"The great cities that have grown up since 1835, and the smoke
and electric lights of today completely robbed the comet of its
glory when seen by dwellers in and near the centers of population."
An obvious reference to LP not only from that period, but indeed from the dawn of the Industrial Revolution!
I wonder if anyone knows of any more reports on LP during those periods - which so far, I had no knowledge (but somehow suspected) of.
* For those unaware of it, the eponymous high-proper motion star was his discovery.
Edited by theApex, 04 October 2019 - 06:43 AM.