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Encke's Comet

Nature volume 140, page 500 (18 September 1937) | Download Citation



A TELEGRAM from Copenhagen announces that Dr. Jeffers, Lick Observatory, has observed Encke's Comet. The position on Sept. 3·38542d U.T. was R.A. 2h 19m 4·9s, N. Decl. 27° 10' 20˝. The magnitude is given as 18. In the "Handbook of the British Astronomical Association" for 1937, Dr. A. C. D. Crommelin gives an ephemeris based on an orbit in which perturbations of Jupiter and Saturn are taken into account. The observed position corresponds closely with that predicted by Dr. Crommelin.

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