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    NEW COMET.—Another new comet, 1926b, was discovered at Braamfonteinon January 16, by Mr. T. E. Blathwayt, who immediately communicated the news to the Union Observatory at Johannesburg, where an observation was secured a few hours later. The comet was then in Declination 30° South, but it was moving rapidly northward, and will be observable in England when the moon approaches new. Observations by Mr. Jeffers at the Lick Observatory, and M. Renaux at Algiers, have come to hand. From these Dr. A. C. D. Crommelin has computed the following orbit:

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