Pertaining to, or designating, the Rudolphine Tables, a set of astronomicaltablescomputed by Johannes Kepler in 1627, using data collected by Tycho Brahe.
Origin of rudolphine
Rudolph + -ine, after Rudolf II, Holy Roman Emperor.
Rudolphine Sentence Examples
It was only after the publication of Kepler's Rudolphine Table (1626) that more exact results could be obtained.
From her universal accomplishments she was called the "Silesian Pallas," and the publication of her work, Urania propitia (Oels, 1650), a simplification of the Rudolphine Tables, gained her a European reputation.
This erroneous estimate was formed when he had seen the Descriptio but had not read it; and his opinion was very different when he became acquainted with the nature of logarithms. The dedication of his Ephemeris for 1620 consists of a letter to Napier dated the 28th of July 1619, and he there congratulates him warmly on his invention and on the benefit he has conferred upon astronomy generally and upon Kepler's own Rudolphine tables.
He now set himself to the revision of the Rudolphine Tables (published by Kepler in 1627), and in the progress of his task became convinced that a transit of Venus overlooked by Kepler would nevertheless occur on the 24th of November (O.S.) 1639.