Our Astronomical Column

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    THE D'ANGOS COMET OF 1784.—Encke's investigation relating to this reported comet appears in Zach's Correspondance Astronomique, as an “Imposture Astronomique grossière du Chevalier D'Angos, dévoilée par J. F. Encke, à Gotha.” Olbers, in a letter addressed to him, had, as already stated, asked his attention to the subject, saying, “I would invite you to the examination of a doubtful comet of which the result will be either the knowledge of the yet unknown orbit of a very remarkable comet, or the discovery of a most shameful imposture,” and adding particulars to which allusion is made in our previous note.

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    Our Astronomical Column . Nature 16, 124 (1877) doi:10.1038/016124a0

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