Text #28

Kronk. Cometography: A Catalog of Comets. Series: Cometography. Vol. 1
[p. 1]

The Chinese text Lun Heng Chiao Shih (80) is the only record of this comet. It says that when Duke Wen-Kung of Chin State was preparing for battle at Ch’eng Pu with the state of Ch’u, a “broom star” appeared at Ch’u [ε, ζ, η, λ, ν, τ, υ, χ, 26, and SAO 77354 in Auriga], with a tail pointing toward the Ch’u State. [Ho Peng Yoke (4), p. 141]

Text #9038

Yeomans. Comets
[p. 362]

A broom star comet appeared in Auriga with its tail pointing toward Chhu State. Ho (4).

Text #9039

Pankenier & Xu & Jiang. Archaeoastronomy in East Asia
[p. 12]

When [Duke] Wen of Jin was about to battle King Cheng of Chu at Chengpu, a broom star appeared in [the astral space of] Chu, with Chu holding the handle. [Duke Wen] asked Jiu Fan about it. Jiu Fan said, “When there is a broom star during combat, the one on the contrary [i.e., sweep] end gains the victory.”

Text #29

Editorial comment by Laura Knight-Jadczyk

Yeomans lists this as 633 BC.

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