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Comets & Asteroids - Summary for May & June 2019

31 Jul 2019, 11:12 UTC
Comets & Asteroids - Summary for May & June 2019
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During the 2-month period May through June 2019, 11 new comets were discovered and there were 2 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 DiscoveriesMay 04 Discovery of C/2019 H1 (NEOWISE) (CBET 4623)May 12 Discovery of C/2019 J1 (LEMMON) (CBET 4625)May 13 Discovery of C/2019 J2 (PALOMAR) (CBET 4626)May 23 Discovery of C/2019 K1 (ATLAS) (CBET 4629)May 23 Discovery of C/2019 J3 (ATLAS) (CBET 4630)May 24 Discovery of C/2019 JU_6 (ATLAS) (CBET 4631)*Jun 24 Discovery of C/2019 K4 (YE) (CBET 4636)Jun 28 Discovery of C/2019 K5 (YOUNG) (CBET 4637)Jun 28 Discovery of C/2019 L1 (PANSTARRS) (CBET 4640)Jun 28 Discovery of C/2019 L2 (NEOWISE) (CBET 4641)Jun 30 Discovery of C/2019 K1 (ATLAS) (CBET 4643)* Apparently asteroidal object that was discovered on CCD images obtained on 2019 May 12.5 with a 0.5-m reflector at Haleakala in the course of the "Asteroid Terrestrial-Impact Last Alert System" (ATLAS) search program), and given the minor-planet designation ...

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