Tycho's Nova

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Tycho's Nova

[′tī·kōz ′nō·və]
(astronomy)
A supernova that appeared in the constellation Cassiopeia in 1572; the star Β Cassiopeiae. Also known as Tycho's star.
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After comparing it with similar curves, such as that of Kepler's Supernova of 1604, he categorized SN 1572 as a Type I object that showed a linear decrease in brightness.
Baade imaged the area around SN 1572 with this powerful new instrument on November 23, 1949, and on the red plates detected nebulosity on the eastern edge of the SNR.
Kepler's New Star was preceded by other astronomical phenomena, such as SN 1572 and the comet in 1577, which were carefully studied by Tycho Brahe (1546-1601).