The Number of Fixed Stars and the Revelations of Telescopes in This Century as to Their Great Extent

  • Otto Von Guericke
Part of the Archives Internationales D’Histoire Des Idées / International Archives of the History of Ideas book series (ARCH, volume 137)


Ptolemy and the astronomers following him observed 1022 stars which were visible from the earth. Even though the actual count of stars is beyond enumeration, all of these cannot be seen by human eyes without help, in view of their great distance and consequent dimness.


Great Distance Actual Count Star Cluster Infinite Space Star Group 
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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1994

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  • Otto Von Guericke

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