SOHO-LASCO Comet Reports for 200312

Dec 01 2003 02:18:06 Tony Hoffman
tonyhoffman@earthlink.net
Update on C2 Kreutz comet I first reported Nov 30 2003 23:22:13

Visible in 9 images from 20031201_0350 to 0626
faint, fairly condensed

--Tony Hoffman
Dec 01 2003 03:19:00 Guryanov Sergey
astron@cobr.kts.ru
Possible object in C2 images

20031201 - 512x512 pixels.
(0,0) in upper left corner.

Date Time X Y
---- ---- --- ---
20031201 03:50 179 497
20031201 04:26 176 483
20031201 04:50 174 473
20031201 05:06 173 466
20031201 05:26 172 458
20031201 05:50 171 448
20031201 06:26 168 433??
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Sergey Guryanov
Dec 01 2003 03:27:42 Guryanov Sergey
astron@cobr.kts.ru
Sorry, my report is about Tony Hoffman's comet. 

Congratulation, Tony! (I couldn't seen 30 Nov messages until posted my own)... Sergey Guryanov
Dec 01 2003 09:13:03 mike boschat
mboschat@eastlink.ca
Possible comet in C3 @ 20031201_1142 UT


smudgy looking.

All images are 1024 x 1024 pixels.
(0,0) in upper left corner.

Date Time X Y
---- ---- --- ---
Dec.1 1142 510 762
1218 506 759
1242 504 756
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Mike Boschat
Dec 01 2003 10:21:39 mike boschat
mboschat@eastlink.ca
Possible comet in C2 @ 20031201_1327 UT


All images are 1024 x 1024 pixels.
(0,0) in upper left corner.

Date Time X Y
---- ---- --- ---
dec.1 1327 171 984
1350 172 965
--------------------
Mike Boschat
Dec 01 2003 10:28:44 mike boschat
mboschat@eastlink.ca
Slight CORRECTION on comet in C2 @ 20031201_1327 UT


The comet is coming from the
right of "12" in the month.

All images are 1024 x 1024 pixels.
(0,0) in upper left corner.

Date Time X Y
---- ---- --- ---
Dec.1 1327 171 984
1350 170 963
--------------------
Mike Boschat
Dec 01 2003 10:48:07 mike boschat
mboschat@eastlink.ca
UPDATE on comet in C2 @ 20031201_1327 UT


Faint, but there.
Starts just right of month "12"
Have some problem with
my XY's! BUT it is seen. I will
not post another update.

All images are 1024 x 1024 pixels.
(0,0) in upper left corner.

Date Time X Y
---- ---- --- ---
Dec.1 1327 171 983
1350 171 964
1406 170 949
--------------------
Mike Boschat
Dec 01 2003 12:25:45 Pavel Shkreby
pavelsh@internet.kuban.ru
Possible Kreutz comet in a real-time C2 images.

Visible from 2003/12/01 15:06 UT in 4 images.
Position in last images
Time X Y
15:06 - 232.504
15:26 - 232.492
15:50 - 231.481
16:06 - 231.475
512x512 0.0 - upper left corner
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Pavel
Dec 01 2003 15:34:41 mike boschat
mboschat@eastlink.ca
DISREGARD my post of:

Dec 01 2003 09:13:03

The above is for the C3 post.

*****NOTE *****
I am leaving the C2 post "as is" for now
because not sure and it could
fall into the X/comet category.

Mike Boschat
Dec 01 2003 23:57:24 Tony Hoffman
tonyhoffman@earthlink.net
I believe it likely that Mike Boschat's C2 claim

of Dec 01 2003 10:21:39 is a real comet; I'm able to track something in six positions:

20031201_1506 173,893
20031201_1450 173,909
20031201_1426 172,931
20031201_1406 171,949
20031201_1350 171,963
20031201_1327 170,983

The problem is that the 1406 position is very weak (at the background noise level), and the object abruptly disappears
after 1506. If a real comet, it seems to go through a brightening
while crossing the coronal streamer at 1450 and 1506, but then it
vanishes utterly. Although I can't definitively confirm it, I think there's a good case for it as at least an X-comet.

--Tony
Dec 02 2003 00:15:27 XingMing Zhou
zh_x_m@hotmail.com
Possible Kreutz group comet in c2 images now(B/W). 

faint and fuzzy, with short tail.

0,0 in upper left corner

Images Size X, Y

20031202_0450_c2.gif 512 x 512 161 501
20031202_0506_c2.gif 512 x 512 160 495

Regards,
XingMing Zhou
Dec 02 2003 00:37:06 XingMing Zhou
zh_x_m@hotmail.com
Update

Possible Kreutz group comet in c2 images now(B/W).
faint and fuzzy, with short tail.

0,0 in upper left corner

Images Size X, Y

20031202_0426_c2.gif 512 x 512 162 509
20031202_0450_c2.gif 512 x 512 161 501
20031202_0506_c2.gif 512 x 512 160 495
20031202_0526_c2.gif 512 x 512 158 486

Regards,
XingMing Zhou
Dec 02 2003 00:45:05 Tony Hoffman
tonyhoffman@earthlink.net
I can confirm XingMing's faint C2 Kreutz comet.


--Tony
Dec 02 2003 12:38:42 XingMing Zhou
zh_x_m@hotmail.com
Mike,Tony,and All,

I Checked all images(1327-1526),
believe it that Mike Boschat's C2 claim
of Dec 01 2003 10:21:39 is a real comet,not X-comet.

Regards,
XingMing Zhou
Dec 03 2003 05:00:39 Xavier Leprette
xavier.leprette@wanadoo.fr
Possible Kreutz comet in C3 of 2003/12/03 


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

col, row
7:42 491,779
8:18 490,773
8:42 489,770

Xavier Leprette
Dec 03 2003 08:52:44 John Sachs
imagephoto@blazenet.net
Possible  Comet 

Positions: (0,0) upper left, 1024x1024
Date Time (x, y)

2003/12/03 C3 12:18 565 876
2003/12/03 C3 11:42 565 880
2003/12/03 C3 11:18 569 887
Update to follow
John Sachs
Dec 03 2003 08:58:24 mike boschat
mboschat@eastlink.ca
Possible comet in C3 @ 20031203_1118 UT


It's 1400 UT and no new images in, so I posting
this now. I'll either update if a comet or
post otherwise if not.

All images are 1024 x 1024 pixels.
(0,0) in upper left corner.

Date Time X Y
---- ---- --- ---
Dec.3 1118 756 878
1142 754 876
1218 753 874
--------------------
Mike Boschat
Dec 03 2003 09:17:35 mike boschat
mboschat@eastlink.ca
CONFIRMING --->>> 

John Sachs C3 comet of today
Dec 03 2003 08:52:44

Boy that comet jumped a lot from 1218 - 1242 UT !!

Mike Boschat
Dec 03 2003 09:18:49 mike boschat
mboschat@eastlink.ca
Disregard MY post of

possible C3 comet at
Dec 03 2003 08:58:24

Mike Boschat
Dec 03 2003 09:33:41 Xavier Leprette
xavier.leprette@wanadoo.fr
Disregard my previous report, please.

Nothing after 8:42 UT

Xavier Leprette
Dec 03 2003 09:47:05 John Sachs
images
On my post of Dec 03 2003 08:52:44

After confiring with Mike B.
I retract. Prime example of noise
and to hasty on my post.
My apologies.
John
Dec 03 2003 10:50:05 mike boschat
mboschat@eastlink.ca
Possible comet in C3 @ 20031203_1242 UT


1342 UT image messed up hard to
get coordinates from it.

All images are 1024 x 1024 pixels.
(0,0) in upper left corner.

Date Time X Y
---- ---- --- ---
Dec.3 1242 584 765
1418 573 839
1442 563 835
------------------------
Mike Boschat
Dec 03 2003 11:41:35 mike boschat
mboschat@eastlink.ca
Disregard my post:

Dec 03 2003 10:50:05

did not curve more,
thus it was noise.

