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Comets & Asteroids - Summary Aug through Dec 2017

8 Feb 2018, 11:15 UTC
Comets & Asteroids - Summary Aug through Dec 2017
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During the 5-month period Aug through Dec 2017, 22 new comets were discovered, cometary activity was detected for 5 previously discovered object (earlier designated as an asteroid) and there were 5 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). See below for the "Other news" section. The dates below refer to the date of issuance of CBET (Central Bureau Electronic Telegram) which reported the official news & designations.- Comet DiscoveriesAug 17 Discovery of P/2017 P1 (PANSTARRS)Aug 23 Discovery of C/2017 P2 (PANSTARRS)Sep 22 Discovery of P/2017 R1 (PANSTARRS)Sep 22 Discovery of C/2017 S2 (PANSTARRS)Sep 27 Discovery of C/2017 S3 (PANSTARRS)Sep 29 Discovery of P/2017 S5 (ATLAS)Comet P/2017 S5 - Credit: ATLAS surveyOct 08 Discovery of C/2017 S6 (CATALINA)Oct 08 Discovery of C/2017 S7 (LEMMON)Oct 16 Discovery of C/2017 T1 (HEINZE)Oct 25 Discovery of C/2017 T2 (PANSTARRS)Oct 28 Discovery of P/2017 S8 (PANSTARRS)Oct 28 Discovery of P/2017 S9 (PANSTARRS)Oct 28 Discovery of C/2017 T3 (ATLAS)Oct 29 Discovery of C/2017 U2 (FULS)Nov 13 Discovery of P/2017 U3 (PANSTARRS)Nov 20 Discovery of C/2017 U4 (PANSTARRS)Dec 03 Discovery of C/2017 U5 (PANSTARRS)Dec 19 Discovery of ...

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