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4 pages in French, with 1 page of English translation.

Subject: Astronomy

Published in Philosophical Transactions, as 'A discovery, with observations, of two new comets in the Marine Observatory at Paris; by M. Messier, F. R. S. and Member of the Academy of Sciences at Paris; translated from the French, by M. Maty, M. D. Sec. R. S'

Read 20 March 1766

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11 March 1766
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7 pages

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Charles Messier

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Charles Messier, Letter, 'Of two new comets' from Charles Messier to the Royal Society, 11 March 1766, L&P/4/310, The Royal Society Archives, London,, accessed on 25 May 2024

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