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Nature volume 128, page 308 (22 August 1931) | Download Citation



New Bright Comet, 1931c.—Mr. P. M. Ryves, who is a fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society and a member of the British Astronomical Association, residing at Zaragoza, Spain, telegraphed to the U.A.I. Bureau at Copenhagen that he had discovered a comet of magnitude 5.5 approaching the sun. The following positions of Aug. 10 and 12 (which are probably only approximate) were obtained by him; that of Aug. 14 was obtained by Prof. G. van Biesbroeck at Yerkes Observatory, after receiving the announcement of the discovery:

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