Mike B.
Dec 04 2003 12:06:34 Rainer Kracht
R.Kracht@t-online.de
small Kreutz group comet in C2 images

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

Date Time x y
20031204 1550 300 944
20031204 1606 298 930
20031204 1626 298 912
20031204 1650 296 892

Rainer
Dec 04 2003 13:51:11 mike boschat
mboschat@eastlink.ca
CONFIRMING ===> Rainer's C2 find of today

Dec 04 2003 12:06:34

Mike Boschat
Dec 04 2003 16:01:53 Rainer Kracht
R.Kracht@t-online.de
UPDATE small Kreutz group comet in C2 images

It has entered the C2 field about 14:16 UTC
the first image is from 14:26

1024*1024, 0,0 in upper left corner
Date Time x y
20031204 1426 307 1015
20031204 1450 305 995
20031204 1506 303 982
20031204 1526 302 965

Rainer
Dec 04 2003 17:14:31 mike boschat
mboschat@eastlink.ca
CONFIRMING -- > Rainer's 2nd C2 comet

today at Dec 04 2003 16:01:53

Mike Boscat
Dec 04 2003 18:37:12 mike boschat
mboschat@eastlink.ca
Possible comet in C2 @ 20031204_2154 UT


More data to follow....

All images are 1024 x 1024 pixels.
(0,0) in upper left corner.

Date Time X Y
---- ---- --- ---
Dec.4 2154 170 991
2206 170 982
--------------------
Mike Boschat
Dec 04 2003 18:54:57 mike boschat
mboschat@eastlink.ca
Possible comet in C2 @ 20031204_2130 UT


For the 1st UT time
it seems to be on
the "/" between the month = "12"
and the date = "04".

All images are 1024 x 1024 pixels.
(0,0) in upper left corner.

Date Time X Y
---- ---- --- ---
Dec.4 2130 170 1010
2154 171 991
2206 171 984
2230 171 967
--------------------
Mike Boschat
Dec 04 2003 19:13:01 Rainer Kracht
R.Kracht@t-online.de
Confirming Mike's C2 find from Dec 04 2003 18:37:12

and adding
that I found only one Kreutz group comet today
(my two posts from today refer to the same comet)
So we have two new Kreutz group comets,
one found by Mike and one found by me.

Rainer
Dec 04 2003 20:31:36 mike boschat
mboschat@eastlink.ca
Possible comet in C2 @ 20031204_2330 UT


Very faint, coming off the
tip of the "2" in the time.

All images are 1024 x 1024 pixels.
(0,0) in upper left corner.

Date Time X Y
---- ---- --- ---
Dec.4 2330 257 975
2354 260 958
Dec.5 0006 265 944

--------------------
Mike Boschat
Dec 04 2003 20:57:42 Bo Zhou
xpzhoubo@tom.com
Possible comet in C2 at 2003/12/05 UT

1024x1024 gifs,
0,0 in upper left corner
Time X , Y
__:__ ___,___
00:30 238,1004
00:54 241,988
------------
Bo Zhou
Dec 04 2003 21:21:40 mike boschat
mboschat@eastlink.ca
Disregard my post of:

Dec 04 2003 20:31:36

Cannot continue to see faint
object on images after 0006 UT.
Believe it may be noise.

Mike Boschat

Dec 05 2003 03:48:13 Bo Zhou
xpzhoubo@tom.com
Sorry everyone,

I disregard my post of Dec 04 2003 20:57:42
----------------
Bo Zhou
Dec 05 2003 10:48:33 mike boschat
mboschat@eastlink.ca
Possible comet in C3 @ 20031205_1342 UT


All images are 1024 x 1024 pixels.
(0,0) in upper left corner.

Date Time X Y
---- ---- --- ---
Dec.5 1342 531 923
1418 530 921
1442 529 918
--------------------
Mike Boschat
Dec 05 2003 11:14:27 mike boschat
mboschat@eastlink.ca
Disregrad post of:

Dec 05 2003 10:48:33

looked promising but was not to be :(

Mike boschat
Dec 05 2003 20:30:47 Rob Matson
matsonr@saic.com
2003 Dec 05 -- Possible Kreutz comet in real-time C3 beginning at

20:42. 1024x1024 coordinates with 0/0 in upper left corner:

YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM Col Row
---------- ----- --- ----
2003-12-05 20:42 467 681
21:18 467 675
21:42 467 670
22:48 466 656
23:18 (missing frame)
2003-12-06 00:21 465 638

--Rob
Dec 06 2003 00:00:09 Peter Chapin
pchapin@rochester.rr.com
Possible comet starting in C2 @ 20031206_0016

All images are 1024 x 1024 pixels.
(0,0) in upper left corner.

Date Time X Y
---- ---- --- ---
Dec.6 0016 398 920

0126 402 903

0154 404 893

--- Peter Chapin
Dec 07 2003 11:47:38 XingMing Zhou
zh_x_m@hotmail.com
Possible Kreutz group comet in c2 images now(B/W). 

faint.with a tail.

0,0 in upper left corner

Images Size X, Y

20031206_0930_c2.gif 512 x 512 129 509
20031206_0954_c2.gif 512 x 512 129 499

Regards,
XingMing Zhou
Dec 07 2003 11:52:15 XingMing Zhou
zh_x_m@hotmail.com
Update

Possible Kreutz group comet in c2 images now(B/W).
faint.with a tail.

0,0 in upper left corner

Images Size X, Y

20031206_0930_c2.gif 512 x 512 129 509
20031206_0954_c2.gif 512 x 512 129 499
...
20031206_1154_c2.gif 512 x 512 127 451

Regards,
XingMing Zhou
Dec 07 2003 11:52:31 Tony Hoffman
tonyhoffman@earthlink.net
Possible comet in LASCO C2 images,

512 x 512 pixels, 0,0 in upper left

20031206_1034 128,485


More positions to follow.

--Tony


Dec 07 2003 11:56:14 Xavier Leprette
xavier.leprette@wanadoo.fr
Possible Kreutz comet in C2 images of 2003/12/07


0,0 in top-left corner of 512x512 images

col,row
10:34 126,484
11:06 127,472
11:30
11:54

Xavier Leprette
Dec 07 2003 12:05:54 Tony Hoffman
tonyhoffman@earthlink.net
Update--Kreutz comet in LASCO C2 images,

512 20031206_1130 127, 463x 512 pixels, 0,0 in upper left


20031206_1034 128,485
20031206-1106 127,475
20031206_1130 127, 463
20031206_1254 128,427

Tailed.

--Tony
Dec 07 2003 12:24:18 Tony Hoffman
tonyhoffman@earthlink.net
Iím sorry, the top line of my previous post got a little mangled.

Here is my final update.

Kreutz comet in LASCO C2 images,
512 x 512 pixels, 0,0 in upper left


20031206_1034 128,483
20031206- 1106 128,471
20031206_1130 127, 461
20031206_1254 127,426

Tailed.

--Tony
Dec 07 2003 12:36:00 Tony Hoffman
tonyhoffman@earthlink.net
I confirm C2 comet for XingMing

(I'm sorry, I didn't see your post earlier)

--Tony
Dec 07 2003 13:00:24 mike boschat
mboschat@eastlink.ca
Possible comet in C3 @ 20031206_0842 UT


All images are 1024 x 1024 pixels.
(0,0) in upper left corner.

Date Time X Y
---- ---- --- ---
Dec.6 0842 428 638
0942 432 638
1023 435 636
1044 439 629
--------------------
Mike Boschat
Dec 07 2003 13:09:07 mike boschat
mboschat@eastlink.ca
Possible comet in C3 @ 20031206_0742 UT


All images are 1024 x 1024 pixels.
(0,0) in upper left corner.

Date Time X Y
---- ---- --- ---
Dec.6 0742 439 752
0842 438 745
0942 440 738
1023 440 735
-------------------
Mike Boschat
Dec 07 2003 14:20:16 mike boschat
mboschat@eastlink.ca
Possible FRAGMENT following close

to Zhou C2 comet @ 20031206_1154 UT

All images are 1024 x 1024 pixels.
(0,0) in upper left corner.

