Punch,  5 (1843), 265.

The New Comet



Reportage, Drollery


Astronomy, Crime, Observatories, Observation

    Describes the movements of the comet as if it were a criminal. Notes that a policemen has been placed in attendance near the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, and has been ordered, 'immediately, on the comet showing itself, to lose no time in springing his rattle', when John F W Herschel 'will tumble out of bed at once, and continue his observations'. Notes James South and George B Airy's observations of the comet.

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