TEXT

Kitāb ṣuwar al-kawākib al-thābitah

Title (arabic)

كتاب صور الكواكب الثابتة

Title (translit)

Kitāb ṣuwar al-kawākib al-thābitah

Alias

Ṣuwar al-kawākib
كتاب كواكب الثابتة
الصور السمائية
كتاب الكواكب
Kitāb fī ʿilm al-nujūm
Kawākib al-thābitah
كتاب الكواكب الثابتة
صور الكواكب

Author

Created

335H/946J

Language

Arabic

Subject

Text type

First-order prose composition (or compilation) [matn]

Dedicated to

Notes

Description of the 48 Ptolemaic constellations, based on the Arabic translations of Ptolemy’s Almagest, with detailed critique for each of the 1,025 stars in Ptolemy’s star catalogue, based on Ṣūfī’s own observations.

ismi_id

172144

Manuscript Witnesses

48 witnesses:

Literature References

Rozenfeld, Boris, and Ekmeleddin İhsanoğlu. 2003. Mathematicians, Astronomers And Other Scholars Of Islamic Civilisation And Their Works (7Th-19Th C.). Istanbul: Research Centre for Islamic History, Art, and Culture.

P. 86 (no. 212), A1.

Kunitzsch, Paul. 1986. “The Astronomer Abū ʾL‐Ḥusayn Al‐Ṣūfī And His Book On The Constellations”. In Zeitschrift Für Geschichte Der Arabisch–Islamischen Wissenschaften, 3:56-81. Frankfurt: Institut für Geschichte der Arabisch-Islamischen Wissenschaften.