Date Time X Y
---- ---- --- ---
Dec.6 1154 255 906
1206 254 897
1230 255 876
1254 254 857
--------------------
Mike Boschat
Dec 07 2003 14:26:26 mike boschat
mboschat@eastlink.ca
DISREGARD my two C3 Posts of:


Dec 07 2003 13:09:07

and
mike boschat
Dec 07 2003 13:00:24

Mike boschat
Dec 07 2003 15:44:55 mike boschat
mboschat@eastlink.ca
Disregard my "Fragment" post of:

Dec 07 2003 14:20:16

Mike b
Dec 07 2003 17:31:50 mike boschat
mboschat@eastlink.ca
Possible comet in C2 @ 20031207_1954 UT


Coming left of "1" in Time

All images are 1024 x 1024 pixels.
(0,0) in upper left corner.

Date Time X Y
---- ---- --- ---
Dec.7 1954 260 1006
2006 258 999
2030 259 982
--------------------
Mike Boschat
Dec 07 2003 18:45:31 Tony Hoffman
tonyhoffman@earthlink.net
I can confirm Mike Boschat's faint C2 Kreutz comet

at the following positions:

1954 260 1007
2006 259 999
2030 258 981
2130 257, 934
2154 257, 914
2206 257, 906

--Tony Hoffman
Dec 08 2003 01:50:21 Tony Hoffman
tonyhoffman@earthlink.net
Possible Kreutz comet in LASCO C2 images,

512 x 512 pixels, 0,0 in upper left

20031208_0630 113,489
20031208_0606 113,499
20031208_0554 227,1006 (1024 x 1024)

--Tony
Dec 08 2003 02:10:17 Tony Hoffman
tonyhoffman@earthlink.net
Update: possible Kreutz comet in LASCO C2 images,

512 x 512 pixels, 0,0 in upper left

20031208_0654 113,479
20031208_0630 113,489
20031208_0606 113,499
20031208_0554 227,1006 (1024 x 1024)

--Tony
Dec 08 2003 04:06:40 Maik Meyer
maik@comethunter.de
Confirmation of Tony's Kreutz comet.       Maik
Dec 08 2003 07:30:36 Heiner Otterstedt
soho@otterstedt.de
Possible comet in LASCO C3 images.

According to my planetarium program it is not
(4)Vesta, but I'm not totaly convinced.

yyyy.mm.dd hh:mm x y
---------- ----- ---- ----
2003.12.08 03:18 37 335
2003.12.08 04:18 38 335
2003.12.08 05:18 40 336
2003.12.08 06:18 41 336
2003.12.08 06:42 41 335
2003.12.08 07:42 43 336
2003.12.08 08:18 44 336
2003.12.08 08:42 44 337
2003.12.08 09:18 45 337
2003.12.08 09:42 45 337
2003.12.08 10:20 46 337
2003.12.08 10:42 47 337

Regards,
Heiner Otterstedt
Dec 08 2003 08:12:40 Tony Hoffman
tonyhoffman@earthlink.net
Hi, Heiner--


I believe it is Vesta. Guide shows Vesta to be
quite near there, and don't forget that SOHO's
perspective is not from Earth but from about
1 million km from us. It often causes a slight
but measurable displacement in position for
solar-system objects, even a minor planet
at conjunction with the sun.

--Tony
Dec 08 2003 17:19:25 mike boschat
mboschat@eastlink.ca
Possible comet in C2 @ 20031208_2108 UT


Object starts inside lower
left part of the number "8" in the
time.

All images are 1024 x 1024 pixels.
(0,0) in upper left corner.

Date Time X Y
---- ---- --- ---
Dec.8 2108 338 1009
2130 332 1006
--------------------
Mike Boschat
Dec 08 2003 18:03:30 mike boschat
mboschat@eastlink.ca
Disregard my pot of:

Dec 08 2003 17:19:25

It was a --ACK -- star!!

Mike b
Dec 08 2003 20:58:40 JOHN Sachs
IMAGEPHOTO@BLAZENET.NET
Possible Kreutz Comet 

Positions: (0,0) upper left, 1024x1024
Date Time (x, y)
2003/12/09 C2 01:54 255 947
2003/12/08 C2 01:31 253 971
2003/12/09 C2 00:54 249 990
Update to follow
John Sachs
Dec 08 2003 21:01:16 John Sachs
imagephoto@blazenet.net
My post of Dec 08 2003 20:58:40 

should read:
Possible Faint Kreutz Comet
Positions: (0,0) upper left, 1024x1024
Date Time (x, y)
2003/12/09 C2 01:54 255 947
2003/12/09 C2 01:31 253 971
2003/12/09 C2 00:54 249 990
John Sachs
Dec 08 2003 21:26:35 John Sachs
imagephoto@blazenet.net
Disregard my post below

of Dec 08 2003 20:58:40
Noise.
John
Dec 09 2003 02:45:23 Heiner Otterstedt
soho@otterstedt.de
Please disregard my post of: Dec 08 2003 07:30:36

Must be (4)Vesta. Tony, thanks for checking!
Regards, Heiner
Dec 09 2003 06:07:59 Michael Hoogstraaten
michael@gbe.nl
I couldn't find any place to report SWAN findings, so I hope this is the right place. I found no report of this one, so maybe its a known comet. anyway, here it is:


Possible comet in SWAN Comet Tracker, first sighting at 20031111 on location approx. X355, Y45 (in degrees, center is 0,0)

Instrument : SWAN Comet Tracker
0,0 location : center of image
Units : degrees

LATEST OBS:

Date X Y
-------- --- ---
20031206 269 20
20031205 270 21
20031204 271 23
20031203 272 25
20031202 273 27
20031201 274 29

Regards,
Michael
Dec 09 2003 06:36:54 Sergey Guryanov
astron@cobr.kts.ru
Possible comet in a real-time C2 512x512 images

0,0 in top-left corner

Date Time (x, y)
2003/12/09 C2 09:30 63 403 (color)
2003/12/09 C2 09:54 70 391 (color)
2003/12/09 C2 10:06 78 381 (color)
2003/12/09 C2 10:30 bad img (bw)
2003/12/09 C2 11:06 100 355 ?(bw)

Sergey
Dec 09 2003 06:56:36 Sergey Guryanov
astron@cobr.kts.ru
Sorry, possible noise (my post of Dec 09 2003 06:36:54)

Good only at first 3 images (09:30, 09:54, 10:06)...
Sergey
Dec 09 2003 10:41:38 XingMing Zhou
zh_x_m@hotmail.com
Possible Kreutz group comet in c2 images now(B/W). 

faint.
0,0 in lower left corner

Images Size X, Y

20031208_1454_c2.gif 1024 248 11

Regards,
XingMing Zhou
Dec 09 2003 10:44:08 XingMing Zhou
zh_x_m@hotmail.com
Update

Possible Kreutz group comet in c2 images now(B/W).
faint.
0,0 in lower left corner

Images Size X, Y

20031208_1454_c2.gif 1024 248 11
20031208_1506_c2.gif 1024 248 21
20031208_1530_c2.gif 1024 248 40
20031208_1554_c2.gif 1024 248 60

Regards,
XingMing Zhou
Dec 09 2003 10:46:13 Xavier Leprette
xavier.leprette@wanadoo.fr
Possible Kreutz comet in C2 of 2003/12/09


0,0 in top-left corner of 1024 images

Time col,row
14:54 247,1012
15:06 247,1004

Xavier Leprette
Dec 09 2003 10:47:09 Pavel Shkreby
pavelsh@internet.kuban.ru
Possible Kreutz comet in a real-time C2 images.

