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C/1996 R3

Dr. Claes-Ingvar Lagerkvist, Uppsala Observatory, discovered a new 17 mag comet in images taken on Sept. 10 and 11, 1996. The discovery was announced on Sept. 12 and observers in the whole world confirmed it. However, Dr. Largerkvist has missed another new 19.5 mag comet in images taken on Sept. 13 and 14. The latter was found out in 1997 February. But it was too late to confirm and the comet was not named finally.

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