SOHO-LASCO Comet Reports for 200303

Mar 01 2003 03:34:05 David Evans
dave.nokia3330@orange.net
Hello David: 


Your Feb 28 2003 23:40:53 report contains a possible error
(an inconsistency in the velocity of the object). For further advice please join http://groups.yahoo.com/group/sohohunter and
the members there will assist you with your report.

- Dave
Mar 01 2003 17:21:46 mike boschat
mboschat@eastlink.ca
Object in C3 at 20030301_2042 UT


May be nothing waiting for new images
if they come in.

****** NOTE ******
x-coordinates are probably correct,
but y-coordinates may be off by
several pixels.
0,460 in lower left corner

LASCO C3 IMAGES - 1024 x 1024

Date Time X Y
-------- ---- --- ---
20030301 2042 212 380
2118 213 379
----------------
Michael Boschat
Mar 01 2003 17:36:31 mike boschat
mboschat@eastlink.ca
DISREGARD MY POST OF:

Mar 01 2003 17:21:46

MB
Mar 03 2003 14:10:23 Derek Hammer
derek@sungrazer.nascom.nasa.gov
Hello, I can only confirm Xavier's comet that was visible

in Feb 28, C3 images. This is SOHO588.

Dave, I can see the points you claim w/o magnification. However,
they are among the background and it impossible to determine if its
real, especially since the points only exist in a few images.
Remember, four points is the minimum. This doesn't
necessarily mean that if you find 4 points that have realistic
cometary velocities, we have to declare it a comet. The
claimed object must exhibit convincing evidence that it is real
and your points definitely do not. It's quite an effort you're
giving but I think you are looking too deep into the noise.
I would try to keep your searches to at least 1-2 sigma above the
background.

Derek
Mar 04 2003 17:16:02 Rob Matson
matsonr@saic.com
2003 Mar 4 -- Possible Kreutz comet in real-time C3 beginning at

13:42. It's not much to look at, and will need more frames to
confirm it. 1024x1024 coordinates (0,0 in upper left corner):

YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM Col Row
---------- ----- --- ---
2003-03-04 13:42 338 593
14:18 347 587
14:42 351 584
16:18 374 569

--Rob
Mar 04 2003 18:49:27 David Evans
dave.nokia3330@orange.net
Possible Kreutz in C3 images of 2003/03/04


1024x1024 0,0 Top Left

03:42 283, 643

and visible in many subsequent images. Update to follow.

- Dave
Mar 04 2003 18:59:01 mike boschat
mboschat@eastlink.ca
Can confirm David Evans comet

of Mar 04 2003 18:49:27.

MB
Mar 04 2003 19:10:23 David Evans
dave.nokia3330@orange.net
UPDATE To my report of Mar 04 2003 18:49:27


Possible Kreutz in C3 images of 2003/03/04

The object is located slightly ahead of Rob's find...

1024 x 1024 gifs. 0,0 Top Left.

03:42 283, 643
04:18 290, 638
04:42 295, 635
05:18 301, 630
05:42 306, 627
06:18 313, 622
06:42 318, 619
07:42 330, 609
08:18 337, 604
08:42 343, 600
09:18 351, 595
09:42 357, 592
10:20 365, 585
10:42 369, 582

- Dave
Mar 04 2003 19:12:39 Rob Matson
matsonr@saic.com
I, too, can confirm Dave's comet find in C3 -- surprised I

missed it earlier given how close it was to the object I
reported (which is on a parallel track, just slightly to
the upper left of Dave's). --Rob
Mar 05 2003 13:37:23 mark eberbach
meberbach@yahoo.com
file name is 33105657.fts

taken at 18:18ut
in this image there appears to be streak of light.
Is this a comet?
Mar 05 2003 17:55:07 Derek Hammer
derek@sungrazer.nascom.nasa.gov
Hi, I too can confirm Dave's Kreutz comet in C3.  This is SOHO589.


Rob, I see only cosmic rays and background noise at your positions.

Mark, in every image you will see streaks that are caused by
cosmic rays striking the detector. Please read my comments in my
post of March 3 14:10 becuase it provides useful information for
beginners. If you are interested in SOHO comet hunting, the only
way to find them is by studying the position, appearance, and
speed of past comets and to make use of the chat site and
tutorials described in my previous post. Good luck.