Visible from 2003/12/09 14:06 UT in 2 images.
Position in last images
Time X Y
14:06 - 103.508
14:30 - 106.492
512x512 0.0 - upper left corner
----------
Pavel
Dec 09 2003 10:47:14 Xavier Leprette
xavier.leprette@wanadoo.fr

Possible Kreutz comet in C2 of 2003/12/08
Udate :
0,0 in top-left corner of 1024 images

Time col,row
14:54 247,1012
15:06 247,1004

Xavier Leprette
Dec 09 2003 10:50:06 Xavier Leprette
xavier.leprette@wanadoo.fr
Possible Kreutz comet in C2 of 2003/12/08

New UPDATE :
0,0 in top-left corner of 1024 images

Time col,row
14:54 247,1012
15:06 247,1004
15:30 247,986
15:54 247,965
16:06 247,954

Xavier Leprette
Dec 09 2003 11:15:17 XingMing Zhou
zh_x_m@hotmail.com
Possible Kreutz group comet in c2 images now. 

Very faint.Visible in 5 images.
0,0 in lower left corner

Images Size X, Y

20031209_0206_c2.gif 1024 209 114

Regards,
XingMing Zhou
Dec 09 2003 11:24:40 XingMing Zhou
zh_x_m@hotmail.com
Update

Possible Kreutz group comet in c2 images now.
Very faint.Visible in 5 images.
0,0 in lower left corner

Images Size X, Y

20031209_0054_c2.gif 1024 206 55
20031209_0131_c2.gif 1024 207 87
20031209_0154_c2.gif 1024 209 105
20031209_0206_c2.gif 1024 209 114
20031209_0230_c2.gif 1024 210 129
20031209_0254_c2.gif 1024 213 150

Regards,
XingMing Zhou
Dec 09 2003 11:39:39 XingMing Zhou
zh_x_m@hotmail.com

Disregard my post below of Dec 09 2003 11:15:17
and Dec 09 2003 11:24:40,noise.

Regards,
XingMing Zhou
Dec 09 2003 13:02:00 Pavel Shkreby
pavelsh@internet.kuban.ru
Ignore my post Dec 09 2003 10:47:09. Noise.


--
Pavel
Dec 09 2003 13:29:19 Roberto Gorelli
md6648@mclink.it
For Michael Hoogstraaten 

If I understand well it's 2P/Encke
as Meyer wrote to me the 23 Novembrer.
I think that this site can to be utilised too
for the possible Swan comets, but this it's only
my opinion.
Roberto Gorelli
Dec 09 2003 14:14:37 Sebastian Hoenig
Sebastian_againstspam@sungrazer.org
Roberto and others asking for this:


Here it is *not* the appropriate place to report SWAN objects.
This was discussed several times on sohohunter and there are
various statements from the former officials not to do so! If
somebody is conviced he has found something in SWAN data this
should be *checked carefully* (perhaps with the help of more
experienced people who are contacted *privately*) and then
submitted directly to the official places like CBAT and MPC.
Only *they* can give you whatever credit, here no one can do so
(neither SOHO personal nor other comet hunters).

Sebastian
Dec 09 2003 14:56:43 John Sachs
imagephoto@blazenet.net
For the record I confirm

Xing Ming Zhou's C2 Kreutz comet
of Dec 09 2003 10:41:38
John
Dec 09 2003 19:04:05 mike boschat
mboschat@eastlink.ca
Possible comet in C3 @ 20031209_2042 UT


All images are 1024 x 1024 pixels.
(0,0) in upper left corner.

Date Time X Y
---- ---- --- ---
Dec.9 2042 476 593
2119 477 588
2142 478 582
2218 480 579
--------------------
Mike Boschat
Dec 10 2003 11:16:14 Bo Zhou
xpzhoubo@tom.com
Possible comet in C2 at 2003/12/10 UT

1024x1024 gifs,
0,0 in upper left corner
Time X , Y
__:__ ___,___
04:30 295,972
04:54 297,962
05:06 300,946
05:30 303,924
05:54
06:06
------------
Bo Zhou
Dec 10 2003 12:07:50 mike boschat
mboschat@eastlink.ca
Possible comet in C3 @ 20031210_1342 UT


1218 UT image messed up bad.

All images are 1024 x 1024 pixels.
(0,0) in upper left corner.

Date Time X Y
---- ---- --- ---
Dec.10 1342 376 798
1518 380 780
1542 383 766
--------------------
Mike Boschat
Dec 10 2003 12:18:11 mike boschat
mboschat@eastlink.ca
DISREGARD my 2 posts of:


Dec 10 2003 12:07:50 --- Noise

Dec 09 2003 19:04:05 ---

noise? but no new images to
see if it went into C2.

Mike B.
Dec 10 2003 17:41:46 KB
kb..@...
another test
Dec 10 2003 17:42:51 Mr Sungrazer
sungrazer@nrl...
Excuse the bizarre entry...


~~KB
Dec 10 2003 20:57:48 Mr Sungrazer
sungrazer@nrl...
Final test...
Dec 11 2003 10:34:30 John Sachs
imagephoto@blazenet.net
Possible Kreutz in C2 images

Positions: (0,0) upper left, 1024x1024
Date Time (x, y)
2003/12/11 C2 15:06 199 995
2003/12/11 C2 14:54 203 1009
Update tp follow
John Sachs
Dec 11 2003 10:37:07 John Sachs
imagephoto@blazenet.net
Ignore my post below of 

Dec 11 2003 10:34:30
I was wrong.
John
Dec 11 2003 11:27:20 Bo Zhou
xpzhoubo@tom.com
Possible comet in C2 at 2003/12/11 UT

1024x1024 gifs,
0,0 in upper left corner
Time X , Y
__:__ ___,___
13:31 276,956
13:54 273,934
------------
Bo Zhou
Dec 11 2003 12:23:32 Xavier Leprette
xavier.leprette@wanadoo.fr

Possible Kreutz comet in C2 of 2003/12/11

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

Time col,row
04:30 188,978
04:54 189,959
05:06 190,949
05:30

Xavier Leprette
Dec 11 2003 12:25:00 XingMing Zhou
zh_x_m@hotmail.com
Possible Kreutz group comet in c2 images now. 

Very faint.Visible in 6 images.
0,0 in lower left corner

Images Size X, Y

20031211_0430_c2.gif 1024 189 47
...
20031211_0654_c2.gif 1024 196 125

Regards,
XingMing Zhou
Dec 11 2003 12:29:27 Xavier Leprette
xavier.leprette@wanadoo.fr
Possible Kreutz comet in C2 of 2003/12/11

UPDATE : very faint object
0,0 in top-left corner of 1024x1024 frames

Time col,row
04:30 188,978
04:54 189,959
05:06 190,949
05:30 192,928
05:54 195,910
06:06 195,899

Xavier Leprette
Dec 11 2003 12:39:48 XingMing Zhou
zh_x_m@hotmail.com
Confirm Xavier's Very faint Kreutz comet.


Regards,
XingMing
Dec 12 2003 23:55:15 Bo Zhou
xpzhoubo@tom.com
Possible comet in C2 at 2003/12/12 UT

1024x1024 gifs,
0,0 in upper left corner
Time X , Y
__:__ ___,___
22:30 277,943
22:54
------------
Bo Zhou
Dec 13 2003 00:27:15 Tony Hoffman
tonyhoffman@earthlink.net
Bo--

You've found a star (as the next few images clearly
show). You should not be posting with just a single
position (the exception being if there's an obvious
comet seen in several images that you immediately
follow up on).
--Tony
Dec 13 2003 00:39:16 Bo Zhou
xpzhoubo@tom.com
Sorry everyone,

I disregard my post of Dec 12 2003 23:55:15
----------------
Bo Zhou
Dec 13 2003 08:56:52 mike boschat
mboschat@eastlink.ca
Possible comet in C3 @ 20031213_1142 UT


All images are 1024 x 1024 pixels.
(0,0) in upper left corner.

Date Time X Y
---- ---- --- ---
Dec.13 1142 189 930
1218 191 929
1242 191 926
--------------------
Mike Boschat
Dec 13 2003 10:15:31 XingMing Zhou
zh_x_m@hotmail.com
Possible Kreutz group comet in c2 images now(B/W). 

