SOHO Comet Discoverers' Totals

 

Last updated: Sept 01, 2013

Current totals: 2574

This table lists of total number of SOHO comets, including SWAN discoveries. Note that only the comets, confirmed by MPC and reported on MPECs or IAUCs, those internally confirmed by SOHO personnel and granted a "SOHO number" when still awaiting permanent designation as well. Refer to Sungrazer Web site for reports and astrometry. Please notify me about the errors and your disagreements.

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Rank  Name-lists Total number (Total number of first reports) Notes
1 Bo Zhou (China) 287(283)
2 Rainer Kracht (Germany) 255(253) Discoverer of Kracht & Kracht2 comet groups, + 4 SOLWIND and 3 STEREO comets up to now
3 Hua Su (China) 208(203)
4 Zhijian Xu (China) 164(156) + 1 STEREO comet up to now
5 Michal Kusiak (Poland) 150(145) + 1 STEREO comet up to now
6 Masanori Uchina (Japan) 150(144)  
7 Michael Oates (UK) 144(139) Pioneered the search of SOHO's archives files
8 Tony Hoffman (US) 117(112)
9 Rob Matson (US) 107(105) includes 5 SWAN co-discoveries (C/2005 T4, C/2006 M4, C/2009 F6 (Yi-SWAN), C/2011 Q4, P/2012 V4) and 3 STEREO comets up to now
10 Xavier Leprette (France) 100(95)  
11 Sergei Schmalz (Germany) 93(83)  
12 Jiangao Ruan (China) 81(80) + 5 STEREO comet up to now
13 XingMing Zhou (China) 64(63) includes SWAN co-discovery (C/2004 H6)
14 Michael Boschat (Canada) 60(53)
15 John Sachs (US) 54(47) includes LASCO co-discovery of C/2004 V13 (SWAN)
16 Doug Biesecker (US) 53(47) SOHO/LASCO team member
17 Szymon Liwo (Poland) 44(42)  
18 Sebastian Hönig (Germany) 43(42) +Visual discovery in night sky (C/2002 O4)
19 Maik Meyer (Germany) 40(37) Discoverer of Meyer comet group
20 Peiyuan Sun (China) 33(30)  
21 Toni Scarmato (Italy) 25(24) Discoverer of SOHO-1000
22 Arkadiusz Kubczak (Poland) 24(24) includes the 1000th SOHO Kreutz comet (SOHO-1185)
23 Krzysztof Kida (Poland) 24(19)  
24 Kazimieras Cernis (Lithuania) 22(19) includes SWAN co-discovery (C/2004 H6); + 3 visual discoveries in night sky (C/1980 O1, C/1983 O1, C/1990 E1)
25 Karl Battams (US/UK) 21(21) SOHO/LASCO team member; + 2 STEREO comets up to now
26 David Evans (UK) 20(20)
27 Sergey Shurpakov (Belarus) 18(18)  
28 Shane Stezelberger (US) 14(14) SOHO/LASCO team member
29 Steve Farmer, Jr. (US) 13(13)
30 Shihong Yuan (China) 12(12)
31 Kevin Schenk (US) 11(11) SOHO/LASCO team member
32 James Danaher (US) 11(10)
33 Terry Lovejoy (Australia) 11(9) First amateur to discover a comet online; + 3 comet discovery in night sky with a DSLR (C/2007 E2, C/2007 K5, C/2011 W3)
