Wednesday, February 10, 2010

More STEREO comets

The stream of sungrazing comets has been very active across January. This has allowed the STEREO comet hunters to catch a few of the crumbs that would usually be detected by the SOHO comet hunting guys. Actually there the same guys...

Of note are two very bright comets caught in STEREO images four days before they appeared in SOHO images. The comet of Jan 02 being getting a lot of attention on the internet.

Here is a provisional list from the STEREO hunter posting in Yahoo group, clearly I have spent too much time on this, I have two shared discoveries and ten others counted to me. The provisional count is now 36 STEREO detected comets. Oh! and SOHO has now reached 1800 detected comets.

STEREO Date/Time of Post Discoverer Tel Group Images of..
0022 Dec22,09 12:32:38UT A.Watson HI-1b Kreutz Dec19,2009
0023 Jan2,10 03:47UT 1132 A.Watson HI-1A Kreutz Dec30,2009-Jan02,2010
0024 Jan2,10 04:08UT 1133 A.Watson HI-1A Kreutz Dec30,2009
0025 Jan2,10 04:08UT 1133 A.Watson HI-1A Kreutz Dec29-30,2009
0026 Jan2,10 04:49UT 1135 A.Watson HI-1A Kreutz Dec30-31,2009
0027 Jan10,10 10:11UT 1197 A.Watson HI-1A Kreutz Jan10,2010
0028 Jan15,10 08:36UT 1204 J.Ruan HI-1A Kreutz Jan11-12,2010
0029 Jan15,10 08:40/08:46 1205/6 Ruan,Watson HI-1A Kreutz Jan12,2010
0030 Jan15,10 08:40/08:46 1205/6 Ruan,Watson HI-1A Kreutz Jan12,2010
0031 Jan1510 09:53UT 1214 A.Watson HI-1A Kreutz Jan13,2010
0032 Jan1510 10:03UT 1215 A.Watson HI-1A Kreutz Jan13-14,2010
0033 Jan1610 09:33UT 1217 J.Ruan HI-1A Kreutz Jan14,2010
0034 Jan1910 10:08UT 1231 A.Watson HI-1A Kreutz Jan17- Jan20,2010
0035 Jan2610 12:09UT 1243 Z.Xu HI-1A Kreutz Jan20-Jan21,2010
0036 Jan2510 06:01UT 1239 A.Watson HI-1A Kreutz Jan21,2010