The table list the provisional number for the comet, the day (UT) and month of the first (discovery) observation, the year and comet identification, the LASCO or STEREO coronagraph on which it was discovered, the discoverer (additional names are independent discoverers), with the number of their discoveries given in brackets following the name, and finally the date of discovery.
SOHO Observed Des C G Observers Discovered 02/01/2024 C3 K Hanjie Tan January 2 02/01/2024 C2 K Hanjie Tan January 2 06/01/2024 C3 K Jiangao Ruan January 6 28/12/2023 SW O Vladimir Bezugly January 7 = 12P/Pons-Brooks 07/01/2024 C3 K Jiangao Ruan January 7 12/01/2024 C3 K Zesheng Yang January 13 14/01/2024 C3 K Robert Pickard January 14 16/01/2024 C3 K Hanjie Tan January 16 24/01/2024 C3 K Jiangao Ruan January 24 25/01/2024 C3 K Hanjie Tan January 25 29/01/2024 C2 O Hanjie Tan January 29 01/02/2024 C3 K Jiangao Ruan February 1 01/02/2024 C3 K Hanjie Tan, Jiangao Ruan February 1 03/02/2024 C3 K Hanjie Tan February 3 04/02/2024 C3 K Worachate Boonplod February 4 04/02/2024 C3 K Robert Pickard February 4 08/02/2024 C3 K Worachate Boonplod February 8 08/02/2024 C3 K Eryk Banach, Hanjie Tan February 8 11/02/2024 C3 K Zesheng Yang February 11 14/02/2024 C3 K Worachate Boonplod February 14 17/02/2024 C2 D Hanjie Tan February 17 16/02/2024 C3 K Jiangao Ruan February 17 19/02/2024 C3 K Eryk Banach February 19The column headed Des is the half month or other designation of the comet. The column headed C gives the SOHO instrument (C2 or C3 for the LASCO coronagraphs, SW for SWAN, T1 or T2 for STEREO) and PW for Parker Solar Probe - WISPR, that the comet was discovered in. The column headed G indicates if it is a provisional member of the Kreutz group (K), Meyer group (Y), Marsden group (D), Kracht (R) or other comet (O). P in the SOHO number column indicates the discovery is pending, C indicates that it is confirmed, but not yet numbered, U indicates that is was not confirmed, X that it was confirmed, but there were insufficient observations.
Note that my observer count also includes X/ comets which are not counted as confirmed comets by the SOHO team. Where two or more people report discoveries nearly simultaneously, up to the first three observers are credited here. Where discoverers are clearly not following the SOHO or BAA Comet Section guidelines, they are not credited here at all. If initial reports don't include sufficient positions others may also be credited.
It is possible that there are further comets to be found in the archival data, most likely non-group comets, but there may still be some Kreutz comets. AI scanning during 2022 and 2023 is however likely to have mopped most of them up.