The historical supernovae

@inproceedings{Green1977TheHS,
  title={The historical supernovae},
  author={D A Green and Francis Richard Stephenson},
  year={1977}
}
Only a few civilisations throughout the world have contributed significantly to the written records of astronomical phenomena from the historical past. Pre-eminent among these must be Europe, China (together with Korea and Japan), Babylon and the Arab World. A wealth of pre-telescopic data from these sources is readily accessible, and it is in this that searches for historical supernova sightings have been concentrated. 

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