Text #266Cometography: A Catalog of Comets. Series: Cometography. Vol. 1 .
The Han shu (100) is the oldest Chinese text reporting this “guest star”. lt says the object was seen during the month of -48 April 14 to May 12. lt “stayed at the northeast of Wang-Liang [α, β, γ, η, κ, and ν, Cassiopeiae], at a distance of about 9° away.” The Chinese said it was 10° long and pointed toward the west. The object Ieft Ko—Tao [ε, θ, ι, φ, and χ Cassiopeiae], and entered the Tzu-Wei Enclosure [Draco, Ursa Minor, Cepheus, and Camelopardalis].
“The Chronicle of Silla, contained in the Korean text Samguk Sagi (1145), says a “guest star” was seen during the month of -48 April 14 to May 12. Ho Peng Yoke (1962) wrote that ancient Korean accounts may not be original, but were probably copied from the Chinese texts.
Full moon: April 28
Sources: Han shu (100), 8:24b & 26:31a; Samguk Sagi (1145), p. 147; A. G. Pingré (1783), p. 277; J. Williams (1871), p. 8; G. F Chambers (1889), p. 556; Ho Peng Yoke (1962), p. 147