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Nature volume 88, pages 423424 (25 January 1912) | Download Citation

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SCHAUMASSE';S COMET, 1911h.—In the Comptes rendus for January 8 (No. 2) M. G. Fayet announces his tentative conclusion that the comet discovered by M. Schaumasse at Nice on November 30, 1911, is a periodic comet with a period of about seven years. A parabolic orbit first calculated showed such digressions from the observed places that an elliptic orbit was tried which gave^ satisfactory O-C differences for intermediate positions. The preliminary elements, determined from positions observed at Nice on December 1, 11, 16, and 21, 1911, are as follows:—

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