MARCH 21, 2019 :
THE NEW TYCHOSIUM 3D HAS BEEN RELEASED! (free access – GNU licensed Open Source)
The beautiful ‘mandala paths’ traced by Mars, Mercury and Venus – using the Tychosium’s trace function
The Tychosium is a joint effort by Simon Shack and Patrik Holmqvist, based on (their revised version of) Tycho Brahe’s geoheliocentric model. As of late 2019, it has reached a respectable level of agreement with the various motions of the bodies comprised in our Solar System – as observed throughout the ages. Its accuracy is expected to further improve as computerized functions are implemented to help refining its concordance with attested and independently verifiable ephemerides.
The Tychosium 3D program is a work in continuous progress and presently includes:
- adjustable system speed control
- full spatial 3D toggling control
- ability to set the date & time of day
- orbital tracing function for each planetary orbit
- most of our Solar System’s main bodies + Halley’s comet
- Earth cam viewing option (experimental)
It is important to realize that the Tychosium is the first ever animated planetarium to simulate our planetary (and lunar) motions – by means of uniformly circular (or trochoidal) orbits and constant orbital speeds. This was, of course, the ideal (“preferred by nature”) pursued by our world’s astronomers throughout the centuries. That is, before Kepler came along and computed his own, peculiar “laws of nature”. Most significantly perhaps, the TYCHOS’ geometric configuration does away with the macroscopic aberrations of perspective that afflict the currently adopted Copernican – Keplerian geometry of our solar system (as thoroughly expounded and illustrated in the TYCHOS book).