British Astronomical Association
Comet Section


2020 News

Jan 04  Peter Berrett reports a non-group comet in real time C2 images
Jan 05  Discovery of 2019 Y1 (ATLAS) reported
Jan 07  Discovery of 2019 Y2 (P/Fuls) reported
Jan 09  Discovery of 2019 Y3 (P/Catalina) reported
Jan 10  Discovery of 2019 Y4 (ATLAS) reported
Jan 12  Discovery of A/2020 A1 [NEOWISE}reported
Jan 12  Discovery of A/2019 Y5 [PanSTARRS] reported
Jan 12  Discovery of 2019 X2 (P/PanSTARRS)
Jan 13  Worachate Boonplod reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C3 images
Jan 13  Discovery of 2020 A2 (Iwamoto) reported
Jan 18  Peter Berrett reports two Meyer group comets in archive C2 images
Jan 19  Peter Berrett reports a Kracht group comet in archive C2 images
Jan 20  Masanori Uchina reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C3 images
Jan 20  Worachate Boonplod reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C3 images
Jan 21  Discovery of 2020 A3 (ATLAS) reported
Jan 23  Worachate Boonplod reports a non-group comet in real time C2 images
Jan 29  Worachate Boonplod reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C3 images
Jan 29  Peter Berrett reports a Meyer group comet in archive C2 images
Jan 29  Discovery of 2020 B1 (A/PanSTARRS) reported
Jan 31  Peter Berrett reports a non-group comet in archive C2 images
Feb 01  Worachate Boonplod reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C3 images
Feb 03  Cometary nature of 2019 C1 (ATLAS) reported
Feb 03  Peter Berrett reports a non-group comet in archive C2 images
Feb 05  Worachate Boonplod reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C3 images
Feb 05  Peter Berrett reports a Meyer group comet in archive C2 images
Feb 06  Discovery of 2020 B2 (Lemmon) reported
Feb 06  Discovery of 2020 B3 (Rankin) reported
Feb 08  Masanori Uchina reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C3 images
Feb 09  Worachate Boonplod reports two Kreutz group comets in real time C3 images
Feb 10  Worachate Boonplod reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C3 images
Feb 11  Peter Berrett reports a Meyer group comet in archive C2 images
Feb 13  Worachate Boonplod reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C3 images
Feb 20  Worachate Boonplod reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C3 images
Feb 22  Worachate Boonplod reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C3 images
Feb 25  Worachate Boonplod reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C3 images
Mar 01  Worachate Boonplod reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C3 images
Mar 06  Worachate Boonplod reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C3 images
Mar 08  Worachate Boonplod reports two Meyer group comets in real time C2 images
Mar 10  Masanori Uchina reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C3 images
Mar 10  Krzysztof Kida reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C3 images
Mar 12  Worachate Boonplod reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C3 images
Mar 12  Masanori Uchina reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C2 images
Mar 13  Worachate Boonplod reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C3 images
Mar 14  Worachate Boonplod reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C3 images
Mar 16  Cometary activity reported in Centaur asteroid 2014 OG392
Mar 18  Michal Kusiak reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C3 images
Mar 23  Worachate Boonplod reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C3 images
Mar 23  Masanori Uchina reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C2 images
Mar 25  Cometary activity confirmed in 2019 U6
Mar 26  Discovery of 2020 F1 (P/Leonard) reported
Mar 26  Trygve Prestgard reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C2 images
Mar 26  Worachate Boonplod reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C2 images
Mar 27  Worachate Boonplod reports a Meyer group comet in real time C2 images
Mar 28  Cometary activity confirmed in 2019 S4
Mar 30  Trygve Prestgard reports four Kreutz group comets in archival C2 images
Apr 01  Discovery of 2020 F2 (ATLAS) reported
Apr 01  Discovery of 2020 F3 (NEOWISE) reported
Apr 04  Szymon Liwo reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C3 images
Apr 06  Discovery of 2020 F4 = 2011 GN5 (P/PanSTARRS) reported
Apr 06  Discovery of 16th magnitude comet reported by MASTER in an ATEL
Apr 06  Worachate Boonplod reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C2 images
Apr 08  MASTER comet designated as 2020 F5
Apr 08  Discovery of 2020 F6 (PanSTARRS) reported
Apr 09  Worachate Boonplod and Masanori Uchina report a Kreutz group comet in real time C2 images
Apr 10  Discovery of 2020 F7 [A/Lemmon] reported
Apr 10  Michael Mattiazzo reports a comet in SWAN images
Apr 10  Worachate Boonplod reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C2 images
Apr 12  SWAN comet designated as 2020 F8
Apr 16  Masanori Uchina reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C2 images
Apr 17  Discovery of 2020 G1 (P/Pimental) reported
Apr 17  Krzysztof Kida reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C3 images
Apr 17  Michal Kusiak reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C2 images
Apr 17  Worachate Boonplod reports a Meyer group comet in real time C2 images
Apr 21  Zhijian Xu reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C2 images
Apr 21  Zhijian Xu reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C3 images
