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Paper, 'Description of the new comet, seen in 1661, first about the midle of January, and continued till the 11 of February, when it appeard last at and about Augsburg, Nuremburg [Bavaria, Germany] and Strasburg [France]' by unknown author

Reference number: CLP/8i/3

Date: 1661

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The author presents observations of a comet, beginning with a 'particular observation' made on the morning of 9 February 1661 in Augsburg.

Subject: Astronomy

Reference number
CLP/8i/3
Earliest possible date
1661
Physical description
Ink on paper
Page extent
3 pages
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Manuscript

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Paper, 'Description of the new comet, seen in 1661, first about the midle of January, and continued till the 11 of February, when it appeard last at and about Augsburg, Nuremburg [Bavaria, Germany] and Strasburg [France]' by unknown author, 1661, CLP/8i/3, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/clp_8i_3/paper-description-of-the-new-comet-seen-in-1661-first-about-the-midle-of-january-and-continued-till-the-11-of-february-when-it-appeard-last-at-and-about-augsburg-nuremburg-bavaria-germany-and-strasburg-france-by-unknown-author, accessed on 29 May 2024

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