The Great Comet of 1577

The Great Comet of 1577

Fig. 14.1 . This drawing by a Turkish astronomer appeared in the book Tarcuma-I Cifr al-Cami by Mohammed b. Kamaladdin written in the 16th century. The yellow Moon, stars and comet are shown against a light blue sky. (Courtesy of Erol Pakin, Director, Istanbul Universitesi Rektorlugu.)

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