& Comet discoveries by amateurs
2020 - now
Last update: 18. January 2020
|Discoveries from 1978 to 1999||Discoveries from 2000 to 2009
||Discoveries 2010 to 2019
This page was initially created by Juan José González - José Fernández, written in Spain and can be found at http://www.perihelio.org/descubri.htm
I used an automatic translation into English and tried to correct it into readable English. Please notice that English is not my native language. Fell free sending me corrections of any kind.
I also used information from the website of Maik Meyer. Giuseppe Pappa (giuseppe.pappa->>alice.it)
added information to the early
Central Bureau for Astronomical Telegrams (CBAT - IAU).
Draft Guidelines for Comet Discoveries (Jonathan Shanklin, BAA).
Comet Seeking (William Bradfield, in the page of the ASSA).
David Levy's Home Page (Jarnac Observatory).
Comet Hunting Techniques (Vello Tabur).
Come osservare le comete - La ricerca di comete(Mauro Vittorio Zanotta).
Catalogue of Comet Discoveries Home Page (COCD, Maik Meyer, Germany).
Comet Hunting Resources on the Web (COCD, Maik Meyer).
Award 2003/2004: V. Tabur, W. Bradfield (IAUC 8372).
Award 2004/2005: R. Tucker, D. Machholz (IAUC 8554).
Award 2005/2006: C. Juels and P. Holvorcem, J. Broughton (IAUC 8730).
Award 2006/2007: J. Broughton, D. Levy, T. Lovejoy (IAUC 8854).
Award 2007/2008: T. Chen and X. Gao (IAUC 8962).
Award 2008/2009: R. Holmes, S. Maticic, M. Ory, K. Itagaki, D. Yi (IAUC 9066).
Pan-STARRS Panoramic Survey Telescope &
Rapid Response System
The Spacewatch Project (University of Lunar Arizona's and Planetary Laboratory)
Catalina Sky Survey (CSS) (University of Arizona)
The LINEAR Program (Lincoln Near Earth Asteroid
Research - MIT, 1998 - 2005) - Not longer in operation !
Near-Earth Asteroid Tracking (NEAT) Home Page - (1995 - 2007) Not longer in operation !
Lowell Observatory Near-Earth-Object Search (LONEOS) - (1993 - 2008) Not longer in operation !
Siding Spring Survey (SSS) (Australian National University - University of Arizona, stopped in 2013) - Not longer in operation !
Siding Spring: Robert McNaught (left) and Gordon Garradd (right) in front of the Uppsala dome and its office (right) in 2003.