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Tycho

[tahy-koh] /ˈtaɪ koʊ/
noun
1.
a prominent crater in the third quadrant of the face of the moon, about 56 miles (90 km) in diameter.
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  • Tycho Brahe was able to correct the lunar theory by his observations.

    History of Astronomy George Forbes
  • The common epithet of rank: nobilis Tycho, as he was a nobleman.

  • The hall itself is small, low, and dark; it contains a full-length portrait in oil of Tycho de Brahe.

    Visit to Iceland Ida Pfeiffer
  • It appears that Otto, the father of Tycho, had a brother named George, who was childless.

    Great Astronomers R. S. Ball
  • Tycho is the most famous of the crater-mountains, though not the largest.

    Astronomy with an Opera-glass Garrett Putman Serviss
  • Tycho's father and mother receded from the bargain, and refused to part with their son.

    Great Astronomers R. S. Ball
  • Even very careful observers, such as Tycho Brahe, were able to obtain only fairly accurate results.

  • Tycho at once commenced regular observations in such fashion as he could.

    Great Astronomers R. S. Ball
  • An interesting event, which occurred in 1572, distracted Tycho's attention from astronomical matters.

    Great Astronomers R. S. Ball
  • The researches of Tycho on this object were the occasion of his first appearance as an author.

    Great Astronomers R. S. Ball
British Dictionary definitions for Tycho

Tycho

/ˈtaɪkəʊ/
noun
1.
a relatively young crater in the SW quadrant of the moon, 4 km deep and 84 km in diameter, with a central peak. It is the centre of a conspicuous system of rays
Word Origin
named after Tycho Brahe
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