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    DISCOVERY OF A NEW COMET, 1927 d.—A telegram from Prof. Shapley, circulated by the I.A.U. Bureau at Copenhagen, announces the detection of the fourth comet of 1927. The discovery was made by Dr. C. L. Stearns, at the Van Vleck Observatory, Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, on Mar. 10 at 10h 4.8m U.T. in R.A. 15h 16m 6.0s, south declination, 7° 21′ 43″. The comet was of the tenth magnitude, and its daily motion was – 16s, North 19′. On Mar. 19 it will be in R.A. 15h 13m 42s, south decl. 4° 53′, assuming uniform motion. This is some 5° north of β-Libræ. Meridian passage will be about 3h 30m A.M.

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