Derek
Mar 05 2003 21:13:42 Derek Hammer
derek@sungrazer.nascom.nasa.gov
Correction: The useful comments for beginners and the websites

for the sungrazer discussion group and Sebastian's tutorials were
made in my post of Feb 26 at 15:01, not March 3 at 14:10. Sorry.

Derek
Mar 07 2003 05:10:44 Xu Chen
sinahenry@21cn.com
I show a late confirm,but I really happy to confitm Dave's report,and it's a dark object,but it seems interesting when I saw it!Congratulations,Dave!

Xu Chen
Mar 07 2003 20:31:14 mike boschat
mboschat@eastlink.ca
Possible comet @ 20030307_2318 UT


Waiting for few more images.
Object faint/small fuzz looking.

****** NOTE ******
x-coordinates are probably correct,
but y-coordinates may be off by
several pixels.
0,460 in lower left corner

LASCO C3 IMAGES - 1024 x 1024

Date Time X Y
-------- ---- --- ---
20030307 2318 192 129
2342 197 123
20030308 0018 204 118

----------------
Michael Boschat
Mar 07 2003 20:37:54 mike boschat
mboschat@eastlink.ca
DISREGARD MY POST OF

Mar 07 2003 20:31:14

Nothing..

MB
Mar 09 2003 04:53:48 David Evans
dave.nokia3330@orange.net
Possible small faint Kreutz comet in C3 images of 2003/03/09


1024 x 1024 gifs. 0,0 Top Left.

Movement in pixels per hour is shown in brackets.

06:18 325, 638
06:42 328, 635 (7.5, -7.5)
07:42 334, 630 (6.0, -5.0)
08:18 339, 626 (8.3, -6.7)

Could be a chance alignement of noise as the object is located
on the very edge of the disturbance zone produced by the
occulting arm. Awaiting further images...

Please disregard if no update appears.

- Dave
Mar 09 2003 12:40:25 Francisco Mardones
observ_elblanco@hotmail.com
Possible faint object in C3 2003/03/09

point X Y YYYYMMDD HHMM
0 275 472 20030309 0142
1 271 472 20030309 0218
2 269 471 20030309 0542
3 265 468 20030309 0642
4 245 463 20030309 1044

Regards,
Francisco Mardones
Mar 09 2003 13:57:14 Francisco Mardones
observ_elblanco@hotmail.com
Hello,

In my recent report the image was 512x512 Lasco C3
Mar 10 2003 00:38:11 Xu Chen
sinahenry@21cn.com
Hello,Mardons.

I can't see any specail object
from your report,and there's
something wrong of the way of
your writing reports.
You can have a look at other's
report,and try your best to
find a real new SOHO comet!
Best wishes to you!

Xu Chen
Mar 10 2003 00:39:14 Xu Chen
sinahenry@21cn.com
Hello,Mardones.

I can't see any specail object
from your report,and there's
something wrong of the way of
your writing reports.
You can have a look at other's
report,and try your best to
find a real new SOHO comet!
Best wishes to you!

Xu Chen
Mar 11 2003 09:47:14 Sebastian Hönig
Sebastian@sungrazer.org
New sungrazer in LASCO C3 images


Date: Mar 11, 2003

Positions: (0,0) upper left, 1024 x 1024

Time (x,y)
12:18 315,624
12:42 309,621
13:42

More positions soon.

Sebastian Hönig
Mar 11 2003 09:47:20 Xavier Leprette
xavier.leprette@wanadoo.fr
Possible Kreutz comet in a real-time C3 images now.


It is visible in 4 consecutive images of 2003/03/11

0,0 in top-left corner of 1024x1024 frames :

col, row
11:42 298,630
12:18 305,624
...