34 Darren Lewis (UK) 10(10) SOHO/LASCO team member
35 Man-To Hui (China) 10(10)
36 Tao Chen (China) 10(7) + 1 comet discovery in night sky with a DSLR (C/2008 C1 (Chen-Gao))
37 Alexander Godunov (Russia) 9(9)  
38 Pedro Maysonet (Puerto Rico) 9(9)  
39 Eryk Banach (Poland) 9(9)  
40 Bernard McCarty (UK) 9(5) SOHO/LASCO team member
41 Guoyou Sun (China) 8(8)
42 Shishir Deshmukh (India) 8(8)  
43 Heiner Otterstedt (Germany) 7(7)  
44 Marek Kaluzny (Poland) 7(7)  
45 Quanzhi Ye (China) 7(6)
46 Vladimir Bezugly (Ukraine) 7(5) includes 3 SWAN co-discovery (C/2005 P3, C/2011 Q4, C/2012 E2)
47 DongHua Chen (China) 6(6)
48 Michele Mazzucato (Italy) 6(6)
49 Jonathan Shanklin (UK) 6(3)
50 Pavel Shkreby (Russia) 6(3)
51 Angelos Vourlidas (US) 5(5) SOHO/LASCO team member
52 Derek Hammer (US) 5(5) SOHO/LASCO team member
53 Hanjie Tan (China) 5(5)  
54 Michael Mattiazzo (Australia) 5(1) 5 SWAN discoveries (C/2004 H6, C/2004 V13, C/2005 P3, C/2005 T4, C/2006 M4)
55 Xing Gao (China) 4(4) + 2 comet discovery in night sky with a DSLR (C/2008 C1 (Chen-Gao), P/2009 L2 (Yang-Gao))
56 Keith Nakonechny (Canada) 4(4)  
57 Rafal Reszelewski (Poland) 4(4)  
58 Alan Watson (Australia) 4(4) First discoverer to detect comets in STEREO/SECCHI images. 18 STEREO comets up to now
59 Zhangwei Jin (China) 4(4)  
60 Alexander Mimeev (Russia) 4(3)
61 Salil Mulye (India) 4(3)  
62 Chris St. Cyr (US) 3(3) SOHO/LASCO team member
63 Chong Liang (China) 3(3)
64 Luciano Cane (Italy) 3(3)
65 Liang Liu (China) 3(3)
66 Trygve Prestgard (?) 3(3)
67 Wenjie Gu (China) 3(2)
68 Sarah Gregory (US) 2(2) SOHO/LASCO team member
69 Teemu Mäkinen (Finland) 2(2) 2 SWAN discoveries; SWAN team member
70 Roberto Gorelli (Italy) 2(2)
71 Dwight Hanson (US) 2(2)
72 Gregg Gallina (US) 2(2)
73 Yuan-Sheng Tsai (Taiwan, China) 2(2)
74 Giuseppe Pappa (Italy) 2(2)  
75 Masayuki Suzuki (Japan) 2(1) 2 SWAN (co-)discoveries (C/2002 O6, C/2005 P3)
76 David Johnson (US) 1(1)
77 Hartwig Lüthen (Germany) 1(1)
78 Federico Mimeev (Russia) 1(1)
79 Jinao Zhang (China) 1(1)  
80 Hirohisa Sato (Japan) 1(1) SWAN co-discovery (C/2005 P3)
81 Adam Ambrus (Hungary) 1(1)
82 Parrish Collison (US) 1(1)  
83 Bin Wang (China) 1(1)  
84 Prafull Sharma (India) 1(1)
85 Peter Berrett (?) 1(1)  
86 Jiandong Zhu (China) 1(1)
87 Qinbo Zheng (China) 1(1)  
88 Michael Jäger (Austria) 1(0) SWAN co-discovery (C/2005 P3); +1 comet discovery in nightsky (P/1998 U3)
89 Tim Harincar (US) 1(0)
90 Chenxi Lin (China) 1(0)

