Confirmations for January 2023 and some archive reports
Here are some SOHO comet confirmations...
Soho# Date/Time of Post Discoverer Tel Group Images of... ===================================================================== 4599 Jan01,23 20:57:41 J.Ruan C2 NonGrp Jan01-02,23 4600 Jan02,23 23:56:50 Z.Yang C3,C2 Kreutz Jan03-04,23 4601 Jan03,23 17:06:31 W.Boonplod C3,C2 Kreutz Jan03-04,23 4602 Jan07,23 06:54:53 W.Boonplod C3 Kreutz Jan07,23 4603 Jan08,23 16:18:00 T.Prestgard C3 Kreutz Jan08,23 4604 Jan10,23 18:32:48 H.Tan C3 Kreutz Jan10-11,23 4605 Jan14,23 00:31:34 W.Boonplod C3,C2 Kreutz Jan14,23 4606 Jan16,23 00:59:52 Z.Yang C3 Kreutz Jan16,23 4607 Jan18,23 11:24:03 Z.Yang C3 Kreutz Jan18,23 4608 Jan24,23 11:40:25 Z.Yang C3 Kreutz Jan24-25,23 4609 Jan26,23 19:21:20 W.Boonplod C2 Meyer Jan26,23 4610 Sep02,22 10:45:44 Z.Yang C2 Kreutz May20,97 4611 Sep03,22 02:20:58 Z.Yang C2 Kreutz May08,97 4612 Sep04,22 09:52:04 Z.Yang C2 Kreutz May11-12,97 4613 Sep04,22 01:34:24 J.Ruan,W.Zhou C2 Kreutz Oct05,97 4614 Sep04,22 01:37:44 J.Ruan,W.Zhou C2 Kreutz Oct26,97 4615 Sep04,22 11:51:38 J.Ruan,W.Zhou C2 Kreutz Nov11,97 4616 Sep03,22 15:45:08 H.Tan C2 Kreutz Dec08,97 4617 Sep03,22 08:13:59 H.Tan C2 Kreutz Apr28,98 4618 Sep03,22 07:42:04 H.Tan C2 Kreutz Apr28,98 4619 Sep03,22 09:28:34 H.Tan C2 Kreutz May07,98 4620 Oct16,22 01:12:03 J.Ruan,W.Zhou C2 Kreutz May17,98 4621 Sep03,22 05:27:31 J.Ruan,W.Zhou C2 Kreutz May06-07,98 4622 Sep04,22 01:39:51 J.Ruan,W.Zhou C2 Kreutz Jun13,98 4623 Sep03,22 09:56:53 J.Ruan,W.Zhou C2 Kreutz Jun18,98 4624 Sep03,22 09:56:53 J.Ruan,W.Zhou C2 Kreutz Nov28,98 4625 Sep03,22 00:09:00 J.Ruan,W.Zhou C2 Kreutz Dec06,98
Two things to point out. First, you will notice that I have not included any 96P fragment reports in here. That is because I still need to try and figure out which ones are new, and which ones are indeed the known fragments from previous years. At first I did not think we would be able to link any of them to older reports, but I think we actually can. This will take a bit of work though. I will get to it soon.
Second, you will see confirmations of archive reports from 1997 and 1998. I have a list of around 200 (!!) archive reports that I need to go through, so this is the first of those. There were some reports also from 1996 and earlier in 1997, two of which are real but are not included here because the FITS data breaks my astrometry software. As soon as we fix that bug, I will add them in. There were several reports from this period that I could not confirm at all.
So I have not decided if I will finish the archive reports completely before moving on to the 96P fragments and then February, or if I will take a break from the archives to do some more realtime reports. Either way, they will all get done!
As always, please email me with questions, comments, etc.