Visible in 3 images.
0,0 in upper left corner

Images Size X, Y

...
20031213_1506_c2.gif 512 x 512 78 472

Regards,
XingMing Zhou
Dec 13 2003 10:42:14 XingMing Zhou
zh_x_m@hotmail.com
Update

Possible Kreutz group comet in c2 images now(B/W).
Visible in 4 images.
0,0 in upper left corner

Images Size X, Y

20031213_1430_c2.gif 512 x 512 76, 484
20031213_1454_c2.gif 512 x 512 77, 476
20031213_1506_c2.gif 512 x 512 78, 472
20031213_1530_c2.gif 512 x 512 80, 460

Regards,
XingMing Zhou
Dec 13 2003 10:43:53 Tony Hoffman
tonyhoffman@earthlink.net
I can confirm XingMing's C2 Kreutz comet claim.


--Tony
Dec 13 2003 10:45:25 mike boschat
mboschat@eastlink.ca
**** CONFIRMING ****  **** CONFIRMING **** CONFIRMING


XingMing Zhou C2 comet find of today
Dec 13 2003 10:15:31

Mike Boschat
Dec 13 2003 10:52:35 Heiner Otterstedt
soho@otterstedt.de
Possible comet in LASCO C2 images


Date: Saturday, December 13, 2003

Positions: 1024x1024 images, (0,0) upper left

yyyy.mm.dd hh:mm x y
---------- ----- ---- ----
2003.12.13 13:54 572 902
2003.12.13 14:06 575 895
2003.12.13 14:30 581 883
2003.12.13 14:54 586 870

Regards,
Heiner Otterstedt
Dec 14 2003 10:11:45 mike boschat
mboschat@eastlink.ca
Possible comet in C3 @ 20031214_1039 UT


All images are 1024 x 1024 pixels.
(0,0) in upper left corner.

Date Time X Y
---- ---- --- ---
Dec.14 1039 295 807
1351 297 806
1406 298 805
--------------------
Mike Boschat
Dec 14 2003 13:10:53 mike boschat
mboschat@eastlink.ca
DISREGARD my post of:

Dec 14 2003 10:11:45

noise that merged with a star!

Mike B.
Dec 14 2003 13:56:00 Pavel Shkreby
pavelsh@internet.kuban.ru
Possible Kreutz comet in a real-time C2 images.

Visible from 2003/12/14 17:06 UT
Position in last images
Time X Y
17:06 - 91.490
17:30 - 91.484
512x512 0.0 - upper left corner
----------
Pavel
Dec 15 2003 13:38:43 Pavel Shkreby
pavelsh@internet.kuban.ru
Ignore my post Dec 14 2003 13:56:00. 

Noise.

--
Pavel
Dec 15 2003 17:53:05 Heiner Otterstedt
heiner@otterstedt.de
Sorry everyone,

disregard my post of Dec 13 2003 10:52:35

Regards, Heiner
Dec 18 2003 12:01:53 Xavier Leprette
xavier.leprette@wanadoo.fr
Possible Kreutz comet in C3 of 2003/12/18


0,0 in top-left corner of 1024x1024 images
col, row
14:18 556,663
14:42 553,659

Two images only for the moment, I don't sure
that it is real, may be is it noise only ?

Xavier Leprette
Dec 18 2003 12:16:00 mike boschat
mboschat@eastlink.ca
    CONFIRMING =====


Xavier's C3 comet of
Dec 18 2003 12:01:53


MB
Dec 18 2003 12:24:50 Xavier Leprette
xavier.leprette@wanadoo.fr
Sorry for my last report, I was wrong.

Disregard it.

Xavier
Dec 18 2003 17:21:25 mike boschat
mboschat@eastlink.ca
Possible comet in C3 @ 20031218_1942 UT


All images are 1024 x 1024 pixels.
(0,0) in upper left corner.

date Time X Y
-------------------------
Dec.18 1942 235 646
2018 240 639
2042 246 636
2122 251 631
-------------------------
Mike Boschat
Dec 18 2003 20:01:38 mike boschat
mboschat@eastlink.ca
DISREGARD my postt of

Dec.18 2003 17:21:25


Mike B.
Dec 18 2003 23:35:20 Bo Zhou
xpzhoubo@tom.com
Possible comet in C3 at 2003/12/18 UT

1024x1024 gifs,
0,0 in upper left corner
Time X , Y
__:__ ___,___
21:43 265,709
22:18 261,698
23:18 253,672
23:42 248,663
------------
Bo Zhou
Dec 19 2003 10:14:37 Mr Sungrazer
sungrazer@nrl.navy.mil
test...
Dec 19 2003 11:15:36 Mr Sungrazer
sungrazer@nrl.navy.mil
Hi all,


Thank you all for your ongoing patience over the past few weeks.
I have spent that time going over the software/procedures used
here and have looked at many of the results left by Derek to get
a feel for what is / isn't a comet. I'm now in a position to
start confirming (and denying!) comet reports.

I'd just like to emphasise some of the rules, and perhaps add a
couple...
1) I will not spend my time checking reports of comets with less
than 4 xy's UNLESS someone else confirms it as a VERY obvious comet!
2) Please try not to be too hasty in posting claims -- there has
been an increasing amount of 'junk' posted recently.
3) Please don't 'confirm' a person's comet if there are less than
4 xy's UNLESS it is VERY obvious.
4) Please be as accurate as you can when giving your xy's -- it
makes my life a whole lot easier! Always clearly state your (0,0)
position.
5) For the next few weeks, until I've really caught up with the
substantial backlog, please err on the side of caution when
reporting. If in doubt, don't post it! You all have a lot of
comets to your name, so it wouldn't hurt to go easy for a bit.
I do not want to see any of these "could be noise" posts!!!!

I think the theme of the above post is fairly clear. I have a lot
of comets to catch up on, and to enable me to do that as quickly
as possible, I need your understanding and cooperation.

Having said all that, I look forward to 'working' with you all!
I'll hopefully be posting some confirmations by the end of the
day. Please don't hesitate to email me with any questions.

~~KB
Dec 19 2003 11:42:30 Xavier Leprette
xavier.leprette@wanadoo.fr
Possible Kreutz comet in C2 of 2003/12/19


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

Time col,row
14:54 86,961
15:06 89,954
15:30 91,937

Xavier Leprette
Dec 19 2003 12:32:01 Xavier Leprette
xavier.leprette@wanadoo.fr
Possible Kreutz comet in C2 of 2003/12/19

UPDATE about my previous report

0,0 in top-left corner of 1024x1024 frames :
Time col,row
14:54 86,961
15:06 89,954
15:30 91,937
15:54 99,917
16:06 103,908

Xavier Leprette
Dec 19 2003 16:03:16 Mr Sungrazer
sungrazer@nrl.navy.mil
Here are my first confirmations.


SOHO# Date Tel Discoverer
============================================
650 Aug 05,2003 C3 T. Hoffman
651 Aug 20,2003 C2 T. Hoffman
652 Aug 23,2003 C3 J. Sachs
653 Aug 23,2003 C3 J. Sachs
654 Aug 24,2003 C3 M. Boschat
655 Aug 26,2003 C3 J. Sachs


Mike Boschat made a second claim on Aug 24th. I could see
something in one or two of the images, but I was by no means
convinced -- I'm going to put it down as an X-Comet.

A word as to my procedure for confirming/measuring. I am going to
try and split my time evenly between doing these confirmations
and measuring the comets to be sent of for official designation.
I will be confirming in numerical order, so the claims you make
today, for example, probably won't be confirmed for a few weeks.
I am going to be working exclusively from Tony's list until I
reach the current claims (~SOHO705). You should all check this
list (it's on the yahoo sohohunter pages) and make sure your
*valid* claims are on there. If they're not, let me know or they
won't get checked!!!

~~KB
Dec 19 2003 21:38:13 Rob Matson
matsonr@saic.com
2003 Dec 19/20 --  Kreutz comet in real-time C2 beginning at

23:06. 1024x1024 coordinates with 0/0 in upper left corner:

YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM Col Row
---------- ----- --- ----
2003-12-19 23:06 96 953
23:30 101 934
23:54 107 915
(awaiting images)
2003-12-20 01:54 137 823 (very dim)
02:06 140 812 (very dim)

Will need the 00:06 and 00:30 images to confirm.

