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comet nomenclature

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  1. The names given to comets have followed several different conventions over the past two centuries

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  2. Before any systematic naming convention was adopted, comets were named in a variety of ways

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  3. Prior to the early 20th century, most comets were simply referred to by the year in which they appeared, sometimes with additional adjectives for particularly bright comets

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  4. thus, the "Great Comet of 1680" (Kirch's Comet), the "Great September Comet of 1882," and the "Daylight Comet of 1910" ("Great January Comet of 1910")

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  5. The Great Comet of 1882, is a member of the Kreutz group
    The Great Comet of 1882, is a member of the Kreutz group

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