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Text #135

Kronk. Cometography: A Catalog of Comets. Series: Cometography. Vol. 1
[p. 16]

The Han shu (100) is the oldest text reporting this object. It says the Chinese saw a “sparkling star” in the northeast during the spring of -118. It continues that a “long-tailed star came out again” in the northwest during summer in the month of May 8 to June 6.

Text #9469

Yeomans. Comets

119 BC May, China. A tailed star comet was again seen in the northwest.

Text #9470

Pankenier & Xu & Jiang. Archaeoastronomy in East Asia

4th year of the Yuanshou reign period of Emperor Wu of the Han Dynasty, 4th month; a long star emerged again in the northwest.

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