|Discovered by||Francesco Bianchini & Giacomo Filippo Maraldi|
|Discovery date||April 20, 1702|
"Comet of 1702"
Bianchini and Maraldi discovered the comet in the morning sky on April 20, 1702. The comet was a short distance above the horizon and was said to resemble a "nebulous star".
The last observation of the comet was made by Bianchini and Maraldi on May 5, 1702.
Closest approaches to Earth
- 1702-04-20: 0.0435 AU from Earth
- Gary W., Kronk; Brian G Marsden (1999). Cometography: A Catalogue of Comets. Cambridge University Press. p. 388. ISBN 0-521-58504-X.