--Rob
Dec 19 2003 21:49:22 Rob Matson
matsonr@saic.com
2003 Dec 19/20 -- Update C2 Kreutz comet -- confirmed.  New

positions appended below. 1024x1024 coordinates with 0/0 in
upper left corner:

YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM Col Row
---------- ----- --- ----
2003-12-19 23:06 96 953
23:30 101 934
23:54 107 915
2003-12-20 00:06 109 907
00:30 115 888
00:54 121 868
01:31 130 838

Beyond 01:31 it is really too dim to get good positions.

--Rob
Dec 20 2003 00:16:22 XingMing Zhou
zh_x_m@hotmail.com
I can confirm two faint comets,

Xavier's (post of Dec 19 2003 11:42:30)
and Rob's(post Dec 19 2003 21:38:13).

--XingMing
Dec 20 2003 06:24:52 Maik Meyer
maik@comethunter.de
Possible Meyer group comet in real-time C2


2003/12/20, 1024x1024, 0,0 upper left

08:30 493, 215
09:06 519, 179
09:30 536, 155
09:54 554, 133

Maik
Dec 20 2003 06:36:09 mike boschat
mboschat@eastlink.ca
Possible comet in C3 @ 20031220_0742 UT


All images are 1024 x 1024 pixels.
(0,0) in upper left corner.

Date Time X Y
---- ---- --- ---
Dec.20 0742 280 677
0842 287 669
0942 294 661
1023 300 655
--------------------
Mike Boschat
Dec 20 2003 06:39:40 Maik Meyer
maik@comethunter.de
Final confirmation of a Meyer group comet in real-time C2


2003/12/20, 1024x1024, 0,0 upper left

08:30 493, 215
09:06 519, 179
09:30 536, 155
09:54 554, 133
10:34 582, 96
10:56 598, 78

Maik
Dec 20 2003 06:42:07 mike boschat
mboschat@eastlink.ca
******  CONFIRMING ******


Maik's C2 Meyer comet find of
Dec 20 2003 06:24:52

Mike Boschat
Dec 20 2003 11:51:39 Maik Meyer
maik@comethunter.de
Addendum re. the Meyer group comet


It can now also be seen in the now available C3 images starting
from 14:42 UT.

Maik
Dec 20 2003 13:12:59 Rainer Kracht
R.Kracht@t-online.de
possible comet in C2 images

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

Date Time x y
20031220 1754 74 966
20031220 1806 78 958

Rainer
Dec 20 2003 13:35:58 Rainer Kracht
R.Kracht@t-online.de
UPDATE (Kreutz group) comet in C2 images

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

Date Time x y
20031220 1730 68 984
20031220 1754 74 966
20031220 1806 78 958
20031220 1830 84 938

Rainer
Dec 20 2003 13:39:55 mike boschat
mboschat@eastlink.ca
****** I AM CONFIRMING ******


Rainer's C2 comet find of today:
Dec 20 2003 13:12:59

Mike Boschat


Dec 20 2003 20:06:31 mike boschat
mboschat@eastlink.ca
Possible comet in C2 @ 20031220_2330 UT


All images are 1024 x 1024 pixels.
(0,0) in upper left corner.

Date Time X Y
---- ---- --- ---
Dec.20 2330 76 1004
2354 78 996
--------------------
Mike Boschat
Dec 21 2003 12:08:55 mike boschat
mboschat@eastlink.ca
Disregard my 2 posts of:

1) Dec 20 2003 06:36:09
2) Dec 20 2003 20:06:31

MB
Dec 22 2003 16:26:39 mike boschat
mboschat@eastlink.ca
bright comet in C2 @ 20031222_2006 UT


All images are 1024 x 1024 pixels.
(0,0) in upper left corner.

Date Time X Y
---- ---- --- ---
2006 57 792



--------------------
Mike Boschat
Dec 22 2003 16:30:04 mike boschat
mboschat@eastlink.ca
CORRECTION To my number


VERY BRIGHT comet in C2 @ 20031222_2006 UT

All images are 1024 x 1024 pixels.
(0,0) in upper left corner.

Date Time X Y
---- ---- --- ---
Dec.22 2006 57 884
--------------------
Mike Boschat
Dec 22 2003 16:30:20 mike boschat
mboschat@eastlink.ca
CORRECTION To my number


VERY BRIGHT comet in C2 @ 20031222_2006 UT

All images are 1024 x 1024 pixels.
(0,0) in upper left corner.

Date Time X Y
---- ---- --- ---
Dec.22 2006 57 884
--------------------
Mike Boschat
Dec 22 2003 16:45:05 Rainer Kracht
R.Kracht@t-online.de
possible Kreutz group comet in C2 images

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

Date Time x y
20031222 2006 56 882
20031222 2132 90 808

Rainer
Dec 22 2003 16:50:09 John Sachs
imagephoto@blazenet.net
I can confirm Mike Boschat's Bright

C2 comet of Dec 22 2003 16:26:39
John
Dec 22 2003 16:56:16 Rainer Kracht
R.Kracht@t-online.de
Confirming Mike's bright Kreutz comet

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

Date Time x y
20031222 2006 56 882
20031222 2132 90 808
20031222 2150 98 794

Rainer
Dec 22 2003 18:17:06 mike boschat
mboschat@eastlink.ca
My last Update on the C2 comet of 20031222_2006 UT


All images are 1024 x 1024 pixels.
(0,0) in upper left corner.

Date Time X Y
---- ---- --- ---
Dec.22 2006 57 884
2132 91 811
2150 98 796
2206 104 783
2230 115 761
--------------------
Mike Boschat
Dec 23 2003 09:49:22 Rainer Kracht
R.Kracht@t-online.de
possible Kreutz group comet in C2 images

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

Date Time x y
20031222 1830 28 952
20031222 1854 36 934

Rainer
Dec 23 2003 09:52:57 Rainer Kracht
R.Kracht@t-online.de
UPDATE Kreutz group comet in C2 images

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

Date Time x y
20031222 1830 28 952
20031222 1854 36 934

This is Mike's bright Kreutz comet from yesterday
looking much smaller at the edge of the field...

Rainer
Dec 23 2003 11:55:47 John Sachs
imagephoto@blazenet.net
Possible Comet in C3 images

Positions: (0,0) upper left, 1024x1024
Date Time (x, y) B&W
2003/12/23 C3 16:42 376 801
2003/12/23 C3 16:18 375 805
2003/12/23 C3 15:42 375 809
2003/12/23 C3 15:18 375 814
Update to follow
John Sachs
Dec 23 2003 12:01:39 Rainer Kracht
R.Kracht@t-online.de
Kreutz group 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
20031223 1518 374 712
20031223 1542 374 708
20031223 1618 376 704
20031223 1642 376 700

Rainer
Dec 23 2003 12:10:01 John Sachs
imagephoto@blazenet.net
On my post of Dec 23 2003 11:55:47

you must subtract 100 from my y pixels
John
Dec 23 2003 12:14:54 Xavier Leprette
xavier.leprette@wanadoo.fr
Possible Kreutz comet in C3 of 2003/12/23


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

col, row
15:18 373,713
15:42
16:18

Xavier Leprette
Dec 23 2003 12:17:19 Xavier Leprette
xavier.leprette@wanadoo.fr
Possible Kreutz comet in C3 of 2003/12/23


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

col, row
15:18 373,713
15:42 375,710
16:18 375,706

Xavier Leprette
Dec 23 2003 12:29:32 mike bosa
mboschat@eastlink.ca
Can confirm John Sachs 

C3 Keurtz find of
Dec 23 2003 11:55:47

Mike B.
Dec 23 2003 16:59:24 Mr Sungrazer
sungrazer@nrl.navy.mil
Here are a few more confirmations:


Soho# Date/Time Discoverer Tel Group
=========================================================
(656) 8/28/03 18:07:50 M. Boschat C3/2 Kreutz
(657) 8/29/03 07:56:58 M. Boschat C3 Kreutz
(658) 8/30/03 17:32:44 J. Sachs C3 Kreutz
(659) 9/05/03 07:37:51 X.-M. Zhou C3 Kreutz
(660) 9/08/03 03:34:11 K. Cernis C2/3 Non-Group

Please note: the Soho numbers are not final. I have been trying
to find the comet reported by Rainer Kracht 8/26/03 11:11:48. I
have been looking and looking and looking... I can't see a thing
there, but as it's an alleged Marsden group comet I don't want to
give up on it just yet. If I can find it, it will become Soho656
and all the others will move up one. However, time restrictions
mean I can't spend much longer on it, so the numbers will
probably stay as they are.

