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The objects listed below represent all objects discovered in images from the SECCHI instruments on the NASA STEREO mission satellites. Please note that all objects listed here are only considered as tentatively 'confirmed' until given an official orbit determination and designation by the Minor Planet Center. For a list of all comets observed by SECCHI, please refer to Rainer Kracht's SECCHI observations list.
 PERIHELION DATE   COMET DESIGNATION   COMET DISCOVERER    TELESCOPE    PERIHELION DISTANCE   COMET GROUP 
2008-02-17.76C/2008 D01 (STEREO)
STEREO-001
A.WatsonHI1A0.0052Kreutz
2008-02-20.51C/2008 D02 (STEREO)
STEREO-002
A.WatsonHI1A0.0051Kreutz
2008-02-22.398C/2008 D03 (STEREO)
STEREO-003
A.WatsonHI1A, COR2A,
COR2B
0.00528Kreutz
2008-02-21.79C/2008 D04 (STEREO)
STEREO-004
R.KrachtHI1A0.0048Kreutz
2008-03-06.81C/2008 E05 (STEREO)
STEREO-005
A.WatsonHI1A0.0051Kreutz
2008-03-09.03C/2008 E10 (STEREO)
STEREO-017
A.WatsonHI1A0.0053Kreutz
2008-03-16.22C/2008 E06 (STEREO)
STEREO-006
R.KrachtHI1A0.0051Kreutz
2008-11-19.97C/2008 W01 (STEREO)
STEREO-007
A.WatsonHI1B0.0051Kreutz
2009-01-05.46C/2009 A08 (STEREO)
STEREO-008
A.WatsonHI1A0.0055Kreutz
2009-01-03.31C/2009 A06(STEREO)
STEREO-009
A.WatsonHI1A0.0052Kreutz
2009-01-01.74C/2008 Y16 (STEREO)
STEREO-010
A.WatsonHI1A0.0051Kreutz
2009-01-11.60C/2009 A09 (STEREO)
STEREO-018
R.MatsonHI1A0.0047Kreutz
2009-01-11.66C/2009 A10 (STEREO)
STEREO-019
A.WatsonHI1A0.0050Kreutz
2009-01-11.78C/2009 A1 (STEREO)
STEREO-011
A.WatsonHI1A,HI1B0.1271Non-Group
2009-01-20.77C/2009 B06 (STEREO)
STEREO-012
R.MatsonHI1A0.0056Kreutz
2009-01-30.77C/2009 B07 (STEREO)
STEREO-013
R.MatsonHI1A0.0049Kreutz
2009-02-11.07C/2009 C01 (STEREO)
STEREO-014
R.KrachtHI1A0.0052Kreutz
2009-02-13.18C/2009 C02 (STEREO)
STEREO-015
K.BattamsHI1A0.0051Kreutz
2009-01-01.99C/2008 Y17 (STEREO)
STEREO-016
K.BattamsHI1A0.0053Kreutz
2009-04-12.635C/2009 G01 (STEREO)
STEREO-020
J.RuanHI1B1.13701Non-Group
2009-07-19.450C/2009 O01 (STEREO)
STEREO-021
M.KusiakCOR2A,COR2B0.00526Kreutz
2009-C/2009 (STEREO)
STEREO-022
A.WatsonHI1B Kreutz
2009-C/2009 (STEREO)
STEREO-023
A.WatsonHI1A Kreutz
2009-C/2009 (STEREO)
STEREO-024
A.WatsonHI1A Kreutz
2009-C/2009 (STEREO)
STEREO-025
A.WatsonHI1A Kreutz
2009-C/2009 (STEREO)
STEREO-026
A.WatsonHI1A Kreutz
2009-C/2009 (STEREO)
STEREO-027
A.WatsonHI1A Kreutz
2009-C/2009 (STEREO)
STEREO-028
J.RuanHI1A Kreutz
2009-C/2009 (STEREO)
STEREO-029
J.Ruan,A.WatsonHI1A Kreutz
2009-C/2009 (STEREO)
STEREO-030
J.Ruan,A.WatsonHI1A Kreutz
2009-C/2009 (STEREO)
STEREO-031
A.WatsonHI1A Kreutz
2009-C/2009 (STEREO)
STEREO-032
A.WatsonHI1A Kreutz
2009-C/2009 (STEREO)
STEREO-033
J.RuanHI1A Kreutz
2009-C/2009 (STEREO)
STEREO-034
A.WatsonHI1A Kreutz
2009-C/2009 (STEREO)
STEREO-035
Z.XuHI1A Kreutz
2009-C/2009 (STEREO)
STEREO-036
A.WatsonHI1A Kreutz
2009-C/2009 (STEREO)
STEREO-037
A.WatsonHI1A Kreutz



About this table: This table summarizes comets discovered and confirmed in STEREO/SECCHI satellite data. The Perihelion Date column represents the date at which the object reached its perihelion (closest approach to the Sun). The Comet Designation column represents the unofficial SECCHI designation and also the official IAU designation. The Comet Discoverer column lists the person or persons who first reported the object. The Telescope column lists the STEREO/SECCHI instruments in which the object was discovered and/or observed. The Perihelion Distance column lists the object's closest approach to the Sun in units of AU (Astronomical Units). Additionally, the values are linked to the MPEC (Minor Planet Electronic Circular) that defines the official orbit for the object. The Comet Group column denotes the group membership of the comet, if any.

Other Comet Discovery Categories

Kreutz (by year):
1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
Non-Kreutz (by group):
C/1997 L2 (Meyer), C/1999 U2 (Marsden), C/2000 O3 (Kracht), C/2003 R5 (Kracht II), Other