Apr 23  Peter Berrett reports a Meyer group comet in archive C2 images
Apr 23  Trygve Prestgard reports a Kreutz group comet in archive C2 images
Apr 24  Peter Berrett reports a Meyer group comet in archive C2 images
Apr 25  Zheng Cao reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C2 images
Apr 27  Michal Kusiak reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C2 images
Apr 28  Recovery of 2005 JD108 (P/Catalina-NEAT) as 2020 H1 reported
Apr 28  Discovery of 2020 H2 (Pruyne) reported
Apr 28  Discovery of 2020 H3 (Wierzchos) reported
Apr 29  Worachate Boonplod reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C2 images
May 01  Krzysztof Kida reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C2 images
May 02  Trygve Prestgard reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C2 images
May 03  Discovery of 2020 H4 (Leonard) reported
May 03  Discovery of 2020 H5 (Robinson) reported
May 03  Discovery of 2020 H6 (ATLAS) reported
May 04  Discovery of 2020 J1 (SONEAR) reported
May 08  Worachate Boonplod reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C2 images
May 10  Worachate Boonplod reports two Kreutz group comets in real time C2 images
May 10  Masanori Uchina reports two Kreutz group comets in real time C2 images
May 11  Peter Berrett reports a Kracht group comet in archive C2 images
May 11  Peter Berrett reports a Meyer group comet in archive C2 images
May 11  Zhijian Xu reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C2 images
May 12  Worachate Boonplod reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C2 images
May 13  Peter Berrett reports a Meyer group comet in archive C2 images
May 14  2019 LM4 (P/Palomar) found to show cometary features
May 14  Worachate Boonplod reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C3 images
May 16  Masanori Uchina reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C2 images
May 18  Masanori Uchina reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C2 images
May 19  Worachate Boonplod reports two Kreutz group comets in real time C2 images
May 19  Masanori Uchina reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C3 images
May 20  Masanori Uchina reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C2 images
May 21  Discovery of 2020 H7 (Lemmon) reported
May 21  Discovery of 2020 H8 (PanSTARRS) reported
May 21  Discovery of 2020 K1 (PanSTARRS) reported
May 21  Worachate Boonplod reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C3 images
May 22  Cometary nature of 2019 LD2 (ATLAS) publicised
May 22  Worachate Boonplod reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C3 images
May 22  Worachate Boonplod reports a Meyer group comet in real time C2 images
May 23  2019 LD2 acknowledged as being a comet
May 23  Worachate Boonplod reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C2 images
May 24  Discovery of 2020 K2 (PanSTARRS) reported
May 24  Discovery of 2020 K3 (Leonard) reported
May 24  Discovery of 2020 K4 (PanSTARRS) reported
May 25  Discovery of 2020 H9 (A/PanSTARRS) reported
May 26  2019 K6 redesignated as a comet
May 28  Discovery of 2020 K5 (PanSTARRS) reported
May 28  Masanori Uchina reports a Kreutz group comet in delayed C2 images
May 28  Worachate Boonplod reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C2 images
May 29  Worachate Boonplod and Michal Biesiada report a Kreutz group comet in real time C2 images
May 29  Worachate Boonplod reports a Meyer group comet in real time C2 images
May 30  Two Aten-type asteroids reported to show non-gravitational motion
May 30  Worachate Boonplod reports a Meyer group comet in real time C2 images
May 31  Worachate Boonplod reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C3 images
May 31  Worachate Boonplod reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C2 images
Jun 01  Masanori Uchina reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C2 images
Jun 01  Discovery of 2020 K6 (Rankin) reported
Jun 02  Worachate Boonplod reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C2 images
Jun 02  Discovery of 2020 K7 (PanSTARRS) reported
Jun 02  Worachate Boonplod reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C2 images
Jun 03  Masanori Uchina reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C2 images
Jun 04  Worachate Boonplod reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C3 images
Jun 06  Worachate Boonplod reports two Kreutz group comets in real time C2 images
Jun 06  Masanori Uchina reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C2 images
Jun 06  Trygve Prestgard reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C2 images
Jun 07  Michal Biesiada reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C2 images
Jun 08  Masanori Uchina reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C2 images
Jun 08  Identity of 2013 J4 and 2019 Y2 demonstrated by Sam Deen
Jun 08  Michal Biesiada reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C2 images
Jun 08  Trygve Prestgard reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C2 images
Jun 09  Michal Biesiada reports two Kreutz group comets in real time C2 images
Jun 09  Worachate Boonplod reports three Kreutz group comets in real time C2 images
Jun 12  Discovery of 2020 K8 (Catalina-ATLAS) reported
Jun 14  Michal Biesiada reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C2 images
Jun 15  Worachate Boonplod reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C3 images
Jun 15  Trygve Prestgard reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C3 images.  This is SOHO's 4000th comet.
