Comet Taylor, is a periodic comet in the solar system, first discovered by Clement J. Taylor (Cape Town, South Africa) on November 24, 1915.
George van Biesbroeck and E. E. Barnard (Yerkes Observatory, Wisconsin, United States) observed that the comet was split into two distinct nuclei, but this was not seen after March 16.
The comet was predicted to return in 1922, but was lost (see lost comet).
In 1928 the discovery of Comet Reinmuth 1 was originally assumed to be Comet Taylor, and again in 1951 the same assumption was made with Comet Arend-Rigaux.
The 1976 return was predicted by N. A. Belyaev and V. V. Emel'yanenko and on January 25, 1977, Charles Kowal (Palomar Observatory, California, United States) found images on photographic plates for December 13, 1976.
The comet was recovered for the returns in 1984 and 1990, and in 1998 was observed as magnitude 12 when it passed close by Earth.