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 Comet Ikeya-Zhang ..(Comet perihelion on March 18, 2002).

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Comet Ikeya-Zhang close approach to the sun observed from SOHO spacecraft LASCO C2 and LASCO C3.

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On February 1, 2002, Chinese astronomer Zhang Daqing from Kaifeng discovered a new comet in the constellation Cetus, and reported it to the IAU. He found that Japanese astronomer Kaoru Ikeya had discovered it earlier than he had, as the time of sunset is earlier than China. According to tradition, since they discovered the new comet independently, the comet was named after both of them. 
It was probably the comet observed in 1661, 341 years earlier, by Polish astronomer Johannes Hevelius. A bright comet had also been recorded by Chinese astronomers in 1661. 

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