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Photograph of the comet as seen from Cape Town by David Gill

The Great Comet of 1882 formally designated C/1882 R1, 1882 II, and 1882b, was a comet which became very bright in September 1882. It was a member of the Kreutz Sungrazers, a family of comets which pass within 1 R of the Sun's photosphere at perihelion.<ref name = "Plummer1889">{{#invoke:Footnotes|harvard_citation_no_bracket}}</ref><ref name = "Sekanina2007">{{#invoke:Footnotes|harvard_citation_no_bracket}}</ref> The comet was bright enough to be visible next to the Sun in the daytime sky at its perihelion.<ref name = "Tebbutt1904">{{#invoke:Footnotes|harvard_citation_no_bracket}}</ref>


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Intro   Discovery    Perihelion    Post-perihelion evolution    Orbital studies    Notes    References    External links   

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Photograph of the comet as seen from Cape Town by David Gill

The Great Comet of 1882 formally designated C/1882 R1, 1882 II, and 1882b, was a comet which became very bright in September 1882. It was a member of the Kreutz Sungrazers, a family of comets which pass within 1 R of the Sun's photosphere at perihelion.<ref name = "Plummer1889">{{#invoke:Footnotes|harvard_citation_no_bracket}}</ref><ref name = "Sekanina2007">{{#invoke:Footnotes|harvard_citation_no_bracket}}</ref> The comet was bright enough to be visible next to the Sun in the daytime sky at its perihelion.<ref name = "Tebbutt1904">{{#invoke:Footnotes|harvard_citation_no_bracket}}</ref>


Great Comet of 1882 sections
Intro   Discovery    Perihelion    Post-perihelion evolution    Orbital studies    Notes    References    External links   

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