Astronomy During the Renaissance
How the Solar System was Viewed During the Renaissance
Aristotle and His Beliefs
Copernicus made a makeshift telescope, though no one knew what that was during the 1400's. It was made of wood like yard sticks put together, with a metal tube to look through. He used it to measure the angular altitude of stars, planets, and other objects in the sky.
This was Copernicus's telescope that he used to measure the altitude of the space objects that he could see.
Did you know that Nicolaus' birth name was Mikolaj Kopernik? When he went to the University of Padua, he started calling himself the Latin form of his name.
This is what Nicolaus believed to be the real solar system. He believed that the sun was the center, and everything else orbited around it.