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Daylight Comet of 1910

The Daylight Comet of 1910 was the brightest comet of the twentieth century. It was independently found by so many people in the southern hemisphere that no single original discoverer could be named, though the first astronomer to see it appears to have been Robert Innes on January 17, 1910, at the Cape Observatory in South Africa. Most observers judged the comet to be brighter than Venus, giving it a magnitude of about -5. It upstaged the much anticipated return in 1910 of Halley's Comet.