|Discovered by||Maria Mitchell|
|Discovery date||October 1, 1847|
|Miss Mitchell's Comet|
The discovery was initially credited to Francesco de Vico. Vico, observing from Rome, was the first to report the comet's discovery in Europe. Mitchell observed the comet two days before Vico did, so she became recognized as the comet's discoverer.
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