Here are confirmations for August 2022.
Soho# Date/Time of Post Discoverer Tel Group Images of... ===================================================================== 4507 Aug03,22 03:27:16 S.Gu C3 Kreutz Aug03,22 4508 Aug05,22 10:41:25 Z.Yang C3,C2,Cr2 Kreutz Aug05-07,22 4509 Aug05,22 12:35:01 R.Biros C3 Kreutz Aug05,22 4510 Aug08,22 07:03:38 Z.Chen C2 Meyer Aug08,22 4511 Aug11,22 10:55:30 Z.Yang C3 Kreutz Aug11,22 4512 Aug15,22 10:39:53 H.Tan C2 NonGrp Aug14,22 4513 Aug17,22 17:15:26 T.Prestgard C3 Kreutz Aug17,22 4514 Aug22,22 05:22:20 Z.Yang H1,C3 Kreutz Aug22,22 4515 Aug23,22 13:22:36 Z.Xu C2 NonGrp Aug23,22 4516 Aug26,22 07:09:42 W.Boonplod H1,C3 Kreutz Aug26,22 4517 Aug27,22 03:05:38 Z.Yang H1,C3 Kreutz Aug27,22 4518 Aug29,22 08:51:39 Z.Yang H1,C3,C2 Kreutz Aug29-30,22 4519 Aug31,22 05:25:36 Z.Yang H1,C3 Kreutz Aug30-31,22 --
The Kreutz stream has now moved back into the STEREO/SECCHI HI-1 field of view, so we should see almost all SOHO Kreutz discoveries in those images at least for the next month or two.
Congratulations to both Shaoxiong Gu and Zhuoyang Chen for their first SOHO comet discoveries! We had nine different comet hunters discover comets in August (not including archive reports from Jiangao and Wenjie) -- it's great to see so many names up there!
Also, in my last set on confirmations, I forgot to congratulate Worachate for finding SOHO-4500! When SOHO reached its first 500 comet discoveries, the science team were absolutely amazed; no one imagined the spacecraft could possibly be *that* successful at comet hunting. Likewise, SOHO-1000 was a massive milestone, for which we made a number of press releases. So perhaps it's a consequence of the remarkable success of SOHO, and all of your efforts, that a milestone like "SOHO-4500" kind of slips past us without us fully appreciating the significance. But rest assured that we will absolutely be paying full attention to SOHO-5000!
We are seeing quite a few new registrants for the project, so please be patient and understanding of duplicate or noise posts as they learn the program. And a reminder for people that are new to the project: if you see a bright comet in the LASCO images, it has almost certainly already been reported already. Nearly all comets are discovered while they are extremely faint, and it usually takes several hours for them to become very bright. So you should check the site for 'Endorsed' reports and see if any match up with the object you are seeing. Of course, if you are unsure then you can post a report, but you only need to post 5 or 6 positions -- we do not need you to post several hours of observations.
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