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Text #9049

Yeomans. Comets

525 BC Winter; China. A bushy star comet appeared in the winter near Antares. Ho (7)

Text #62

Kronk. Cometography: A Catalog of Comets. Series: Cometography. Vol. 1
[p. 2]

No fewer than five Chinese historical texts report this object, the oldest being the Ch’un Ch’iu (-480). The texts said a “sparkling star” appeared either at or to the west of Ta-Chhen [α Scorpii] during the winter of -524. It then traveled eastward to the Milky Way. The year is given incorrectly as -530 by J. Williams (1871) and -523 in 1872 by James Legge. [Ho (7)]

Text #9051

Editorial comment by Laura Knight-Jadczyk

Yeomans gives the year as 525 BC, Kronk as 524 BC.

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