ORBIT OF WILKES COMET IS COMPUTED BY OBSERVATORY
Shapley Announces Verification of Other Calculations
The orbit of the Wilkes comet has been computed, it was announced yesterday by Harlow Shapley, director of the Harvard College Observatory. "The comet," Professor Shapley stated, "has been observed in Copenhagen. Berlin, and at the Mt. Hamilton Observatory of the University of California in Berkeley. This latter station has forwarded its calculations to us for redistribution.
"At about 6.30 o'clock in the evenings now an observer can distinguish the comet with his naked eye a little north of due west. Calculations which have been made of the comet's position for each day until April 10 indicate that it will be nearest the sun on March 28, growing gradually fainter after that date."