British Astronomical Association
Comet Section


2014 News

Jan 01  Happy New Year
Jan 07  Recovery of 2007 H3 (P/Garradd) at the Pierre Auger Observatory announced as 2014 A1
Jan 10  Discovery of 2013 Y2 (PanSTARRS) announced
Jan 12  Zhijian Xu reports a Meyer group comet in real time C2 images
Jan 14  Zhijian Xu reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C3 images
Jan 14  Bo Zhou reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C3 images
Jan 16  Discovery of 2014 A2 (P/Hill) by Rik Hill announced
Jan 16  Discovery of 2014 A3 (PanSTARRS) announced
Jan 16  Bo Zhou reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C3 images
Jan 16  Discovery of 2014 A4 (SONEAR) announced
Jan 17  Publication of The Comet's Tale for 2014 January
Jan 20  Rosetta wakes up at 18:17
Jan 27  Discovery of 2014 A5 (PanSTARRS) announced
Jan 28  Masanori Uchina reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C3 images
Jan 30  Zhijian Xu reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C3 images
Feb 01  Discovery of 2014 B1 by Michael Schwartz announced
Feb 04  Discovery of 2014 C1 by the Teide Observatory Tenerife Asteroid Survey announced
Feb 06  Alan Watson reports a comet in real time STEREO images
Feb 08  Discovery of 2014 C2 (STEREO) announced
Feb 13  Masanori Uchina reports a Meyer group comet in real time C3 images
Feb 14  Masanori Uchina and Bo Zhou report a Kreutz group comet in real time C3 images
Feb 18  Zhijian Xu reports a Kreutz group comet in STEREO H1 images
Feb 19  Zhijian Xu reports a Meyer group comet in real time C2 images
Feb 19  Zhijian Xu reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C3 images
Feb 20  Discovery of 2014 C3 by NEOWISE reported
Feb 20  Cometary activity in 2013 YG46 reported
Feb 26  Cometary activity in 2014 AA52 reported
Feb 26  Bo Zhou reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C2 images
Feb 28  Recovery of 2008 J2 (P/Beshore) reported
Mar 01  Peiyuan Sun reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C3 images
Mar 02  Masanori Uchina reports a Meyer group comet in real time C2 images
Mar 02  Trygve Prestgard reports a Kreutz group comet in H1 images
Mar 03  Szymon Liwo reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C3 images
Mar 07  Zhijian Xu reports two Kracht group comets in real time C2 images
Mar 09  Discovery of 2014 D2 (P/Catalina-PanSTARRS) reported
Mar 12  Discovery of 2014 E1 (P/Larson) reported
Mar 14  Discovery of 2014 E2 (Jacques) reported
Mar 20  Masanori Uchina reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C2 images
Mar 23  Masanori Uchina reports a Meyer group comet in real time C2 images
Mar 24  Recovery of 2007 C1 (P/Christensen) reported
Mar 24  Bo Zhou reports a Kreutz group comet in C2 images
Mar 24  Masanori Uchina reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C2 images
Mar 25  Szymon Liwo reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C2 images
Mar 27  Zhijian Xu reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C3 images
Mar 29  Comet 2014 D2 linked to asteroid 2005 EL284
Mar 29  Szymon Liwo reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C2 images
Apr 01  Bo Zhou reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C2 images
Apr 01  Bo Zhou reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C3 images
Apr 01  Discovery of 2014 F1 by Rik Hill reported
Apr 01  Sergey Shurpakov reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C3 images
Apr 01  Peiyuan Sun reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C3 images
Apr 02  Trygve Prestgard reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C3 images
Apr 02  Peiyuan Sun reports a Meyer group comet in real time C2 images
Apr 03  Comet 2014 F2 discovered at the Tenagra Observatory
Apr 05  Masanori Uchina reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C2 images
Apr 05  Masanori Uchina reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C3 images
Apr 07  Pedro Maysonet reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C3 images
Apr 07  Discovery of 2014 G1 (PanSTARRS) reported
Apr 08  Peiyuan Sun reports a Kreutz group comet in C2 images
Apr 10  2013 PE67 found to show cometary characteristics
Apr 10  Bo Zhou reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C2 images
Apr 10  Bo Zhou reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C3 images
Apr 10  2005 JQ7 (Catalina) recovered as 2014 G2.  It may be the 300th comet to be numbered
Apr 11  Zhijian Xu reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C3 images
Apr 12  Peiyuan Sun and Zhijian Xu report a Kreutz group comet in real time C3 images
Apr 13  Bo Zhou reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C2 images
Apr 14  Peiyuan Sun reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C3 images
Apr 14  Masanori Uchina reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C2 images
Apr 17  Peiyuan Sun reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C3 images
Apr 17  Discovery of 2014 G3 (PanSTARRS) reported
Apr 18  Zhijian Xu reports a non-group comet in real time C2 images
Apr 19  Trygve Prestgard reports a Kreutz group comet in archival C2 images
Apr 20  Peiyuan Sun reports three Kreutz group comets in real time C2 images
