On October 13th,1892 – Edward Emerson Barnard discovers D/1892 T1, the first comet discovered by photographic means, on the night of October 13
Edward Emerson Barnard (December 16, 1857 – February 6, 1923) was an American astronomer. He was commonly known as E.E. Barnard, and was recognized as a gifted observational astronomer. He is best known for his discovery of Barnard’s Star in 1916, which is named in his honor.