Xavier Leprette
Mar 11 2003 09:50:41 john sachs
imagephoto@blazenet.net
Possible Sungrazer in  C3 images

Kreutz Trajectory
Positions: (0,0) upper left, 1024x1024
March 11 2003 (x, y)
Update to follow
20030311 1342 C3 322 614
John
Mar 11 2003 09:50:43 Sebastian Hönig
Sebastian@sungrazer.org
New sungrazer in LASCO C3 images

(Update of previous report)

Date: Mar 11, 2003

Positions: (0,0) upper left, 1024 x 1024

Time (x,y)
11:42 298,629
12:18 305,624
12:42 309,621
13:42 321,612

Sebastian Hönig
Mar 11 2003 09:51:30 xavier Leprette
xavier.leprette@wanadoo.fr
Possible Kreutz comet in a real-time C3 images now.


It is visible in 4 consecutive images of 2003/03/11
UPDATE about my previous message

0,0 in top-left corner of 1024x1024 frames :

col, row
11:42 298,630
12:18 305,624
12:42 310,622
13:42 321,614

Xavier Leprette
Mar 11 2003 09:54:48 John Sachs
imagephoto@blazenet.net
Congrats Sebastian :)

On new Kreutz Sungrazer
Today
John
Mar 12 2003 09:50:53 mike boschat
mboschat@eastlink.ca
Object @ 20030312_0918 UT


diffuse...waiting for
more images.

****** NOTE ******
x-coordinates are probably correct,
but y-coordinates may be off by
several pixels.
0,460 in lower left corner

LASCO C3 IMAGES - 1024 x 1024

Date Time X Y
-------- ---- --- ---
20030312 0918 209 125
0942 212 123
1020 217 121
----------------
Michael Boschat
Mar 12 2003 10:58:14 mike boschat
mboschat@eastlink.ca
DISREGARD MY POST OF 

Mar 12 2003 09:50:53

not sure about it..

MB
Mar 12 2003 13:44:54 John Sachs
imagephoto@blazenet.net
Possible Sungrazer in  C3 images

Kreutz Trajectory
Positions: (0,0) upper left, 1024x1024
May be noise
March 12 2003 (x, y)
20030312 1718 C3 72 742
20030312 1642 C3 66 746
20030312 1618 C3 63 749
John
Mar 12 2003 13:50:01 John Sachs
i,agephoto@blazenet.net
Please disregard my post

below of Mar 12 2003 13:44:54
Made a mistake.
John
Mar 12 2003 21:46:39 mike boschat
mboschat@eastlink.ca
Object at 20030313_0018 UT


Small,faint object.
Waiting new images if they come online.

****** NOTE ******
x-coordinates are probably correct,
but y-coordinates may be off by
several pixels.
0,460 in lower left corner

LASCO C3 IMAGES - 1024 x 1024

Date Time X Y
-------- ---- --- ---
20030313 0018 189 124
0042 193 121
0142 197 118
----------------
Michael Boschat
Mar 12 2003 23:23:59 mike boschat
mboschat@eastlink.ca
UPDATE ON LAST POST: 


Object in 5/6 images not sure on this.
Seem to loose it about 0318 UT.

****** NOTE ******
x-coordinates are probably correct,
but y-coordinates may be off by
several pixels.
0,460 in lower left corner

LASCO C3 IMAGES - 1024 x 1024

Date Time X Y
-------- ---- --- ---
20030313 0018 189 124
0042 193 121
0142 197 118
0218 203 113
0242 210 108
0318 216 106 ???
----------------
Michael Boschat
Mar 13 2003 21:24:31 mike boschat
mboschat@eastlink.ca
DISREGARD MY 2 POSTS OF:


Mar 12 2003 23:23:59
Mar 12 2003 21:46:39

Could not find anything on new imges.

MB
Mar 14 2003 08:09:37 Derek Hammer
derek@sungrazer.nascom.nasa.gov
Hello all,


I can only confirm the S. Hoenig C3 comet from March 11. This is
SOHO590.

