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(Sept. 12th, 1758) "Nebulosity above the southern horn of Taurus. It contains no star; it is a whitish light, elongated like the flame of a taper, discovered while observing the comet of 1758. Observed by Dr Bevis in about 1731. It is reported on the English Celestial Atlas."
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George Normandin, KAS
February 21st, 2005