On a separate note, we have a SOHO roll coming up. LASCO will
close Monday 29th Dec ~22:00UT and open again Wed 31st Dec
~21:00UT. So you can all have a nice 47hr vacation! Enjoy!

Email me with any questions.

~~KB
Dec 24 2003 03:50:14 Xavier Leprette
xavier.leprette@wanadoo.fr
John's comet is coming in C2 now


0,0 in top-left corner of 512x512 images B&W

col,row
08:04 20,440

Xavier
Dec 24 2003 13:17:52 Mr Sungrazer
sungrazer@nrl.navy.mil
Confirmations and correction:


Soho# Date/Time Discoverer Tel Group
=========================================================
656 8/26/03 11:11:48 R. Kracht C2 Marsden
657 8/28/03 18:07:50 M. Boschat C3/2 Kreutz
658 8/29/03 07:56:58 M. Boschat C3 Kreutz
659 8/30/03 17:32:44 J. Sachs C3 Kreutz
660 9/05/03 07:37:51 X.-M. Zhou C3 Kreutz
661 9/08/03 03:34:11 K. Cernis C2/3 Non-Group
662 9/08/03 17:09:33 J. Sachs C3 Kreutz
663 9/09/03 15:23:36 R. Kracht C2 Non-Group
664 9/18/03 08:05:17 X. Leprette C3 Kreutz
665 9/18/03 13:15:23 M. Boschat C3 Kreutz
666 9/22/03 11:13:02 J. Sachs C3 Kreutz

Thanks to Maik and John for pointing me to the right part of C2
for Rainers' Marsden comet!

Happy Holidays to you all!

~~KB
Dec 24 2003 14:10:45 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
20031224 1718
20031224 1742
20031224 1818 363 725


Rainer
Dec 24 2003 14:14:36 Rainer Kracht
R.Kracht@t-online.de
UPDATE (Kreutz group) comet in C3 images

images 1024*1024
0,0 in upper left corner

Date Time x y
20031224 1642 360 738
20031224 1718 361 734
20031224 1742 362 731
20031224 1818 363 726

Rainer
Dec 24 2003 14:40:14 mike boschat
mboschat@eastlink.ca
******* CONFIRMING ********


Rainer's
C3 comet find
of Dec 24 2003 14:10:45

Mike B
Dec 25 2003 00:27:21 Xu Chen
sinahenry@21cn.com
I haven't been here for a long

time,but now I still pleased to
confirm Rainer's C3 comet of
Dec 24 2003 14:14:36

Merry Christmas to all!

Xu Chen
Dec 25 2003 19:41:49 mike boschat
mboschat@eastlink.ca
Rainer's comet entered C2 about

Dec.25 @ 0731 UT
X= 53 Y= 926

Mike Boschat
Dec 25 2003 20:37:27 XingMing Zhou
zh_x_m@hotmail.com
Mike,

Maybe it's another comet:)
Rainer's comet will enter C2 about 14 UT.

Possible Kreutz group comet in c2 images.
0,0 in upper left corner

Images Size X, Y

20031225_0731_c2.gif 1024 x 1024 52,925
20031225_0754_c2.gif 1024 x 1024 60,907
20031225_0806_c2.gif 1024 x 1024 64,898
20031225_0830_c2.gif 1024 x 1024 73,879
20031225_0854_c2.gif 1024 x 1024 82,859
...

--XingMing

Dec 26 2003 04:14:00 XingMing Zhou
zh_x_m@hotmail.com
Rainer's comet is coming in C2 now

Bright! with a short tail.
1024 x1024 images
0,0 in top-left corner

date time col,row

2003/12/25 12:06 9,919

--XingMing
Dec 26 2003 05:04:16 Michael Oates
mike@ph.u-net.com
Possible Kreutz comet in realtime C2 images

Diffuse comet like points in approx. same place as previous comet.
It also has just the right motion.

(0,0 in BOTTOM LEFT corner in 1024x1024 images)
Image Col Row
20031226_0830_c2.gif 56 167
20031226_0854_c2.gif 67 186


Michael Oates

Dec 26 2003 05:39:14 XingMing Zhou
zh_x_m@hotmail.com
I can confirm Michael's comet,

Visible from 08:30 to 09:30,4 images.

--XingMing
Dec 26 2003 05:43:20 Pavel Shkreby
pavelsh@internet.kuban.ru
Kreutz comet in a real-time C2 images.

Visible from 2003/12/26 08:30 UT in 4 images.
Position in last images
Time X Y
08:30 - 56.857
08:54 - 66.837
09:06 - 72.827
09:30 - 83.808
1024x1024 0.0 - upper left corner
----------
Pavel
Dec 26 2003 08:37:57 mike boschat
mboschat@eastlink.ca
Possible comet in C3 @ 20031226_0918 UT


All images are 1024 x 1024 pixels.
(0,0) in upper left corner.

Date Time X Y
---- ---- --- ---
Dec.26 0918 372 730
0942 375 725
1020 378 720
1118 381 717
--------------------
Mike Boschat
Dec 26 2003 10:23:21 Christian Virella
christian_virella@hotmail.com
Possible asteroid like object in lasco C3 images. 


Date: Dec. 26, 2003.

Brief description:
Bright fast moving object, not very bright to be
a planet I think; the object doesn't seem to
have a tail, but one can notice it moving rapidly
across the stars.

Positions: 256x256, images: 2003/12/23 18:18 -
2003/12/25 17:18;(0,0) the object is seen moving
rapidly from the upper left corner of the image
to the upper left limb of the sun. I don't know
the x,y positions.

Regards:

Christian Virella.
Dec 26 2003 12:07:22 Maik Meyer
maik@comethunter.de
Christian,


this is Mercury. See http://ares.nrl.navy.mil/sungrazer/ and
choose "C3 transits".

Maik
Dec 26 2003 12:08:19 mike boschat
mboschat@eastlink.ca
DISREGARD my post of:

Dec 26 2003 08:37:57

Mike B
Dec 26 2003 15:32:38 Rob Matson
matsonr@saic.com
2003 Dec 26 -- Didn't see this one posted.  Kreutz comet in

C2 beginning at 01:54. 1024x1024 coordinates with 0/0 in
upper left corner:

YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM Col Row
---------- ----- --- ----
2003-12-26 01:54 21 879
02:06 27 870
02:30 36 851
02:54 47 832

More points in follow-up message. -Rob
Dec 26 2003 15:39:39 Rob Matson
matsonr@saic.com
2003 Dec 26 -- UPDATE Kreutz comet in C2 beginning at 01:54.  Comet

has a short tail in some images. Here are all points (0/0 in upper
left corner):

YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM Col Row
---------- ----- --- ----
2003-12-26 01:54 21 879
02:06 27 870
02:30 36 851
02:54 47 832
03:06 51 823
03:30 62 805
03:54 74 785
04:06 80 776

-Rob
Dec 26 2003 16:10:49 mike boschat
boscaht@eastlink.ca
Possible comet in C3 @ 20031226_1142 UT


All images are 1024 x 1024 pixels.
(0,0) in upper left corner.

