Great Comet of 1680

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C/1680 V1, also called the Great Comet of 1680, Kirch's Comet, and Newton's Comet, is the oldest comet discovered using a telescope. It was discovered by Icons-flag-de.png German astronomer Gottfried Kirch on November 14, 1680, in Coburg, Bavaria, and was one of the brightest comets of the 17th century. It has an estimated orbital period of 9,400 years.[1]


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