Friday 8 January 2016

Astrognome Scrapbook Comet Gregory

Comet Gregory

Reverend Edward Gregory from Langar, Nottingham, England discovered comet 1793 Gregory-Méchain (C/1793 A1, 1792 II) in the evening of January 8, 1793, when observing Venus and measuring its distance from Iota Aquarii; he traced this comet until January 12. 

The comet was independently found by Pierre Méchain on January 10; the comet was observed by a number of astronomers until February 14 of that year.

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