SOHO and STEREO Comets 2014

The table list the provisional number for the comet, the day (UT) and month of the first (discovery) observation, the year and comet identification, the LASCO or STEREO coronagraph on which it was discovered, the discoverer (additional names are independent discoverers), with the number of their discoveries given in brackets following the name, and finally the date of discovery.

SOHO Observed   Des C  G  Observers							Discovered
2659 12/01/2014     C2 Y  Zhijian Xu							January 12
2660 14/01/2014     C3 K  Zhijian Xu							January 14
2661 14/01/2014     C3 K  Bo Zhou							January 14
2662 15/01/2014     C3 K  Bo Zhou							January 15
2579 19/01/2012     C3 K  Trygve Prestgard						January 19
2663 28/01/2014     C3 K  Masanori Uchina						January 28
2664 30/01/2014     C3 K  Zhijian Xu							January 30
61   04/02/2014 C2 H1A O  Alan Watson							February 6
2665 13/02/2014     C3 Y  Masanori Uchina						February 13
2666 14/02/2014     C3 K  Bo Zhou, Masanori Uchina 					February 14
62   14/02/2014    H1B K  Zhijian Xu							February 18
2667 18/02/2014     C2 Y  Zhijian Xu							February 19
2668 19/02/2014     C3 K  Zhijian Xu							February 19
2669 26/02/2014     C2 K  Bo Zhou							February 26
2575 12/08/2010     C3 K  Trygve Prestgard						February 27
2670 01/02/2014     C3 K  Peiyuan Sun							March 1
2671 02/03/2014     C2 Y  Masanori Uchina						March 2
63   28/02/2014    H1B K  Trygve Prestgard						March 2
2672 03/03/2014     C3 K  Szymon Liwo							March 3
64   02/03/2014    H1B K  Zhijian Xu							March 5
2673 07/03/2014     C2 R  Zhijian Xu							March 7 Probably a return
2578 27/09/2011     C3 K  Trygve Prestgard						March 16
2674 20/03/2014     C2 K  Masanori Uchina						March 21
2675 23/03/2014     C2 Y  Masanori Uchina						March 23
2676 22/03/2014     C2 K  Bo Zhou							March 24
2677 24/03/2014     C2 K  Masanori Uchina						March 24
2678 25/03/2014     C2 K  Szymon Liwo							March 25
2679 27/03/2014     C3 K  Zhijian Xu							March 27
2680 29/03/2014     C2 K  Szymon Liwo							March 29
2681 01/04/2014     C2 K  Bo Zhou							April 1
2682 01/04/2014     C3 K  Bo Zhou							April 1
2683 01/04/2014     C3 K  Peiyuan Sun							April 1
2684 02/04/2014     C3 K  Trygve Prestgard						April 2
2685 02/04/2014     C2 Y  Peiyuan Sun							April 2
2686 05/04/2014     C2 K  Masanori Uchina						April 5
2687 05/04/2014     C3 K  Masanori Uchina						April 5
2688 07/04/2014     C3 K  Pedro Maysonet						April 7
2689 07/04/2014     C2 K  Peiyuan Sun							April 8
2690 10/04/2014     C2 K  Bo Zhou							April 10
2691 10/04/2014     C3 K  Bo Zhou							April 10
2692 11/04/2014     C3 K  Zhijian Xu							April 11
2693 12/04/2014     C3 K  Peiyuan Sun, Zhijian Xu					April 12
2694 12/04/2014     C2 K  Bo Zhou							April 13
2695 14/04/2014     C3 K  Peiyuan Sun							April 14
2696 14/04/2014     C2 K  Masanori Uchina						April 14
2697 17/04/2014     C3 K  Peiyuan Sun							April 17
2698 18/04/2014     C2 O  Zhijian Xu							April 18
2703 30/09/2013     C2 K  Trygve Prestgard						April 19
2699 20/04/2014     C2 K  Peiyuan Sun							April 20
2700 20/04/2014     C2 K  Peiyuan Sun							April 20
2701 20/04/2014     C2 K  Peiyuan Sun							April 20
2702 20/04/2014     C3 K  Peiyuan Sun							April 20
P    22/04/2014     C3 K  Peiyuan Sun							April 22
P    22/04/2014     C2 K  Zhijian Xu							April 22
P    26/04/2014     C2 K  Peiyuan Sun							April 26
P    29/04/2014     C2 K  Peiyuan Sun							April 29
P    29/04/2014     C3 K  Masanori Uchina						April 29
P    01/05/2014     C2 K  Szymon Liwo							May 1
P    01/05/2014     C3 K  Peiyuan Sun							May 1
P    01/05/2014     C2 K  Peiyuan Sun							May 1
P    02/05/2014     C2 K  Peiyuan Sun							May 2
P    03/05/2014     C2 K  Peiyuan Sun							May 3
P    07/05/2014     C2 K  Masanori Uchina						May 7
P    07/05/2014     C2 K  Peiyuan Sun							May 7
P    08/05/2014     C2 K  Masanori Uchina						May 8
P    09/05/2014     C2 K  Masanori Uchina						May 9
P    12/05/2014     C2 K  Peiyuan Sun							May 12
P    14/05/2014     C2 K  Peiyuan Sun							May 14
C    17/05/2014 K3  C2 O  Zhijian Xu							May 17 = 2008 Y12
P    18/05/2014     C3 K  Masanori Uchina						May 18
P    18/05/2014     C2 K  Peiyuan Sun							May 18