Date Time X Y
---- ---- --- ---
Dec.26 1142 380 707
2018 395 688
--------------------
Mike Boschat
Dec 26 2003 16:15:19 mike boschat
mboschat@eastlink.ca
Woopeee...CONFIRMING

C2 comet found by Rob toady at:
Dec 26 2003 15:32:38

MB
Dec 26 2003 17:25:27 mike boschat
mboscha@eastlink.ca
Disregard my post of:

Dec 26 2003 16:10:49

MB
Dec 26 2003 19:50:30 Rob Matson
matsonr@saic.com
2003 Dec 25 -- There was a dim, diffuse, unreported comet leading

Rainer's bright comet in C2 beginning at 11:54. 1024x1024 coords
(0/0 in upper left corner):

YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM Col Row
---------- ----- --- ----
2003-12-26 11:54 42 852
12:06 47 844
12:30 57 824
12:54 68 804
13:31 87 774

--Rob
Dec 26 2003 20:16:37 mike boschat
mboschat@eastlink.ca
Wow! another confirmation for Rob's

find of: Dec 26 2003 19:50:30

MB
Dec 27 2003 03:48:49 Rob Matson
matsonr@saic.com
2003 Dec 27 -- Kreutz (?) comet in real-time C2 beginning at 08:00.

1024x1024 coordinates (expanded from 512x512 B&W) with 0/0
in upper left corner:

YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM Col Row
---------- ----- --- ----
2003-12-27 08:00 60 892
08:20 68 876
08:40 76 860

--Rob
Dec 27 2003 04:08:33 Pavel Shkreby
pavelsh@internet.kuban.ru
Possible Kreutz comet in a real-time C2 images.

Visible from 2003/12/27 08:40 UT in 3 images.
Position in last images
Time X Y
08:40 - 38.480
09:00 - 42.472
812x562 0.0 - upper left corner
----------
Pavel
Dec 27 2003 04:14:27 Rob Matson
matsonr@saic.com
2003 Dec 27 -- UPDATE Kreutz comet in real-time C2 beginning at

08:00. 4th image coords appended:

YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM Col Row
---------- ----- --- ----
2003-12-27 08:00 60 892
08:20 68 876
08:40 76 860
09:00 84 844

(Pavel -- your coordinates refer to the same comet posted at
03:48:49.) --Rob
Dec 27 2003 05:03:45 XingMing Zhou
zh_x_m@hotmail.com
Possible Kreutz group comet in c3 images. 

0,0 in upper left corner

Images Size X, Y

20031227_0825_c2.gif 1024 x 1024 291,861
20031227_0853_c2.gif 1024 x 1024 292,857
20031227_0925_c2.gif 1024 x 1024 293,853

--XingMing
Dec 27 2003 05:11:50 Rob Matson
matsonr@saic.com
I can confirm XingMing's C3 Kreutz find (since I've been tracking

the same object). :-) Fairly bright. --Rob
Dec 27 2003 06:01:33 Rob Matson
matsonr@saic.com
2003 Dec 27 -- Very dim and diffuse Kreutz comet in real-time C2

beginning at 09:00. Difficult to select consistent coordinates
due to wispy nature of fragment. 1024x1024 coordinates with 0/0
in upper left corner:

YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM Col Row
---------- ----- --- ----
2003-12-27 09:00 32 884
09:20 42 867
09:40 50 850
10:00 59 835

X-comet perhaps, unless it persists in the 10:20 frame. --Rob
Dec 27 2003 06:46:46 mike boschat
mboschat@eastlink.ca
        CONFIRM **** CONFIRM


Rob Matson's two C2 comets of:

Dec 27 2003 03:48:49
and
Dec 27 2003 06:01:33

MB
Dec 27 2003 10:26:57 Pavel Shkreby
pavelsh@internet.kuban.ru
Possible Kreutz comet in a real-time C3 images.

Visible from 2003/12/27 13:25 UT in 2 images.
Position in last images
Time X Y
13:25 - 286.901
13:53 - 288.894
I wait next images to confirm.
1024x1024 0.0 - upper left corner
----------
Pavel
Dec 27 2003 19:18:00 mike boschat
mboschat@eastlink.ca
Possible non-Kruetz comet? in C2 @ 20031227_2200 UT


All images are 1024 x 1024 pixels.
(0,0) in upper left corner.

Date Time X Y
---- ---- --- ---
Dec.27 2200 43 739
2220 69 732
2305 102 722
--------------------
Mike Boschat
Dec 27 2003 20:45:29 mike boschat
mboschat@eastlink.ca
Disregard my post of:

Dec 27 2003 19:18:00

MB
Dec 27 2003 20:45:37 mike boschat
mboschat@eastlink.ca
Possible fragment paralling bright comet 

in C3 @ 20031227_2325 UT

Small "fragment" to left of bright comet.

All images are 1024 x 1024 pixels.
(0,0) in upper left corner.

Date Time X Y
---- ---- --- ---
Dec.27 2325 321 744
2353 323 742
Dec.28 0025 325 738
0053 327 735
--------------------
Mike Boschat
Dec 28 2003 16:34:35 John Sachs
imagephoto@blazenet.net
 Kreutz Comet in C3 images

Is it Xing Mings,now entering C2 also in Frame 21:20 ?
Positions: (0,0) upper left, 1024x1024
Date Time (x y) B&W
2003/12/28 C3 20:53 411 551
2003/12/28 C3 20:25 408 566
John Sachs
Dec 28 2003 16:46:24 Rainer Kracht
R.Kracht@t-online.de
possible comet in C2 images

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

Date Time x y
20031228 2120 14 818
20031228 2140 26 802

Rainer
Dec 28 2003 16:49:14 Rainer Kracht
R.Kracht@t-online.de
Congrats John!

I think XingMing's comet has entered C2 earlier.

Rainer
Dec 28 2003 17:19:10 mike boschat
mboschat@eastlink.ca
That could be the "fragment" I reported on:

Dec 27 2003 20:45:37

Mike Boschat
Dec 28 2003 19:36:33 Rainer Kracht
R.Kracht@t-online.de
The brightness of John's Dec 28 2003 16:34:35 comet

excludes that this is a small fragment of XingMing's comet,
which should have been seen in the C2 images of
20:20 and 20:40 even if it arrived about 19:00 as I had
expected. So the most simple explanation is that there
is only one comet (discovered by XingMing). It entered
the C2 field 21:20 UTC.

Rainer


Dec 30 2003 16:08:44 Mr Sungrazer
sungrazer@nrl.navy.mil
Confirming:


Soho# Date/Time Discoverer Tel Group
=========================================================
667 9/25/03 14:53:47 J. Sachs C3/2 Kreutz
668 9/29/03 09:44:52 R. Kracht C2 Non-Group
669 10/08/03 19:53:44 J. Sachs C3 Kreutz
670 10/08/03 20:10:00 R. Matson C2 Kreutz
671 10/09/03 10:40:22 J. Sachs C3 Kreutz
672 10/09/03 10:47:17 J. Sachs C3 Kreutz
673 10/12/03 00:51:02 X.-M. Zhou C2 Kreutz

~~KB
Dec 31 2003 17:14:32 Rob Matson
matsonr@saic.com
2003 Dec 31 -- Kreutz comet in real-time C3 beginning at

20:19. 1024x1024 coordinates with 0/0 in upper left corner:

YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM Col Row
---------- ----- --- ----
2003-12-31 20:19 331 657
20:53 334 652
21:25 337 648
21:53 340 644 (expanded from 512x512)

--Rob
Dec 31 2003 17:20:48 mike boschat
mboschat@eastlink.ca
CONFIRMING ****** CONFIRMING ******* CONFIRMING ********


Rob's C3 comet of today at:
Dec 31 2003 17:14:32

Mike Boschat
Dec 31 2003 17:28:48 mike boschat
mboschat@eastlink.ca
Possible non-Kreutz comet? in C2 @ 20031231_2014 UT


Moving right to left.

All images are 1024 x 1024 pixels.
(0,0) in upper left corner.

Date Time X Y
---- ---- --- ---
Dec.31 2014 679 139
2120 653 131

--------------------
Mike Boschat
Dec 31 2003 17:35:30 mike boschat
mboschat@eastlink.ca
DISREGARD MY POST OF:

Dec 31 2003 17:28:48

MB