Comet - 1744 Drawing

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This drawing illustrates the “Great Comet of 1744,” as it appeared at about 4 am on the 9th of March in 1744.

Also known as Comet C/1743 X1, and the "Comet de Cheseaux-Klinkenberg,” it had six tails rising above the horizon. At the moment this happened, however, the “head” of the Comet was not visible (due to the morning light).

It is believed that the original of this drawing was created by Jean-Philippe de Cheseaux (whose name appears in the Comet’s alternative description).

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Image online via Wikimedia Commons. Public Domain.


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