A handbook of descriptive astronomy

9781154722437: A handbook of descriptive astronomy

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1877 Excerpt: ... Collection, vol. x.) 408. In October f a comet appeared in the latter part of the sign? Virgo, towards the N.--(Paulus Cygrneus, C/tronicon Citizenit.) The accounts are very vague and contradictory. One writer dates its visibility from May I, and says that it remained visible for 6 months.--(Pontanus, Ilittoria Oelrica, vi.) 409. On Oct. 29 a comet was discovered in the region King around P Lconis. On Nov. 28 it was in the circumpolar regions. It then traversed 15 sidereal divisions from that of 7 Corvi to that of y Pegasi. It remained in sight till March II, 1316.--(Gaubil; Biot; Williams, 68.) European writers say that 2 comets were visible from Dec. 1315 to Feb. 1316. The first was much larger than the second.--(Hegecius, De Stella Noea anni 1571, tc.) The N. P. D. of the larger one, on Dec. 25, at I7h, was 18 38'; on Jan. 15, at 17, it was only 9 49'.--(Mussatus, De Gesti Italicorum, vii. 14, in Muratori's Collection, vol. x.) Those who speak of the second comet say that it appeared in the E.--(Chronicon Rolomagerue.) Can it be that after all there was only I comet '334 410. In August a comet, with a tail 7 feet degrees? long, was seen.--(Monardiicc Siniae Synopsis Chrono/ogica,) 1337 (H). 411. A comet was seen in Cancer during the visibility of the Great Comet of this year. It lasted 2 months.--(Giovani Villani, C/troniche, XI. Ixvi, in Muratori's Collection, vol. xiv.) The Great Comet was visible for 3 months or more, from May. Chinese writers seem to speak of 2 comets. The lesser one passed from a, 0, 17 Cassiopeiffi to Corona Borealis, and lasted from May 4 to July 31. I3J8. 412. On April 15 a comet was discovered; the Sun being then in Taurus, the comet was in Gemini. Its movement was from W. to E. with a N. declination. It followed the Sun, and s...

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