THE TYCHOSIUM SIMULATOR EXPOSES KEPLER'S "SIMULATIONS"
As I sipped my morning coffee today, something occurred to me which had me laughing aloud (mostly at myself - for not having thought about this earlier!). Some coffee was spilled in the process... As we shall see, the funny thing about it is the sheer simplicity of this most basic "probatory element" in support of the correctness of the Tychosium 3D simulator. In fact, it should have dawned upon me a couple of years ago - during my first baby steps constructing the Tychosium with Patrik.
THE TYCHOSIUM 3D SIMULATOR: https://codepen.io/pholmq/pen/XGPrPd
This realization concerns the very plausibility of the entire TYCHOS model; to wit, if its basic contention that the Sun circles around Earth at constant speed around a uniformly circular orbit were flawed, the Tychosium simulator would have been deadborn in its cradle - for being a geometric impossibility, in harsh contradiction with empirical / astronomical observations! As it turns out though, it is the Keplerian theory that utterly fails to account for the observable celestial motions.
So here goes: first, you must know that in the Tychosium, the Sun's orbit is a circle placed around Earth, with our planet slightly off-center of the solar orbit and thus respecting the generally-accepted, slightly fluctuating Sun-Earth distance. This distance is known to be slightly larger in early July and slightly smaller in early January.
This is actually empirically verifiable, as the Sun's disc is observed to be a bit smaller in July than in January).
Mind you, the issue of the Sun's observed size in July vs January is only of marginal relevance to the present discussion, so let's get on.
I remember that, as I placed the Sun in the Tychosium, adjusting its orbit's position by perusing ephemeride data (of Right Ascension and Declination) from the famed Stellarium simulator (widely-considered as the best existing solar system simulator), it took me no more than a few hours to make them match with the Tychosium's own ephemeride counter. It was, in fact, the easiest part of the hundreds of hours I've dedicated to the Tychosium so far. Now, here comes the "funny" part: what I didn't realize back then was that this was already a major
victory for the Tychosium - and consequently, for the TYCHOS model. I shall now explain why.
According to Kepler's "laws", as Earth travels around the Sun, it alternately accelerates and decelerates. Here's from a NASA "FACT SHEET":
(Note: the entire scientific / astronomy community accepts these purported Keplerian speed fluctuations - not only NASA!)
That's right, Earth is believed to perennially speed up and slow down - by a sizeable 3.4% factor(the difference between 29.29km/s and 30.29km/s).
This is no small speed difference: it means that Earth would be traveling about 3600 km/h faster (3X the speed of sound) in January than it does in July!
The illusion is easily explained though: as illustrated above, the Sun is about 3.4% closer to us in January than it is in July. Hence, the perceived speed difference.
Now here's the thing: in the Tychosium, of course, the Sun "substitutes" Earth as the annually orbiting body. Hence, if those Keplerian velocity variations were true, there would be no chance in hell or heaven for the Sun's celestial positions in the Tychosium to match (almost perfectly, as they do) with those of the Stellarium simulator. This, because if this 3.4% speed variation existed, it would cause the Sun (in the Tychosium simulator) to dramatically disagree with the Stellarium simulator by up to 49 minutes of celestial longitude (a.k.a. Right Ascension / or RA), 49 min of RA being 3.4% of 1440 min (i.e. 360°). Yet, this is certainly not the case: the occasional disagreements / discrepancies between the two simulators amount to no more than +/-2 minutes of RA over several centuries (beyond which they will slowly drift apart due to the Tychos' proposed year-length adjustment - see Chapter 32
of my book).
- The Tychosium provides irrefutable proof that the Sun moves at a constant
speed around a uniformly circular / non-elliptical orbit.
- It doesn't matter whether the Sun revolves around Earth or vice versa, since the same would hold true in both cases: constant speed / uniformly circular orbit.
- The Keplerian "laws" of planetary motions are thus roundly disproved - once and for all times.
I rest my case. And once more I'll venture to say... that the TYCHOS is here to stay.