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Copernicus, by making the sun the centre, had been able to simplify a good deal of this, and to abolish the equant.Pioneers of Science|Oliver Lodge
He adopted the excentric and equant of Hipparchus to explain the unequal motions of the sun and moon.History of Astronomy|George Forbes
Hence he expected to derive a more direct and natural method of calculating the inequalities, than from the imaginary equant.The Life of Galileo Galilei, with Illustrations of the Advancement of Experimental Philosophy|John Elliot Drinkwater Bethune