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Title: The astronomizings of Dr. Anderson and the curious case of his disappearing nova
Author: Jeremy Shears

Dr. Thomas David Anderson (1853 -1932) was a Scottish amateur astronomer famed for his discovery of two bright novae: Nova Aurigae 1891 and Nova Persei 1901. He also discovered more than 50 variable stars as well as making independent discoveries of Nova Aquilae 1918 and comet 17P/Holmes in 1892. At the age of seventy, in 1923, he reported his discovery of a further nova, this time in Cygnus. This was set to be the culmination of a lifetime devoted to scanning the night sky, but unfortunately no one was able to confirm it.

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Thomas David Anderson (February 6, 1853 - March 31, 1932) was a Scottish amateur astronomer.
He was born in Edinburgh. When he was five years old, his father showed him Comet Donati, and his nanny also gave him an interest in astronomy.

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