Product images of Moonlight view over Table Bay showing Halley's comet
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Moonlight view over Table Bay showing Halley's comet
An eyewitness account of the Great Comet of 1843 painted by the astronomer Charles Piazzi Smyth. The earliest observation occurred on the evening of 5 of February, 1843 and Smyth recorded its appearance at the Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope, South Africa between 3 and 6 of March. When at its greatest brilliance, it was visible only from southern latitudes. The view in the painting is probably taken from the Observatory.
Charles Piazzi Smyth
- Image reference: BHC4147
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London