Rough guides for With respect to the BC comet, they recorded that it first appeared along the ecliptic in Scorpius, with its tail pointing eastward, in June/July. Regarding the BC comet Halley’s, the Babylonians took note of the fact that the comet had appeared in the area of the Pleiades and Taurus and then, with its tail degrees long and oriented northward, moved to about degrees from Jupiter within Sagittarius. One cuneiform fragment noted that the BC comet had a southward-oriented tail and was located degrees above the star Alpha Coronae Borealis on September another, more damaged fragment compares the comet’s location to that of the same star and identiies the time as the irst watch of the night. Only the date of the BC comet, in October/November, has survived. With reference to the BC comet, the Babylonians noted where and when the comet became stationary, and the zodiacal location Libra and date May of the comet’s heliacal setting its inal visible setting in the evening in the run-up to a period when it is invisible due to its closeness to the Sun in the west. With respect to the BC comet, fragments of several records have survived, detailing the celestial location of the comet on May where and when it became stationary May that its tail pointed southward on June and that the comet was seen on July at the beginning of the night and that it had previously appeared in Aries in the east on day of an earlier Babylonian month probably equivalent to May Concerning the comet of BC, the Babylonians noted, on November , the part of the sky the east where the comet was and indeed its precise celestial location and the orientation of the tail pointing westward. A later record recalled that initial observation and mentioned that the comet had subsequently migrated into the northern sky or perhaps simply north of some celestial entity. Rough guides 2016.