The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.
a comet discovered in 1911 by S. I. Beliavskii. It was visible to the naked eye as a heavenly body of the second or third stellar magnitude with a tail up to 15° long.
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.