from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as comet-finder.
- n. An astronomer who makes a specialty of seeking comets.
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To find and to identify the stars, the observer had to descend from the ladder, use the comet-seeker on the terrace and make triangulations on the small charts at hand, all without electric light.
From his earning he bought a 4-inch (Stienheil) comet-seeker, and in 1859 made two discoveries, one of a comet
He then settled down once more as lithographer without, however, giving rest to his comet-seeker.
As instrument he used a FRAUENHOFER comet-seeker with an aperture of 76 mm,