Apr 20  Peiyuan Sun reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C3 images
Apr 22  Peiyuan Sun reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C3 images
Apr 22  Zhijian Xu reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C2 images
Apr 25  Discovery of 2014 H1 (Christensen) reported
Apr 26  Peiyuan Sun reports a Kreutz group comet in C2 images
Apr 29  Peiyuan Sun reports a Kreutz group comet in C2 images
Apr 29  Masanori Uchina reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C3 images
May 01  Szymon Liwo reports a Kreutz group comet in C2 images
May 01  Peiyuan Sun reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C3 images
May 01  Peiyuan Sun reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C2 images
May 02  Peiyuan Sun reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C2 images
May 03  Peiyuan Sun reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C2 images
May 07  Masanori Uchina reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C2 images
May 07  Peiyuan Sun reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C2 images
May 08  Masanori Uchina reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C2 images
May 09  Masanori Uchina reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C2 images
May 12  Peiyuan Sun reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C2 images
May 14  Peiyuan Sun reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C2 images
May 16  Discovery of 2014 J1 (Catalina) reported
May 17  Zhijian Xu reports a non group comet in real time C2 images
May 18  Masanori Uchina reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C3 images
May 18  Peiyuan Sun reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C2 images
May 18  Zhijian Xu reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C2 images
May 18  Masanori Uchina reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C2 images
May 19  Peiyuan Sun reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C3 images
May 19  Peiyuan Sun reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C2 images
May 21  Recovery of 2001 BB50 (P/LINEAR-NEAT) as 2014 K1 reported
May 23  Discovery of cometary features in 2007 RJ236 giving designation of 2014 K2 (P/Lemmon-PanSTARRS)
May 23  Discovery of 2014 F3 (Sheppard-Trujillo) announced
May 23  Cometary status of 2013 UQ4 announced
May 23  Peiyuan Sun reports a Meyer group comet in real time C2 images
May 23  Peiyuan Sun reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C2 images
May 24  Orbit for SOHO comet 2008 Y12 = 2014 K3 published
May 24  Bo Zhou reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C3 images
May 25  Szymon Liwo reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C2 images
May 25  Zhijian Xu reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C2 images
May 26  Masanori Uchina reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C2 images
May 30  Bo Zhou reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C2 images
May 31  Peiyuan Sun reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C2 images
Jun 02  Zhijian Xu reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C2 images
Jun 02  Zhijian Xu reports a Meyer group comet in real time C2 images
Jun 02  Recovery of 2003 U3 (P/NEAT) as 2014 L1 reported
Jun 03  Peiyuan Sun reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C2 images
Jun 04  Masanori Uchina reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C2 images
Jun 06  Worachate Boonplod reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C2 images
Jun 07  Zhijian Xu reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C3 images
Jun 08  Zhijian Xu reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C2 images
Jun 09  Peiyuan Sun reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C2 images
Jun 09  Bill Bradfield, noted visual comet discovery died at age 86
Jun 10  Peiyuan Sun reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C3 images
Jun 12  Peiyuan Sun and Masanori Uchina report a Kreutz group comet in real time C3 images
Jun 15  Discovery of 2014 L2 (P/NEOWISE)reported
Jun 15  Discovery of 2014 L3 (P/Hill) reported
Jun 16  Worachate Boonplod reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C3 images
Jun 17  Peiyuan Sun reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C2 images
Jun 18  Recovery of 2008 Q2 (P/Ory) as 2014 L4 reported
Jun 18  72P/Denning-Fujikawa, last seen in 1978, recovered
Jun 23  Masanori Uchina reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C2 images
Jun 25  Zhangwei Jin reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C2 images
Jun 25  Masanori Uchina reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C3 images
Jun 27  Peiyuan Sun reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C2 images
Jun 28  Discovery of 2014 L5 (Lemmon) reported
Jun 29  Peiyuan Sun reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C3 images
Jun 29  Arkadiusz Kubczak reports a Marsden group comet in real time C2 images
Jul 01  Discovery of 2014 M1 (PanSTARRS) reported
Jul 01  Discovery of 2014 M2 (Christensen) reported
Jul 01  Discovery of 2014 M3 (Catalina) reported
Jul 01  Peiyuan Sun reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C3 images