Derek
Mar 15 2003 11:28:17 John Sachs
imagephoto@blazenet.net
Possible Sungrazer in  C3 images

Kreutz Trajectory
Positions: (0,0) upper left, 1024x1024
March 15 2003 (x, y)
Black and white enlarged
20030315 1618 C3 339 707
20030315 1542 C3 331 711
20030315 1518 C3 327 715
20030315 1442 C3 320 721
20030315 1418 C3 312 723
John
Mar 15 2003 11:31:49 John Sachs
imagephoto@blazenet.net
My post below is real time

enlarged from 812 x562 to
1624 x1124
John
Mar 15 2003 12:08:57 John Sachs
imagephoto@blazenet.net
Update on New Sungrazer

Kreutz Trajectory
enlarged from 812x562
to 1624x1124:On my post of:
Mar 15 2003 11:28:17
Visible in frame also:
May be off by a couple pixels.
Positions: (0,0) upper left
20030315 1642 C3 344 703
John
Mar 15 2003 12:17:40 mike boschat
mboschat@eastlink.ca
CONGRADULATIONS JOHN!


MB
Mar 15 2003 12:40:55 Scarmato Toni
toniscarmato@libero.it
Comet in C3 at positions


1024x1024 0,0 top-left

20030315

1418 316,624
1442 320,620
1518 326,616
1542 331,612

I think that is the comet reported by John by
the y positions are much different.


Regards,

Toni Scarmato
Mar 15 2003 15:07:53 Derek Hammer
derek@sungrazer.nascom.nasa.gov
Hello,

Mr. Sachs' C3 comet is SOHO591. Tony, if you subtract 100 from
John's y-position you get the same coordinates. John, for future
reference, it perhaps would have been easier to say (0,100) is
in the top left corner, but that's up to you. A few preliminary
positions are below.

#COMMENT: (0,0) bottom-left corner
# HEIGHT DATE TIME ANGLE TEL FC COL ROW
15.07 2003/03/15 12:42:05 123.4 C3 10 297.0 386.0
14.29 2003/03/15 13:42:05 123.2 C3 10 308.0 394.0
13.80 2003/03/15 14:18:05 123.2 C3 10 315.0 399.0
13.52 2003/03/15 14:42:05 123.1 C3 10 319.0 402.0
13.02 2003/03/15 15:18:06 123.0 C3 10 326.0 407.0
12.69 2003/03/15 15:42:05 123.1 C3 10 331.0 410.0
12.17 2003/03/15 16:18:05 122.7 C3 10 338.0 416.0
11.84 2003/03/15 16:42:05 122.8 C3 10 343.0 419.0
11.30 2003/03/15 17:18:05 122.8 C3 10 351.0 424.0
10.93 2003/03/15 17:42:05 122.7 C3 10 356.0 428.0

P.S. Ignore the "FC" column, it is just an internal code we use
to identify which feature is being measured (comets, different
CME structures, etc.)

Derek
Mar 15 2003 18:54:30 Michael Oates
mike@ph.u-net.com
Kreutz comet in C2 realtime images

This is most likely John's comet from C3
It shows a tail in both images.

(0,0 in BOTTOM LEFT corner in 1024x1024 images)
Image Col Row
20030315_2154_c2.gif 15 214
20030315_2206_c2.gif 29 224

Michael Oates
Mar 15 2003 22:20:08 Tony Hoffman
tonyhoffman@earthlink.net
Possible comet in C3, 1024 x 1024, 0,0 in upper left


03-16-03

0218 234,705
0142 228,710
0042 220,718
0018 216,723

Diffuse.

Tony Hoffman
Mar 15 2003 22:41:35 Tony Hoffman
tonyhoffman@earthlink.net
Nothing at 0242, so it appears my report was noise.


Tony H.
Mar 19 2003 14:31:26 Michael Oates
mike@ph.u-net.com
Kreutz comet in realtime C3 images

Seen in 4 images
(0,0 in BOTTOM LEFT corner in 1024x1024 images)
Image Col Row
20030319_1618_c3.gif
20030319_1642_c3.gif
20030319_1718_c3.gif
20030319_1742_c3.gif 98 232

Michael Oates
Mar 19 2003 15:12:01 Michael Oates
mike@ph.u-net.com
UPDATE: Kreutz comet in realtime C3 images

Seen in 5 images. This is near the edge or the image
so it could be a bright one!
(0,0 in BOTTOM LEFT corner in 1024x1024 images)
Image Col Row
20030319_1618_c3.gif 87 222
20030319_1642_c3.gif 90 227
20030319_1718_c3.gif 95 230
20030319_1742_c3.gif 98 232
20030319_1842_c3.gif 106 238

