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October 13, 1892: First Comet Discovered by Photograph
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October 13, 1892: First Comet Discovered by Photograph

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Today in 1892, American astronomer Edward Emerson Barnard discovered the 206P/Barnard-Boattini comet, the first to be discovered via photograph. The comet was rediscovered in 2008 by Andrea Boattini (hence it’s name).