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Text #76

Yeomans. Comets
[p. 363]

433 BC, China. A broom star comet was observed. Ho, (14)

Text #9104

Kronk. Cometography: A Catalog of Comets. Series: Cometography. Vol. 1
[p. 510]

-432. The earliest report of the “broom star” appears in the Wen hsien t’ung k’ao (1308). No details are given as to the time of year or location i the sky. Ho Peng Yoke (1962) said the Wen hsien t’ung k’ao was “anything but complete and not always very accurate.”

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