Michael Oates
Mar 19 2003 15:16:35 John Sachs
imagephoto@blazenet.net
Congrats on Your Kreutz

you reported Michael.
John
Mar 19 2003 15:16:54 David Evans
dave.nokia3330@orange.net
Possible comet in C3 images of 2002/03/19


18:42 107, 786

and visible in previous frames

update to follow

- Dave
Mar 19 2003 15:19:44 David Evans
dave.nokia3330@orange.net
Congrats to you Michael. The finders page didn't refresh for me

until just a moment ago...

- Dave
Mar 19 2003 16:22:17 Xavier Leprette
xavier.leprette@wanadoo.fr
Possible Kreutz comet in a real-time C3 images now.


It is visible in 3 consecutive images of 2003/03/19

0,0 in top-left corner of 512x512 frames :

col, row
17:42 49,396
18:42 53,392
19:42 58,390

Xavier Leprette
Mar 19 2003 16:30:51 Xavier Leprette
xavier.leprette@wanadoo.fr
Disregard my previous report. It was the Mike's comet. Congrats.

Xavier
Mar 20 2003 20:09:22 Derek Hammer
derek@sungrazer.nascom.nasa.gov
Hello,


M. Oates' C3 comet is SOHO592...it will enter C2 very soon.

Derek

Mar 21 2003 00:35:57 Li Linpeng
li.lp@sina.com
I can confirm Oates' C3 comet,

it's quite bright in C3 image
now,but it has very short tail!

Li Linpeng
Mar 21 2003 01:07:02 Usuki Ken-ichi
kaitendo@akina.ne.jp
LASCO C3 images 512~512


2003/03/20 14:18 144.326
2003/03/20 14:42 145.326
2003/03/20 15:18 148.323
2003/03/20 15:42 151.321
2003/03/20 16:18 153.319
2003/03/20 16:42 156.317
Mar 21 2003 08:17:04 Xu Chen
sinahenry@21cn.com
Usuki Ken-ichi ,your report was

wrong,and was so late that it
doesn't make any use!
Please have a look at others'
reports,and make sure whatever
you have found in the pictures
are the right object and the
new object!

Xu Chen
Mar 22 2003 19:29:00 Tony Hoffman
tonyhoffman@earthlink.net
Possible comet in C3 on Kreutz track

(1024 x 1024, 0,0 in upper left corner)

March 22, 2003
2218 295,665

More positions to follow.

Tony
Mar 22 2003 19:41:25 Tony Hoffman
tonyhoffman@earthlink.net
I had what seemed to be a comet in 4 positions, but it did not show in the newest images so it must be noise. Report withdrawn.


--Tony
Mar 22 2003 19:45:26 Tony Hoffman
tonyhoffman@earthlink.net
I had what seemed to be a comet in 4 positions, but it did not show in the newest images so it must be noise. Report withdrawn.


--Tony
Mar 23 2003 07:30:57 Donn Appleby
dappleby@cfl.rr.com
I see an object inbound from the C3 images along the lens obscura post over the frames from 2003/03/20 from around 0600GST through 3003/03/21 0900GST, whereupon, it impacts the solar disk!  What do you make of it?

Donn Appleby
Mar 23 2003 07:31:16
 
Mar 24 2003 10:06:18 jeff Bhav
jeff@c-a-s-h.com
I used the java applet with blue animation, i got to see a bright flash moving away.


C2 Image Size = 512x512


Point X Y YYYYMMDD HHMM Julmins Height(km)
0 10 69 20030323 1406 4323726 5273146
1 10 67 20030323 1430 4323750 5293995
2 8 68 20030323 1454 4323774 5311093
3 4 66 20030323 1506 4323786 5387015
4 4 70 20030323 1530 4323810 5345959
5 2 65 20030323 1554 4323834 5424989
6 2 67 20030323 1606 4323846 5404424
7 2 68 20030323 1630 4323870 5394195
8 0 67 20030323 1654 4323894 5432229
9 6 72 20030323 1706 4323906 5297734
Mar 24 2003 10:56:51 Xavier Leprette
xavier.leprette@wanadoo.fr
Possible Kreutz comet in a real-time C3 images now.


