f68v LEFT

 

f68r, left, Voynich Manuscript. Credit: Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.

 

 

f68v left, on examination fits a description of SN 1572 best.  As in f86r which I suggest refers to SN 1572, this folio also displays a T/O map and has the appearance of a north polar projection with the circle and curved arms but I suggest this means the map is a North Pole centred  rather than the intersection of the T/O map being the NCP.  The T/O map I suggest shows the Galactic Equator and Celestial Zero Meridian, defining it as SN 1572 rather than any other supernova. There are also markers on this folio and I suggest they mark the position of SN 1572 from the north and the Celestial Zero Meridian.  Below are 2 images which show this  and also note the number of stars in the sections increases from 5 to 6. 

 

f68r, left, cropped, Voynich Manuscript. Credit: Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Overlay by P. Han showing main points of interest and suggested interpretation of T/O map. f68r, left, cropped, Voynich Manuscript. Credit: Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Overlay by P. Han showing folio markers.

Below is an image showing the folio markers compared to a horizon based star map of the night Tycho first saw the new star for himself, 11/11/1572, from Scania (Denmark).  The folio markers line up well with SN 1054 and Aldebaran.  The 5 brightest stars of Cassiopeia and SN 1572 have been highlighted and in this context SN 1572 would be a sixth and brightest star here.   The four sections with curves arms and 5 or 6 stars may represent the changing configuration of Cassiopeia as it rotated around the NCP and the arms marking the Galctic Equator or the celestial coordinate system (RA/Dec).

Credit: Redshift6. Horizon based star map 11/11/1572 over Scania (formerly in Denmark).  Overlay by P. Han highlighting SN 1572, SN 1054, Aldebaran and Cassiopeia/f68r, left, cropped, Voynich Manuscript. Credit: Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Overlay by P. Han showing main folio markers in relation to star map. Credit: Redshift6. Horizon based star map 11/11/1572 over Scania (formerly in Denmark) showing celestial coordinate system.  Overlay by P. Han highlighting SN 1572, SN 1054 and Cassiopeia.

When the folio is compared to a North Pole centred star map making the middle of the folio circle, the NCP and the extra star lining up with the actual location of SN 1572 then the curved arms line up with the Galactic Equator.

f68r, left, cropped, Voynich Manuscript. Credit: Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Overlay by P. Han showing main points of interest on the folio and suggested interpretation/Credit: Redshift6.  North Pole centred star map, 11/11/1572, North China.

 

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