oa Journal of the Astronomical Society of South Africa - New comets in 1935

Volume 4, Issue 1
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For many years past, amateur astronomers in South Africa have been very successful in discovering new comets. One has only to recall the names of Reid, C. J. Taylor, Skjellerup, Blathwayt, Ensor, Houghton and Forbes, all of which are attached to recent comets. With the exception of Messrs. Ensor and Houghton, who are both variable star observers, these amateur astronomers made a practice of "" sweeping"" for comets.

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