It is visible in 3 consecutive images of 2003/03/24
0,0 in top-left corner of 512x512 B&W images

col, row
12:18 173,307
14:42 179,300
15:18 182,297

Xavier Leprette
Mar 24 2003 12:38:27 Derek Hammer
derek@sungrazer.nascom.nasa.gov
Hello everyone,


Usuki Ken-ichi, your peers have given you correct information.
Your claim refers to SOHO592 which had been claimed originally
on March 19 by M. Oates and confirmed by myself on March 20. Also,
for future posts, please tell me where (0,0) is in your
coordinate system. Good luck.

Donn, first, I do not know what object you are definitely
referring to but I'm guessing its SOHO592, reported by M. Oates.
Please give at least a few positions so I can identify what you
are looking at. Second, LASCO does not image the solar surface.
In fact, it is a coronagraph which, by definition, suggests it
only images the solar corona. It does this by completely occulting
the solar disk (the occulter is a few solar radii larger than the
actual solar disk). So, you could not have observed anything
impacting the solar surface. If you are referring to comet
SOHO592, then I observed this object to disintegrate in the C2 FOV
at about 3 UT on March 21. This was at about 5 solar radii in
apparent distance, but its true distance would have been around
6 solar radii. Remember, LASCO observations are made in the
plane-of-sky, so unless the comet's orbit is exactly perpendicular
the the SOHO-Sun vector, we are not seeing its "true" distance.
Hope that helped.

Jeff, the object you claim is Mercury. A list of expected
planetary transits is given at the link, 'C3 Transits'. If the
planet has an apparent declination of ~ +/- 8 solar radii then
expect it to also enter the C2 field of view. Planets will always
move, almost exactly horizontal, from either left-to-right or
right-to-left. Stars move almost exactly horizontal from
left-to-right. Should you see any suspect object exhibit such
horizonal movement, you can be 99.9% sure its a planet or star.
Stars, planets, cosmic rays, and debris are often mistaken for
comets by everyone when they first start, so we provide examples
of these objects on the report page ("Found Something?"). There is
a website for beginners to ask questions and pick up tips from the
more experienced SOHO comet hunters at:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/sohohunter/. Also, S. Hoenig has
provided a tutorial on hunting for SOHO comets at:
http://www.sungrazer.org. Also, the best chances for discovering a
SOHO comet is study the appearance, speed, and position of past
comets. This should get you going in the right direction.

Xavier, perhaps you are not setting a good example for the
beginners by making a C3 claim with only 3 positions using B&W's,
with some images deviated by as much as 2-1/2 hours. We all know
you are exceptional at finding SOHO comets but nobody is that good!


Derek
Mar 25 2003 09:17:46 Xavier Leprette
xavier.leprette@wanadoo.fr
Possible Kreutz comet in a real-time C3 images now.


It is visible in 8consecutive images of 2003/03/25

0,0 in top-left corner of 1024x1024 images

col, row
08:42 322,634

more positions soon


Xavier Leprette
Mar 25 2003 09:22:47 Xavier Leprette
xavier.leprette@wanadoo.fr

Possible Kreutz comet in a real-time C3 images now.

It is visible in 8 consecutive images of 2003/03/25
UPDATE :
0,0 in top-left corner of 1024x1024 images

col, row
08:42 322,634
09:42 331,628
10:20 339,623
10:42 342,621
...

Xavier Leprette
Mar 25 2003 09:31:26 Scarmato Toni
toniscarmato@libero.it
Comet in c3 at positions


20030325 1024x1024 0,0 top-left

1142 355,611
1218 362,607
1242 366,603


Regards,

Toni Scarmato
Mar 25 2003 11:18:49 mike boschat
mboschat@eastlink.ca
I can confirm Xavier Leprette C3 comet.


Mike Boschat
Mar 25 2003 12:54:01 Xavier Leprette
xavier.leprette@wanadoo.fr
Kreutz comet reported by myself previously came in C2 field at

16:30 UT.
"Mea culpa" Derek for my false report yesterday.