Note: The rank is listed according to the times of discoveries. If being the same as someone, it will be listed by the number in brackets. Being the same again, it will be ranked according to the discovery date. SWAN comets discoveries are specially listed in the "notes" above. Email me with any questions. 

 

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2013

Confirmations:
Soho#  Date/Time of Post   Discoverer    Tel    Group   Images of..
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2424* Dec18,12 05:06pm    S.Liwo         C2    Kreutz  Dec18,12
2425* Dec18,12 05:46AM    B.Zhou         C2    Kreutz  Dec18,12
...
2432  Dec26,12 23:48:59    Z.Xu         C3,C2   Kreutz  Dec27,12
...
2434  Dec26,12 23:55:40    Z.Xu         C3,C2   Kreutz  Dec27,12
...
2439  Dec27,12 11:13:07    B.Zhou         C2    Kreutz  Dec27,12
2440  --> Duplicate of 2432 --> deleted
2438  Apr28,12 09:17:59    B.Zhou       C3,C2   NonGrp  Apr28-29,12
2439  Dec27,12 11:13:07    B.Zhou         C2    Kreutz  Dec27,12
2440  Feb23,13 10:15pm     Z.Xu           C3    Kreutz  Feb23-24,13
2441  Jan03,13 17:39:42    M.Uchina     C3,C2   Kreutz  Jan03-04,13
2442  Jan04,13 02:02:41    Z.Xu           C3    Kreutz  Jan04,13
2443  Jan05,13 14:22:41    P.Maysonet     C3    Kreutz  Jan05-06,13
2444  Jan07,13 12:09:34    B.Zhou         C3    Kreutz  Jan07,13
2445  Jan12,13 06:42:54    Z.Xu         C3,C2   Kreutz  Jan12,13
2446  Jan12,13 15:00:11    Z.Xu           C3    Kreutz  Jan12-13,13
2447  Jan13,13 17:35:55    S.Shurpakov  C3,C2   NonGrp  Jan13-15,13 
2448  Jan28,13 11:29:26    Z.Xu         C3,C2   Kreutz  Jan28-29,13
2449  Jan28,13 21:10:33    B.Zhou         C3    Kreutz  Jan28,13
2450  Jan30,13 07:38:06    P.Sun          C2    Meyer   Jan23,13
2451  Jan31,13 20:23:20    B.Zhou         C3    Kreutz  Jan31-Feb01,13
2452  Feb01,13 09:21:46    S.Shurpakov    C3    Kreutz  Feb01-02,13
2453  Feb01,13 10:05:29    S.Shurpakov    C3    Kreutz  Feb01,13
2454  Feb01,13 14:51:53    S.Liwo       C3,C2   NonGrp  Feb01-03,13
2455  Apr07,13 12:55am     S.Deshmukh     C2    Kreutz  Apr07,13
2456  Feb10,13 03:38:15    P.Sun          C3    Kreutz  Feb10,13
2457  Feb12,13 03:05:35    Z.Xu           C3    Kreutz  Feb12,13
2458  Feb15,13 10:24:44    P.Sun,C.Lin    C3    Kreutz  Feb15-16,13
2459  Feb16,13 11:23:52    S.Liwo         C3    Kreutz  Feb16,13
2460  Feb19,13 09:33:52    P.Sun          C3    Kreutz  Feb19,13
2461  Mar02,13 15:06:42    B.Zhou         C2    Meyer   Mar02,13
2462  Mar08,13 14:10:43    B.Zhou         C3    Kreutz  Mar07-08,13
2463  Mar13,13 03:27:17    K.Kida         C3    Kreutz  Mar13,13
2464  Mar13,13 13:32:58    B.Zhou         C2    NonGrp  Mar12,13
2465  Mar14,13 11:19:36    S.Liwo         C3    Kreutz  Mar14-15,13
2466  Mar15,13 23:21:15    B.Zhou         C3    Kreutz  Mar15-16,13
2467  Mar16,13 00:14:41    B.Zhou         C3    Kreutz  Mar16,13
2468  Mar17,13 20:47:54    B.Zhou         C3    Kreutz  Mar17-18,13
2469  Mar18,13 19:30:31    B.Zhou         C3    Kreutz  Mar18,13
2470  Mar21,13 16:51:19    S.Shurpakov  C3,C2   Kreutz  Mar21-22,13
2471  Mar22,13 08:02:33    M.Uchina     C3,C2   Kreutz  Mar22,13
2472  Mar23,13 05:08:35    M.Uchina       C2    Kreutz  Mar23,13
2473  Mar26,13 17:47:58    M.Uchina     C3,C2   Kreutz  Mar26-27
2474  Mar28,13 12:28:03    M.Kaluzny    C3,C2   Kreutz  Mar28-29,13
