C/1847 T1

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C/1847 T1
Discovery
Discovered by Maria Mitchell
Discovery date October 1, 1847
Alternative
designations
Miss Mitchell's Comet

Miss Mitchell's Comet (formally designated C/1847 T1) is a non-periodic comet that American astronomer Maria Mitchell discovered in 1847.[1]

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.[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Maria Mitchell Discovers a Comet". This Month in Physics History. American Physical Society. Retrieved November 1, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Comet". Maria Mitchell. Maria Mitchell Association. Retrieved November 1, 2012.