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Hevelius relates that during the four years between October 1672 and December 1676, Mira did not show herself at all!Myths and Marvels of Astronomy|Richard A. Proctor
Ptolemy catalogued 10 stars in this constellation; Tycho Brahe 11 and Hevelius 17.
Hevelius had introduced the vernier and tangent screw in his measurement of arc graduations.History of Astronomy|George Forbes
Hevelius made numerous researches on comets, and suggested that the form of their paths might be a parabola.
This work, after having passed through several hands, became the property of Hevelius, who was capable of appreciating its merits.