Great Comet of 1744

Great Comet of 1744

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Caption: 18th century illustration of the Great Comet of 1744. It was especially noteable for developing a 'fan' of six tails after reaching its perihelion. It's official designation is C/1743 X, and is also known as also known as Comet de Cheseaux or Comet Klinkenberg-Cheseaux

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