Text #22Cometography: A Catalog of Comets. Series: Cometography. Vol. 1 .
On the Babylonian cuneiform tablet designated BMA 33850, Hermann Hunger identified two fragments of text referring to a comet seen during -162. The first text fragment indicates that on September 5 the comet was possibly 1.5 degrees above α Corona Borealis with a tail extending to the south. On the left edge of the same tablet, Hunger (1995) noted text that “may have been added as an afterthought.” Hunger says he believes the text refers to the same comet and the same month and gives the date as September 10. The badly damaged text compares the comet’s location to α Corona Borealis and says it was seen in the first part of the night.