
Because Tycho disagreed with Christian IV, the new king of his country, he left Hven in 1597 and moved to Prague in 1599. Sponsored by Rudolf II, the Holy Roman Emperor, he built a new observatory in a castle in Ben‡tky nad Jizerou, 50 km from Prague, and he worked there for one year.
(The incorrect form of his name, Tycho de Brahe, appeared only much later.) Tycho Brahe was granted an estate on the island of Hven and the he was invited by the Bohemian king and Holy Roman emperor Rudolph II to Prague, where he became the official imperial astronomer. He built the new observatory at Benátky nad Jizerou. Tycho Brahe
Children: Sophie Brahe, Sidsel Brahe, Kirstine Brahe