Jun 15  Michal Kusiak and Michal Biesiada report a Kreutz group comet in real time C2 images
Jun 16  Michal Biesiada reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C3 images
Jun 16  Worachate Boonplod reports a Meyer group comet in real time C2 images
Jun 16  Michal Biesiada reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C2 images
Jun 17  Michal Kusiak reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C2 images
Jun 18  Worachate Boonplod reports 249P/LINEAR visible in real time C3 images
Jun 18  Discovery of 2020 K9 (P/Lemmon-PanSTARRS) reported
Jun 19  Worachate Boonplod reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C3 images
Jun 20  Worachate Boonplod reports a Meyer group comet in real time C2 images
Jun 21  Masanori Uchina reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C2 images
Jun 21  Worachate Boonplod reports a Kreutz group comet in delayed C2 images
Jun 21  Peter Berrett reports a Meyer group comet in archival C2 images
Jun 21  Michal Biesiada reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C3 images
Jun 23  Discovery of 2020 M1 (P/PanSTARRS) reported
Jun 24  Masanori Uchina reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C3 images
Jun 24  Worachate Boonplod reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C3 images
Jun 24  Peter Berrett reports a Marsden group comet in archival C2 images
Jun 27  Recovery of 12P/Pons-Brooks reported
Jun 27  Worachate Boonplod reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C3 images
Jun 29  Worachate Boonplod reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C3 images
Jun 29  Masanori Uchina reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C2 images
Jun 29  Worachate Boonplod reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C2 images
Jun 30  Masanori Uchina reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C2 images
Jul 01  Recovery of 2012 SB6 (P/Lemmon) as 2020 M2
Jul 03  Discovery of 2020 M3 (ATLAS) reported
Jul 03  Worachate Boonplod reports two Kreutzs group comet in real time C3 images
Jul 03  Peter Berrett reports a non-group comet in archival C2 images
Jul 04  2019 T2 (Lemmon) re-designated as a comet
Jul 04  Worachate Boonplod reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C3 images
Jul 04  Michal Biesiada reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C2 images
Jul 04  Peter Berrett reports a Meyer group comet in archival C2 images
Jul 05  Worachate Boonplod reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C3 images
Jul 05  Masanori Uchina reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C2 images
Jul 06  Peter Berrett reports a Meyer group comet in archival C2 images
Jul 07  Krzysztof Kida reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C3 images
Jul 09  Michal Biesiada reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C3 images
Jul 12  Peter Berrett reports a non-group comet in archival C2 images
Jul 14  Michal Biesiada reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C3 images
Jul 18  Discovery of A/2020 M4 reported
Jul 18  Worachate Boonplod reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C3 images
Jul 19  Discovery of 2020 M5 (ATLAS) reported
Jul 19  Discovery of 2020 N1 (PanSTARRS) reported
Jul 21  Worachate Boonplod reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C3 images
Jul 21  2019 O3 (Palomar) redesignated as a comet
Jul 22  Masanori Uchina reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C3 images
Jul 25  Discovery of 2020 N2 (ATLAS) reported
Jul 25  Worachate Boonplod reports a Meyer group comet in real time C2 images
Jul 26  2019 Y5 (PanSTARRS) redesignated as a comet
Jul 27  Zhijian Xu reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C3 images
Jul 28  Masanori Uchina reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C3 images
Jul 31  Worachate Boonplod reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C3 images
Aug 02  Discovery of 2020 O1 (P/Lemmon-PanSTARRS) reported
Aug 02  Discovery of 2020 O2 (Amaral) reported
Aug 02  Discovery of 2020 O3 (P/PanSTARRS) reported
Aug 02  Worachate Boonplod reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C3 images
Aug 06  Worachate Boonplod reports a non-group comet and a fragment in real time C3 images
Aug 07  Peter Berrett reports a Meyer group comet in delayed C2 images
Aug 07  Worachate Boonplod reports a non-group comet fragment in real time C2 images
Aug 08  Discovery of 2020 P1 (NEOWISE) reported
Aug 11  2019 NJ3 (Lemmon) confirmed as a comet
Aug 11  Michal Biesiada reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C3 images
Aug 12  2020 P2 = 2009 Q4 (P/Boattini) re-discovered
Aug 13  Masanori Uchina reports two Kreutz group comets in real time C3 images
Aug 16  Discovery of 2020 P3 (ATLAS)reported
Aug 16  Recovery of 2011 U2 (P/Bressi) reported
Aug 17  A recovery of 2008 QP20 (P/LINEAR-Hill) reported
Aug 17  Recovery of 2011 R3 (P/Novichonok-Gerke) reported
Aug 17  Michal Biesiada reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C3 images
Aug 19  Recovery of 2002 T5 (P/LINEAR) reported
Aug 20  Discovery of 2020 Q1 (Borisov) reported
Aug 21  Sergey Shurpakov reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C3 images
Aug 25  Worachate Boonplod reports a Kracht group comet in real time C2 images
Aug 25  Junda Liu and Peiyuan Sun report a bright Kreutz group comet in real time C3 images
Aug 27  Discovery of 2020 Q2 (PanSTARRS) reported
Aug 29  Worachate Boonplod reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C3 images
Aug 31  Peiyuan Sun reports a Kreutz group comet in real time C3 images

Published by Jonathan Shanklin. Jon Shanklin - jds@ast.cam.ac.uk