P    18/05/2014     C2 K  Zhijian Xu							May 18
P    18/05/2014     C2 K  Masanori Uchina						May 18
P    19/05/2014     C3 K  Peiyuan Sun							May 19
P    19/05/2014     C2 K  Peiyuan Sun							May 19
P    23/05/2014     C2 Y  Peiyuan Sun							May 23
P    23/05/2014     C2 K  Peiyuan Sun							May 23
P    24/05/2014     C3 K  Bo Zhou							May 24
P    25/05/2014     C2 K  Szymon Liwo							May 25
P    25/05/2014     C2 K  Zhijian Xu							May 25
P    26/05/2014     C2 K  Masanori Uchina						May 26
P    30/05/2014     C2 K  Bo Zhou							May 30
P    31/05/2014     C2 K  Peiyuan Sun							May 31
P    02/06/2014     C2 K  Zhijian Xu							June 2
P    02/06/2014     C2 Y  Zhijian Xu							June 2
P    03/06/2014     C2 K  Peiyuan Sun							June 3
P    04/06/2014     C2 K  Masanori Uchina						June 4
P    06/06/2014     C2 K  Worachate Boonplod						June 6
P    07/06/2014     C3 K  Zhijian Xu							June 7
P    08/06/2014     C2 K  Zhijian Xu							June 8
P    08/06/2014     C2 K  Peiyuan Sun							June 9
P    10/06/2014     C3 K  Peiyuan Sun							June 10
P    12/06/2014     C3 K  Peiyuan Sun, Masanori Uchina					June 12		
P    16/06/2014     C3 K  Worachate Boonplod						June 16
P    17/06/2014     C2 K  Peiyuan Sun							June 17
P    23/06/2014     C2 K  Masanori Uchina						June 23
P    24/06/2014     C2 K  Zhangwei Jin							June 25
P    25/06/2014     C3 K  Masanori Uchina						June 25
P    27/06/2014     C2 K  Peiyuan Sun							June 27
P    29/06/2014     C3 K  Peiyuan Sun							June 29
P    29/06/2014     C2 D  Arkadiusz Kubczak						June 29 = 2003 Q6 = 2008 Y11
P    01/07/2014     C3 K  Peiyuan Sun							July 1
P    02/07/2014     C2 K  Masanori Uchina, Trygve Prestgard				July 2
P    04/07/2014     C2 O  Worachate Boonplod						July 4
P    07/07/2014     C3 K  Masanori Uchina						July 7
P    07/07/2014     C2 K  Bo Zhou							July 7
P    09/07/2014     C2 Y  Worachate Boonplod						July 9
P    11/07/2014     C3 K  Masanori Uchina						July 11
P    11/07/2014     C3 K  Zhijian Xu							July 11
P    14/07/2014     C3 K  Trygve Prestgard						July 14
P    15/07/2014     C3 K  Peiyuan Sun, Zhijian Xu, Worachate Boonplod			July 15
P    16/07/2014     C3 O  Bo Zhou							July 16
P    20/07/2014     C3 K  Peiyuan Sun							July 20
P    23/07/2014     C3 K  Zhijian Xu							July 23
P    24/07/2014     C3 K  Peiyuan Sun							July 24
P    25/07/2014     C2 R  Arkadiusz Kubczak						July 25 = 2008 N4 = 2002 N2
P    26/07/2014     C3 K  Peiyuan Sun, Zhijian Xu					July 26
P    27/07/2014     C3 K  Trygve Prestgard						July 27
P    28/07/2014     C2 Y  Zhijian Xu, Worachate Boonplod				July 28
P    31/07/2014     C3 K  Worachate Boonplod						July 31
P    01/08/2014     C2 O  Worachate Boonplod						August 1
P    02/08/2014     C3 K  Peiyuan Sun							August 2
P    07/08/2014     C3 K  Zhangwei Jin							August 8
P    14/08/2014     C2 Y  Zhijian Xu							August 14
P    18/08/2014     C3 K  Trygve Prestgard						August 18
The column headed Des is the half month or other designation of the comet. The column headed C gives the SOHO instrument (C2 or C3 for the LASCO coronagraphs, SW for SWAN, T1 or T2 for STEREO) that the comet was discovered in. The column headed G indicates if it is a provisional member of the Kreutz group (K), Meyer group (Y), Marsden group (D), Kracht (R) or other comet (O). P in the SOHO number column indicates the discovery is pending, C indicates that it is confirmed, but not yet numbered, U indicates that is was not confirmed, X that it was confirmed, but there were insufficient observations.

Note that my observer count also includes X/ comets which are not counted as confirmed comets by the SOHO team. Where two or more people report discoveries nearly simultaneously, up to the first three observers are credited here. Where discoverers are clearly not following the SOHO or BAA Comet Section guidelines, they are not credited here at all. If initial reports don't include sufficient positions others may also be credited.

Official milestones:

It is possible that there are further comets to be found in the archival data, most likely non-group comets, but there may still be some Kreutz comets.


Published by Jonathan Shanklin. Jon Shanklin - jds@ast.cam.ac.uk