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Text #48

Kronk. Cometography: A Catalog of Comets. Series: Cometography. Vol. 1
[p. 7]

The Chinese text Han shu (100) is the oldest text to report this “long-tailed star.” It says the comet was seen “in the eastern quarter of the sky” sometime during -171. The Han shu was generally written in a chronological style and this account follows events that occurred during the spring and summer.

Text #9271

Yeomans. Comets

172 BC, China. A tailed star comet was observed in the east. Ho (24)

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