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Comets & Asteroids - Summary for August & September 2016

6 Oct 2016, 12:38 UTC
Comets & Asteroids - Summary for August & September 2016
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During the months of August & September 2016, 10 new comets were discovered, cometary activity was detected for 4 previously discovered object (earlier designated as an asteroid) and there were 3 comet recoveries. "Current comet magnitudes" & "Daily updated asteroid flybys" pages are available at the top of this blog (or just click on the underline text here). The dates below refer to the date of issuance of CBET (Central Bureau Electronic Telegram) which reported the official news & designations.- Comet DiscoveriesAug 14 Discovery of P/2016 P1 (PANSTARRS)Aug 14 Discovery of P/2016 P2 (PANSTARRS)Aug 29 Discovery of P/2016 N6 (PANSTARRS)Aug 31 Discovery of C/2016 Q2 (PANSTARRS)Sep 02 Discovery of C/2016 Q4 (KOWALSKI)Sep 09 Discovery of C/2016 P4 (PANSTARRS)Sep 09 Discovery of C/2016 R2 (PANSTARRS)Sep 16 Discovery of C/2016 R3 (BORISOV)Sep 29 Discovery of C/2016 S1 (PANSTARRS)Sep 29 Discovery of P/2016 R4 (GIBBS)- Cometary activity detectedAug 10 Cometary activity detected in 2014 HU_195 = C/2014 HU_195Aug 15 Cometary activity detected in 2015 TP_200 = P/2015 TP_200 (LINEAR)Aug 31 Cometary activity detected in 2008 SH164 = P/2016 Q3 (LINEAR)Sep 27 Cometary activity detected in P/2009 Q9 = P/2016 SV (PANSTARRS)- Comet RecoveriesAug 15 Recovery of P/2003 SQ_215 (NEAT-LONEOS) as P/2016 P3Aug 31 ...

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