2475  Mar31,13 16:03:02    M.Kaluzny      C2    Kreutz  Mar31,13
2476  Apr01,13 11:43:50    S.Deshmukh     C2    Kreutz  Apr01,13
2477* Apr06,13 10:16am     S.Liwo         C2    Kreutz  Apr06,13
2478  Apr08,13 17:54:58    M.Uchina       C2    Kreutz  Apr08-09,13
2479  Apr09,13 11:28:10    Z.Xu         C3,C2   Meyer   Apr09,13
2480  Apr10,13 07:12:01    M.Uchina       C2    Kreutz  Apr10,13
2481  Apr10,13 20:05:45    M.Uchina       C2    Kreutz  Apr10-11,13
2482  Apr11,13 02:38:34    M.Uchina       C2    Kreutz  Apr10,13
2483  Apr11,13 20:51:46    Z.Xu           C2    Kreutz  Apr12,13
2484  Apr12,13 02:56:52    Z.Xu           C2    Kreutz  Apr12,13
2485  Apr12,13 12:22:40    S.Liwo         C2    Kreutz  Apr12,13
2486  Apr14,13 04:56:26    B.Zhou         C2    Kreutz  Apr12,13
2487  Apr16,13 11:59:06    Z.Xu           C2    Kreutz  Apr16,13
2488  Apr17,13 23:14:40    B.Zhou       C3,C2   Kreutz  Apr17-18,13
2489  Apr18,13 07:54:25    Z.Xu           C2    Kreutz  Apr18,13
2490  Apr18,13 10:41:21    Z.Xu           C2    Kreutz  Apr18,13
2491  Apr19,13 22:12:06    P.Maysonet     C2    Kreutz  Apr20,13
2492  Apr20,13 22:47:45    M.Uchina       C2    Kreutz  Apr20,13
2493  Apr21,13 11:35:21    M.Uchina       C2    Kreutz  Apr20,13
2494  Apr22,13 10:58:51    Z.Xu           C2    Kreutz  Apr22,13
2495  Apr24,13 06:57:30    Z.Xu           C2    Kreutz  Apr24,13
2496  Apr24,13 17:36:47    M.Uchina       C2    Kreutz  Apr24,13
2497  Apr24,13 20:10:05    S.Shurpakov  C3,C2   Kreutz  Apr24-25,13
2498  Apr25,13 19:42:09    T.Prestgard    C2    Kreutz  Apr25,13
2499  Apr27,13 12:21:57    Z.Xu           C2    Kreutz  Apr27,13
2500  Apr29,13 10:43:33    Z.Xu           C2    Kreutz  Apr29,13
2501  May03,13 16:56:08    B.Zhou         C2    Meyer   May03,13
2502  May07,13 18:39:49    E.Banach       C2    Kreutz  May08,13
2503  May08,13 12:25:57    Z.Xu           C2    Kreutz  May08,13
2504  May09,13 23:42:33    M.Uchina       C2    Kreutz  May09-10,13
2505  May10,13 11:52:48    S.Liwo       C3,C2   Kreutz  May10-13,13
2506  May11,13 04:19:19    P.Sun          C2    Kreutz  May11,13
2507  May11,13 04:40:30    S.Liwo         C2    Kreutz  May11,13
2508  May13,13 02:26:36    P.Maysonet   C3,C2   Kreutz  May13,13
2509  May13,13 03:45:26    Z.Jin        C3,C2   Kreutz  May13,13
2510  May14,13 22:34:19    P.Sun          C2    Kreutz  May15,13
2511  May15,13 06:42:30    E.Banach       C2    Kreutz  May15,13
2512  May15,13 10:25:46    Z.Xu           C2    Kreutz  May15,13
2513  May15,13 21:04:37    P.Sun          C2    Kreutz  May16,13
2514  May17,13 20:49:56    Z.Xu         C3,C2   Kreutz  May17-18,13
2515  May21,13 09:35:06    Z.Xu         C3,C2   Kreutz  May21,13
2516  May21,13 16:25:46    B.Zhou         C2    Kreutz  May21,13
2517  May23,13 08:40:48    Z.Xu         C3,C2   Kreutz  May23,13
2518  May23,13 22:42:18    P.Maysonet   C3,C2   Kreutz  May24-25,13
2519  May25,13 01:10:44    Z.Xu         C3,C2   Kreutz  May25,13
2520  May25,13 06:32:12    P.Sun          C2    Kreutz  May25,13
2521  May25,13 14:18:56    Z.Xu           C2    Kreutz  May25,13
2522  May25,13 19:46:16    P.Sun          C2    Kreutz  May25-26,13
2523  May27,13 04:22:59    P.Berrett      C2    Kreutz  May27,13
2524  May27,13 23:10:14    P.Sun          C2    Kreutz  May27,13
