Intermittent Glow of the Tail of the New Comet


IN Mr. Rolston's interesting and valuable article on the new comet (NATURE, January 27) reference is made to the statement of the Rev. F. J. Jervis-Smith that several persons observing at Lymington on January 22 thought the tail appeared to flash slightly and continuously.

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ELGIE, J. Intermittent Glow of the Tail of the New Comet. Nature 82, 399 (1910).

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