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Comets & Asteroids - Summary for Sept & Oct 2019

30 Nov 2019, 22:45 UTC
Comets & Asteroids - Summary for Sept & Oct 2019
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During the 2-month period September through October 2019, 9 new comets were discovered, cometary activity was detected for 1 previously discovered object (earlier designated as asteroids) and there were 6 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 DiscoveriesSep 10 Discovery of C/2019 Q3 (PANSTARRS) (CBET 4665)Sep 12 Discovery of C/2019 Q4 (BORISOV) (CBET 4666)Oct 05 Discovery of P/2019 S2 (PANSTARRS) (CBET 4673)Oct 05 Discovery of P/2019 S3 (PANSTARRS) (CBET 4674)Oct 16 Discovery of C/2019 T3 (ATLAS) (CBET 4678)Oct 23 Discovery of C/2019 T4 (ATLAS) (CBET 4681)Oct 23 Discovery of C/2019 T5 (ATLAS) (CBET 4682)Oct 24 Discovery of P/2019 T6 (PANSTARRS) (CBET 4684)Oct 28 Discovery of P/2019 U4 (PANSTARRS) (CBET 4688)- Cometary activity detectedOct 06 Cometary activity detected in 2018 DO4 = C/2018 DO_4 (LEMMON) (CBET 4675)- Comet RecoveriesSep 08 Recovery of P/2007 T4 (GIBBS) as P/2019 R2 (CBET 4662)Sep 09 Recovery of P/2008 Y1 (BOATTINI) as P/2019 R1 (CBET 4663)Sep 27 ...

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