Jul 02  Masanori Uchina and Trygve Prestgard report a Kreutz group comet in real time C2 images
Jul 04  Worachate Boonplod reports a non group comet in real time C2 images
Jul 06  Recovery of 2004 V1 (P/Skiff) as 2014 N1 reported
Jul 07  Discovery of 2014 N2 (PanSTARRS) reported
Jul 07  Discovery of 2014 M4 (PanSTARRS) reported
Jul 07  Masanori Uchina reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C3 images
Jul 07  Bo Zhou reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C2 images
Jul 09  Worachate Boonplod reports a Meyer group comet in real time C2 images
Jul 11  Masanori Uchina reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C3 images
Jul 11  Zhijian Xu reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C3 images
Jul 13  Discovery of 2014 N3 (NEOWISE) reported
Jul 14  Recovery of 2003 O3 (P/LINEAR) as 2014 M5 reported
Jul 14  Trygve Prestgard reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C3 images
Jul 15  Peiyuan Sun, Zhijian Xu and Worachate Boonplod report a Kreutz group comet in real time C3 images
Jul 16  Bo Zhou reports a non group comet in real time C3 images
Jul 20  Peiyuan Sun reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C3 images
Jul 23  Zhijian Xu reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C3 images
Jul 24  Peiyuan Sun reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C3 images
Jul 25  Arkadiusz Kubczak reports a Kracht group comet in real time C2 images
Jul 26  Peiyuan Sun and Zhijian Xu report a Kreutz group comet in real time C3 images
Jul 27  Trygve Prestgard reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C3 images
Jul 27  Recovery of 2000 QJ46 (P/LINEAR) as 2014 O1 reported
Jul 28  Zhijian Xu and Worachate Boonplod report a Meyer group comet in real time C2 images
Jul 28  Discovery of 2014 MG4 (P/Spacewatch-PanSTARRS) reported
Jul 31  Worachate Boonplod reports a reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C3 images
Aug 01  Worachate Boonplod reports a non group comet in real time C2 images
Aug 02  Peiyuan Sun reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C3 images
Aug 02  Discovery of 2014 OE4 (PanSTARRS) reported
Aug 05  Discovery of 2014 O3 (P/PanSTARRS) reported
Aug 08  Zhangwei Jin reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C3 images
Aug 14  Zhijian Xu reports a Meyer group comet in real time C2 images
Aug 18  Trygve Prestgard reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C3 images
Aug 19  Discovery of 2014 Q1 (PanSTARRS) reported
Aug 19  Discovery of 2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) reported
Aug 19  Masanori Uchina reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C3 images
Aug 21  Zhijian Xu reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C3 images
Aug 22  Masanori Uchina reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C3 images
Aug 24  Discovery of 2014 Q3 (Borisov) reported
Aug 24  Recovery of 2005 Q4 (P/LINEAR) as 2014 Q4 reported
Aug 25  Peiyuan Sun reports a non-group comet in real time C3 images
Aug 26  Recovery of 2006 S6 (P/Hill) as 2014 Q5 reported
Aug 26  Zhijian Xu reports a Kracht group comet in real time C2 images
Aug 31  Peiyuan Sun reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C3 images
Aug 31  Masanori Uchina reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C3 images
Aug 31  Worachate Boonplod reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C3 images
Sep 01  Worachate Boonplod reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C3 images
Sep 02  Zhijian Xu reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C3 images
Sep 04  Bo Zhou reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C3 images
Sep 04  Discovery of 2014 Q6 (PanSTARRS) reported
Sep 04  Worachate Boonplod reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C3 images
Sep 05  Peiyuan Sun reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C3 images
Sep 07  Discovery of 2014 R1 (Borisov) reported
Sep 07  Detection of the dust trail of 17P/Holmes reported
Sep 10  Masanori Uchina and Worachate Boonplod report a Kreutz group comet in real time C3 images
Sep 12  Recovery of 2001 Q11 (P/NEAT) as 2014 R2 reported
Sep 12  Zhijian Xu reports a Kracht group comet in real time C3 images
Sep 14  Zhijian Xu reports a Kretuz group comet in real time C3 images
Sep 15  Worachate Boonplod reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C3 images
Sep 16  Discovery of 2014 R3 (PanSTARRS) reported
Sep 17  Discovery of 2014 R4 (Gibbs) reported
Sep 17  Confirmation that 2014 QU2 (PanSTARRS) is a comet
Sep 17  Szymon Liwo reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C3 images
Sep 18  Worachate Boonplod and Zhijian Xu report a Kretuz group comet in real time C3 images
Sep 24  Discovery of 2014 R5 (P/Lemmon-PanSTARRS) reported
Sep 24  Discovery of 2014 S1 (PanSTARRS) reported
Sep 24  Discovery of 2014 S2 (PanSTARRS) reported
Sep 24  Szymon Liwo reports a Meyer group comet in real time C2 images
Sep 24  Trygve Prestgard reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C3 images
Sep 27  Discovery of 2014 S3 (PanSTARRS) reported
Sep 27  Discovery of 2014 S4 (P/Gibbs) reported
