Celestial / Comet

154BC Jan.± 1y , Duration 1M

Event #31: Broom Star observed in China

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Text #49

Kronk. Cometography: A Catalog of Comets. Series: Cometography. Vol. 1
[p. 11]

The Han shu (100) is the only ancient record of this “broom star”. It says the comet “appeared in the southwest” sometime during the month of -154 January 18 to February 15. The southwest location might indicate it was in the evening sky.

Sources: [Han shu: tianwen zhi] ch. 26; Ho, (28)

Text #9294

Yeomans. Comets

155 BC Winter: A broom star comet appeared from the southwest.

Text #9295

Pankenier & Xu & Jiang. Archaeoastronomy in East Asia

(b) 2nd year of the Qianyuan reign period of Emperor Jing of the Han Dynasty (BC 155 Nov 20-BC 154 Nov 8); in this year, a broom star emerged in the southwest.

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