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    COMET ENSOR.—A little more information has come to hand about this comet, which raises hopes that it may be an object of considerable interest next February and March. A telegram from the Cape Observatory was circulated by the I.A.U. Bureau on Dec. 18; it gave the position on Dec. 14 at 18h 3Om U.T. as R.A. 3h 38m, S. Decl. 61° 12′ daily motion minus 12 minutes of time, south 24′. A.further telegram from S. Africa appeared in the Times of Dec. 19, stating that an orbit had been deduced which indicated Feb. 12 as the date of perihelion, and some thirty million miles as the perihelion distance. These facts, with the above position and motion, have enabled Dr. A. C. D. Crommelin to deduce the following rough orbit:.

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