|Discovered by||Maria Mitchell|
|Discovery date||October 1847|
|Miss Mitchell's Comet|
|Orbital characteristics A|
|Observation arc||74 days|
The discovery was initially credited to Francesco de Vico. Vico, observing from Rome, was the first to report the comet's discovery in Europe. However, Mitchell observed the comet two days before Vico did, so she became recognized as the comet's discoverer.
The comet had a weakly hyperbolic orbit solution while inside the planetary region of the Solar System. An orbit solution when the comet is outside of the planetary region shows that the comet is bound to the Sun.