A Reinterpretation of Historical References to the Supernova ofa.d. 1054

@article{Collins1999ARO,
  title={A Reinterpretation of Historical References to the Supernova ofa.d. 1054},
  author={George W. Collins and William P. Claspy and John C. Martin},
  journal={Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific},
  year={1999},
  volume={111},
  pages={871 - 880}
}
In this paper we reexamine historical references to the supernova event of a.d. 1054 with a view to establishing a sequence astronomical events that minimizes apparent conflicts between the various sources. We find that the explosion of the supernova is likely to have occurred weeks to months before the commonly accepted date of 1054 July 4. This view is strongly supported by a number of European references to events visible in the evening sky during the spring that are likely to be associated… 
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