Sep 27  Worachate Boonplod reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C3 images
Oct 01  Outburst of 29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann reported
Oct 05  Masanori Uchina reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C2 images
Oct 12  Bo Zhou reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C2 images
Oct 14  Masanori Uchina reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C2 images
Oct 14  Trygve Prestgard reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C2 images
Oct 15  Masanori Uchina reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C2 images
Oct 15  Zhijian Xu reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C2 images
Oct 16  Worachate Boonplod reports a Meyer group comet in real time C2 images
Oct 20  Outburst of 29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann reported
Oct 20  Peiyuan Sun reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C2 images
Oct 20  Worachate Boonplod reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C3 images
Oct 21  Trygve Prestgard reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C2 images
Oct 24  Zhijian Xu reports a Meyer group comet in real time C2 images
Oct 25  1997 G1 (P/Montani) recovered as 2014 U1
Oct 27  Discovery of comets 2014 U2 and 2014 U3 by Richard Kowalski reported
Oct 28  Zhijian Xu reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C2 images
Oct 30  Tail detected on (62412)2000 SY178 
Oct 30  Trygve Prestgard reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C2 images
Oct 30  Zhijian Xu reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C2 images
Nov 01  Worachate Boonplod reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C2 images
Nov 06  Zhijian Xu reports a Marsden group comet in real time C2 images
Nov 09  Worachate Boonplod reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C2 images
Nov 10  Discovery of comet 2014 U4 (P/PanSTARRS) reported
Nov 11  The countdown to release of Philae from Rosetta is ticking.
Nov 12  Philae lands (several times) - what an amazing achievement.  Find out more from the BAA.
Nov 14  Discovery of comet 2014 V1 (P/PanSTARRS) reported
Nov 14  Bo Zhou reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C2 images
Nov 14  Masanori Uchina reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C2 images
Nov 15  Bo Zhou reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C2 images
Nov 15  Zhijian Xu reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C2 images
Nov 17  Trygve Prestgard reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C2 images
Nov 17  Michal Biesiada reports a Meyer group comet in real time C2 images
Nov 19  Recovery of 2005 RV25 as 2014 U5 announced
Nov 19  Worachate Boonplod reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C2 images
Nov 20  A second fragment of 2011 J2 reported
Nov 20  Bo Zhou reports a Meyer group comet in real time C2 images
Nov 20  Worachate Boonplod and Michal Biesiada report a Kreutz group comet in real time C2 images
Nov 20  Worachate Boonplod reports a non-group comet in real time C2 images
Nov 21  Discovery of comets 2014 W1 to W4 (PanSTARRS) reported
Nov 22  Discovery of comet 2014 W5 (Lemmon-PanSTARRS) reported
Nov 22  Discovery of comet 2014 W6 (Catalina) reported
Nov 22  Szymon Liwo reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C2 images
Nov 24  Discovery of comet 2014 TG64 (Catalina) reported
Nov 26  Worachate Boonplod reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C3 images
Nov 26  Discovery of comet 2014 W7 (Christensen) reported
Nov 26  Discovery of comets 2014 W8 and 9 (PanSTARRS) reported
Nov 26  Masanori Uchina reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C2 images
Nov 27  Masanori Uchina reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C2 images
Nov 27  Worachate Boonplod reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C2 images
Nov 28  Trygve Prestgard reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C2 images
Nov 29  Bo Zhou reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C2 images
Nov 30  Masanori Uchina reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C2 images
Dec 02  Worachate Boonplod reports a non-group comet in real time C2 images
Dec 03  Worachate Boonplod reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C2 images
Dec 04  Worachate Boonplod reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C2 images
Dec 05  Discovery of 2014 W10 and 11 (PanSTARRS) reported
Dec 05  Discovery of 2014 W12 (Gibbs) reported
Dec 08  Masanori Uchina reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C2 images
Dec 09  Szymon Liwo reports two Kreutz group comets in real time C2 images
Dec 09  Worachate Boonplod reports a non-group comet in real time C3 images
Dec 10  Worachate Boonplod reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C2 images
Dec 10  Masanori Uchina reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C2 images
Dec 12  Hanjie Tan reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C2 images
Dec 13  Reports of a fast moving naked eye comet are thought to relate to a fuel dump from a rocket launch
Dec 13  Discovery of 2014 X1 (P/Elenin) reported


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