Harvard's astronomical observers admitted last night that they are unable to find Gale's comet.
Last Tuesday, Mr. Gale, an Australian, discovered a disturbance which be declared to be a comet of the tenth magnitude, in Scorpio, near Mars, and moving coastward, though not fast enough to have gotten out of telescopic range as yet.
Technically, the comet is in right ascension 16 hours, 13 minutes, 30 seconds, declination 20 degrees, 27 minutes south.
The Observatory has meanwhile been searching the skies, unsuccessfully. Not entirely sceptical, gazers suggest that possibly the "comet" was only a reflection on the photographic plate of Mr. Gale, caused by the brilliant proximity of Mars.