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Text #89

Kronk. Cometography: A Catalog of Comets. Series: Cometography. Vol. 1
[p. 14]

The only ancient text to report this comet is the Han shu (100). It says a “broom star appeared in the northeast” sometime during the month of -136 September 21 to October 20.

Text #9451

Yeomans. Comets

137 BC, October, China, Greece, there was a comet seen in the northeast by the Chinese. Seneca notes that, at the beginning of the reign of the Greek Attalus III, a comet spread out into unlimited size.

Text #9452

Pankenier & Xu & Jiang. Archaeoastronomy in East Asia

4th year of the Jianyuan reign period of Emperor Wu of the Han Dynasty, 9th month; a star became fuzzy in the northeast.

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