Confirmations for January 2023 and some archive reports

Hi All,

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.