Xavier
Mar 26 2003 17:43:55 Derek Hammer
derek@sungrazer.nascom.nasa.gov
Hello,

Xavier's recent Kreutz claim, visible in both C2 & C3, is SOHO593.

And a warning to everyone, by the end of this month this website
will be changed to a new address. Hopefully I will be able to have
this NASA site forward everyone to the new site (NRL), but I am
not sure this is possible as of yet. I will give more details in
the coming days.

Derek
Mar 27 2003 01:13:27 Rachael Thomas
rtgirl13@aol.com
It was approx. 12:49 a.m. on thursday, march 27th when I spotted the comet, in Lafayette, Indiana.  It apparently came down at an angle towards the ground and actually crashed into the neighborhood on left side of s. 18th street past the railroad tracks.  it looked exactly like a comet and when it crashed there was an extremely bright white light that filled the sky.  I'm definately sure it was a comet or it must have been some sort of meteor.  Anyway...do i get to name this thing if i reported it first?  I hope it didn't crash into anyone's house or anything...From the look of it, it seemed like that crash could have done some serious damage.  
Mar 27 2003 01:30:24 Maik Meyer
maik@comethunter.de
Rachael,


what you have seen was a fireball. A fireball is nothing else
than just a very bright meteor. Comets are different. Comets
move slowly day by day and bright ones can be seen for weeks,
months or even years!

Besides, this board is for reporting comets found in the data
of the SOHO spacecraft and not in the night sky. If you still
think you have discovered a comet the look at
http://cfa-www.harvard.edu/cfa/ps/CometDiscovery.html
which is then the right place to go.

Kind regards, Maik
Mar 29 2003 12:17:49 Rainer Kracht
R.Kracht@t-online.de
possible comet in C3 images

b/w 512*512 from the LASCO website
enlarged to 1024*1024
0,0 in upper left corner

Date Time x y
20030329 1342 196 742
20030329 1418 202 738
20030329 1442 204 736
20030329 1518 210 732

Rainer
Mar 29 2003 12:20:40 Sebastian Hönig
Sebastian@sungrazer.org
Confirmation of Rainer's C3 comet. Congratulations!


Regards,
Sebastian
Mar 29 2003 12:29:25 Rainer Kracht
R.Kracht@t-online.de
UPDATE very bright Kreutz sungrazer comet in C3 images

b/w 512*512 from the LASCO website
enlarged to 1024*1024
0,0 in upper left corner

Date Time x y
20030329 1542 212 730
20030329 1618 218 726
20030329 1642 222 722
20030329 1718 226 720

Rainer
Mar 29 2003 18:49:44 mike boschat
mboschat@eastlink.ca
Possible faint object following

Rainers find in C3 at 20030329_2218 UT

Can't fing "Neg image" site so
using another site but images are NOT
coming in on time for some reason,
as usual, thus 2 XY only. If more
come in I'll post an update.

****** NOTE ******
x-coordinates are probably correct,
but y-coordinates may be off by
several pixels.
0,460 in lower left corner

LASCO C3 IMAGES - 1024 x 1024

Date Time X Y
-------- ---- --- ---
20030329 2218 235 161
2318 238 157
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Michael Boschat
Mar 29 2003 19:25:37 mike boschat
mboschat@eastlink.ca
DISREGARD MY POST OF: Mar 29 2003 18:49:44


Noise..

MB
Mar 30 2003 07:00:16 Rainer Kracht
R.Kracht@t-online.de
The C3 comet from yesterday has

entered the C2 field 11:54 UTC.

Rainer
Mar 30 2003 08:52:03 Rainer Kracht
R.Kracht@t-online.de
There seems to be a secondary component

in 1024 x 1024 gifs from

http://star.mpae.gwdg.de/rtmovie/gifs/c2/

(0,0) in upper left corner
date time x y
20030330 1154 9 907
20030330 1206 21 898
20030330 1254 68 861

It's close to the main component
which appears starlike with a thin, long tail

Rainer
Mar 30 2003 18:41:37 mike boschat
mboschat2eastlink.ca
Image saturation..


MB