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These old coin commemorate the 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, has the distinction of being the first comet discovered by telescope. The comet was discovered by Gottfried Kirch on 14 November 1680.

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C/1680 V1, also called the Great Comet of 1680, Kirch's Comet, and Newton's Comet, has the distinction of being the first comet discovered by telescope. Discovered by Gottfried Kirch on 14 November 1680, New Style, it became one of the brightest comets of the 17th century - reputedly visible even in daytime - and was noted for its spectacularly long tail
It was last observed on 19 March 1681.

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The orbital elements of comet C/2012 S1 (ISON) are so surprisingly similar to that of the Great Comet of 1680 (Kirch)



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