2525  May28,13 12:31:51    Z.Xu           C2    Kreutz  May28,13
2526  May30,13 18:29:06    M.Uchina       C2    Kreutz  May30-31,13
2527  May31,13 17:22:41    M.Uchina       C2    Kreutz  May31,13
2528  Jun01,13 12:29:54    Z.Xu           C2    Kreutz  Jun01,13
2529  Jun01,13 21:53:02    M.Uchina       C2    Kreutz  Jun01,13
2530  Jun04,13 06:31:51    M.Uchina       C2    Kreutz  Jun03-04,13
2531  Jun06,13 08:03:29    E.Banach       C2    Kreutz  Jun06,13
2532  Jun08,13 22:20:21    Z.Xu           C2    Kreutz  Jun08-09,13
2533  Jun09,13 19:32:53    P.Sun          C2    Kreutz  Jun09,13
2534  Jun10,13 16:36:14    Z.Xu           C2    Kreutz  Jun10,13
2535  Jun12,13 20:43:58    P.Sun          C2    Kreutz  Jun12-13,13
2536  Jun14,13 10:21:29    M.Uchina     C3,C2   Kreutz  Jun14,13
2537  Jun15,13 19:18:04    P.Sun          C2    Kreutz  Jun15,13
2538  Jun15,13 22:48:49    P.Sun        C3,C2   NonGrp? Jun15-16,13
2539  Jun15,13 23:48:34    P.Sun        C3,C2   Kreutz  Jun15-16,13
2540  Jun17,13 09:58:29    Z.Xu           C2    Meyer   Jun16,13
2541  Jun17,13 10:34:37    M.Uchina       C2    Kreutz  Jun15,13
2542  Jun18,13 18:17:50    M.Uchina       C2    Kreutz  Jun19,13
2543  Jun22,13 10:20:16    M.Uchina       C2    Kreutz  Jun22,13
2544  Jun22,13 12:19:47    M.Uchina     C3,C2   Kreutz  Jun22-23,13
2545  Jun23,13 03:18:20    P.Sun        C3,C2   Kreutz  Jun23,13
2546  Jun23,13 19:57:52    Z.Xu           C2    Kreutz  Jun23-24,13
2547  Jun24,13 05:32:51 Sun,Kida,Uchina  C2    Kreutz  Jun24,13
2548  Jun24,13 05:49:37    K.Kida       C3,C2   Kreutz  Jun24-25,13
2549  Jun24,13 14:44:32    Z.Xu,P.Sun     C2    Kreutz  Jun24,13
2550  Jun25,13 10:17:38    Liwo,Xu,Sun    C2    Kreutz  Jun25,13
2551  Jun26,13 18:22:35    M.Uchina       C2    Kreutz  Jun26,13
2552* Jun29,13 01:36am     P.Sun          C2    Kreutz  Jun28-29,13 
2553  Jul05,13 03:34:27    S.Schmalz      C2    Kreutz  Jul04,13
2554  Jul05,13 10:00:47    Z.Xu         C3,C2   Kreutz  Jul05,13
2555  Jul10,13 17:18:31    S.Schmalz      C3    Kreutz  Jul10,13
2556  Jul14,13 17:17:09    S.Shurpakov    C3    NonGrp  Jul14-15,13
2557  Jun13,13 14:13:54    P.Sun          C2    Kreutz  Jun13,13
2558  Jul15,13 22:23:57    H.Tan          C3    Kreutz  Jul15,13
2559  Jul18,13 09:50:03    Z.Xu           C3    Kreutz  Jul18,13
2560  Jul18,13 09:53:11    P.Sun          C3    Kreutz  Jul18,13
2561  Jul20,13 19:20:22    S.Schmalz      C3    Kreutz  Jul20-21,13
2562  Jul21,13 21:45:33    P.Maysonet   C2,C3   Meyer   Jul22,13
2563  Jul29,13 02:05:24    P.Sun          C3    Kreutz  Jul29,13
2564  Jul29,13 04:35:03    J.Zhu          C2    Meyer   Jul29,13
2565  Jul29,13 18:10:34    Q.Zheng        C3    Kreutz  Jul29-30,13
2566  Aug01,13 10:11:25    Z.Xu           C3    Kreutz  Aug01,13
2567  Aug07,13 08:27:54    Z.Xu           C3    Kreutz  Aug07-08,13
2568  Aug07,13 17:51:57    M.Uchina       C2    Meyer   Aug07-08,13
2569  Aug10,13 11:01:09    Z.Xu           C3    Kreutz  Aug10,13
2570  Aug13,13 06:31:21    Z.Xu           C3    Kreutz  Aug13,13
2571  Aug18,13 02:49:42    P.Sun        C3,C2   Kreutz  Aug18-20,13
2572  Aug18,13 11:26:01    M.Uchina       C3    Kreutz  Aug18,13
2573  Aug20,13 02:51:43    P.Sun          C3    Kreutz  Aug20,13
2574  Aug22,13 11:36:33    Schmalz,Sun  C3,C2   Kreutz  Aug22-23,13
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