Comet 1652, the First

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In 1652, just before Christmas, a comet was noticed approaching the Earth. From the city of Bologna, it was visible at the zenith, and it was observed also by the archbishop of the city. As reported by Cassini in his memoirs, this circumstance required again his presence at the castle of Panzano, by request of Malvasia: “…le marquis Malvasia voulut absolument que je me transportasse avec lui et Beringelli Geri mon disciple à sa maison di Pansano…” […the Marquis Malvasia absolutely wanted that I come with him and my student Beringelli Geri to his home of Panzano…]

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.TorinoItaly

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