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Nature volume 119, page 252 (12 February 1927) | Download Citation



COMETS.-An orbit of comet 1927 b (Reid) has been telegraphed from South Africa, from which it appears to have passed perihelion in 1926, so it will presumably be numbered as 1926 VII. The orbit indicates that the motion in R.A. in the former telegram was erroneous; it was sent as + 44 sec., but it should be about + 11 min. The comet has begun to travel northward, and should be visible in Europe about the middle of March.

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