C/1702 H1 (also known as "the comet of 1702") is a comet discovered by Francesco Bianchini and Giacomo Filippo Maraldi on April 20, 1702. It is the 10th-closest comet approach in history, missing Earth by a distance of 0.0437 AU (6,537,000 km).

1702 apparitionEdit

Bianchini and Maraldi discovered the comet in the morning sky on April 20, 1702. The comet was a short distance above the horizon and was said to resemble a "nebulous star".

independent discovery was made by Maria Margarethe Kirch (Berlin, Germany on April 21, 1702 and by Philippe de la Hire (Paris, France) on April 24.

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