Comets Named in 2000

Comet Designation Comet Name Date of Disc. Observation Date of Disc. Announce IAUC Date of Naming IAUC - MPEC Notes
C/1998 G3 C/SOHO 1998 Apr 10 1998 Jun 25 6951 Jan 10 7343 formerly X/; new astrometry
C/1999 Y2 C/SOHO 1999 Dec 28 2000 Jan 10 7343 Jan 10 A36 Disc. by K. Cernis, web
C/1999 XS87 C/LINEAR 1999 Dec 7 2000 Jan 12 7344 Jan 12 7344 Tichy & Moravec from cometary orbit
C/2000 A1 C/Montani 2000 Jan 12 2000 Jan 14 7346 Jan 14 7346 Spacewatch program
C/2000 B1 C/SOHO 2000 Jan 24 2000 Jan 24 7349 Jan 24 7349 Disc. by J. D. Shanklin, web
C/2000 B2 C/LINEAR 2000 Jan 29 2000 Feb 01 7354 Feb 01 7354 Kusnirak et al. from NEO Conf. Page
P/2000 B3 P/LINEAR 2000 Jan 27 2000 Feb 02 7356 Feb 02 7356 Kusnirak et al. from NEO Conf. Page
P/2000 C1 P/Hergenrother 2000 Feb 04 2000 Feb 06 7357 Feb 06 7357  
C/2000 C2 C/SOHO 2000 Feb 03 2000 Feb 12 7364 Feb 12 C50 Disc. by K. Cernis, web
C/2000 C3 C/SOHO 2000 Feb 04 2000 Feb 12 7364 Feb 12 C51 Disc. by D. Biesecker
C/2000 C4 C/SOHO 2000 Feb 05 2000 Feb 12 7364 Feb 12 C52 Disc. by M. Meyer
C/2000 C5 C/SOHO 2000 Feb 07 2000 Feb 12 7364 Feb 12 C53 Disc. by M. Oates, web
C/2000 C6 C/SOHO 2000 Feb 09 2000 Feb 12 7364 Feb 12 C54 Disc. by T. Lovejoy, web
C/1999 O1 C/SOHO 1999 Jul 31 2000 Feb 15 7367 Feb 12 C59 Disc. by T. Lovejoy, web
C/1999 P3 C/SOHO 1999 Aug 03 2000 Feb 15 7367 Feb 12 C60 Disc. by D. Lewis
P/1999 WJ7 P/Korlevic 1999 Nov 28 2000 Feb 18 7368 Feb 18 7368 Asteroidal & subsequent "fuzzy" discovery by Korlevic
C/2000 B4 C/LINEAR 2000 Jan 29 2000 Feb 18 7368 Feb 18 7368 Kusnirak from NEO Conf. Page; Centaur?
C2000 CT54 C/LINEAR 2000 Feb 02 2000 Feb 18 7368 Feb 18 7368 tail by R. G. Ries from NEO Conf. Page
C/2000 D1 C/SOHO 2000 Feb 28 2000 Feb 29 7370 Feb 29 7370 Disc. by D. Lewis
P/1999 XB69 P/LINEAR 1999 Nov 16 2000 Feb 29 7370 Feb 29 7370 Hergenrother from orbit
P/1999 XN120 P/Catalina 1999 Nov 03 2000 Feb 29 7370 Feb 29 7370 Hergenrother from orbit
C/2000 E1 SOHO 2000 Mar 04 2000 Mar 07 7376 Mar 07 7376 Multiple discoverers, web
C/1999 O2 SOHO 1999 Jul 21 2000 Mar 07 7376 Mar 07 7376 Disc. by D. Lewis
C/1999 O3 SOHO 1999 Jul 31 2000 Mar 07 7376 Mar 07 7376 Disc. by T. Lovejoy, web
C/1999 P4 SOHO 1999 Aug 09 2000 Mar 07 7376 Mar 07 7376 Disc. by D. Lewis
C/1999 P5 SOHO 1999 Aug 12 2000 Mar 07 7376 Mar 07 7376 Disc. by A. Vourlidas
C/1999 Q1 SOHO 1999 Aug 23 2000 Mar 07 7376 Mar 07 7376 Disc. by T. Lovejoy, web
C/1999 Q2 SOHO 1999 Aug 24 2000 Mar 07 7376 Mar 07 7376 Disc. by K. Schenk
C/1999 Q3 SOHO 1999 Aug 30 2000 Mar 07 7376 Mar 07 7376 Disc. by D. Biesecker
C/1999 R3 SOHO 1999 Sep 04 2000 Mar 07 7376 Mar 07 7376 Disc. by K. Schenk
C/1999 E2 SOHO 1999 Mar 02 2000 Mar 09 7377 Mar 09 7377 Disc. by M. Oates, web
C/1999 R4 SOHO 1999 Sep 05 2000 Mar 17 7383 Mar 17 F09 Disc. by T. Lovejoy, web
C/1999 S5 SOHO 1999 Sep 20 2000 Mar 17 7383 Mar 17 F10 Disc. by K. Schenk
C/1999 S6 SOHO 1999 Sep 21 2000 Mar 17 7383 Mar 17 F11 Disc. by K. Schenk
C/1999 S7 SOHO 1999 Sep 24 2000 Mar 17 7383 Mar 17 F12 Disc. by K. Schenk
C/1999 J6 SOHO 1999 May 10 2000 Mar 24 7386 Mar 24 F30 Disc. by M. Oates, web
C/1999 U5 SOHO 1999 Oct 31 2000 Mar 24 7386 Mar 24 F31 Disc. by D. Biesecker
C/1999 W1 SOHO 1999 Nov 23 2000 Mar 24 7386 2000 Mar 24 F32 Disc. by D. Biesecker
C/1999 Y3 SOHO 1999 Dec 21 2000 Mar 24 7386 2000 Mar 24 F33 Disc. by A. Vourlidas
C/2000 B5 SOHO 2000 Jan 17 2000 Mar 24 7386 2000 Mar 24 F34 Disc. by D. Biesecker
C/2000 B6 SOHO 2000 Jan 29 2000 Mar 24 7386 2000 Mar 24 F35 Indep. Disc. by Meyer, Lovejoy, Shanklin, Oates, web
C/2000 B7 SOHO 2000 Jan 31 2000 Mar 24 7386 2000 Mar 24 F36 Indep. Disc. by Meyer & Lovejoy, web
C/2000 D3 SOHO 2000 Feb 26 2000 Mar 24 7386 2000 Mar 24 F37 Indep. Disc. by Meyer & Cernis, web
C/2000 F1 SOHO 2000 Mar 31 2000 Apr 3 7393 2000 Apr 3 7393 Indep. Disc. by Meyer & Shanklin, web
P/2000 G1 P/LINEAR 2000 Apr 7 2000 Apr 8 7396 2000 Apr 8 7396 Disc. by Brown-Manguso, SP per IAUC 7408
P/2000 ET90 P/Kowal-Mrkos       2000 Apr 15 7403 Asteroidal, Linked to D/1984 H1
C/2000 H1 C/LINEAR 2000 Apr 26 2000 Apr 29 7410 2000 Apr 29 7410 Various disc. from NEO conf page
C/2000 G2 C/LINEAR 2000 Apr 4 2000 May 1 7411 May 1 7411 Hug, Hergenrother from NEO conf page
C/2000 H2 C/SOHO 2000 Apr 28 2000 May 1 7412 May 1 7412 Var. indep. disc. from web page
C/2000 J1 C/Ferris 2000 May 4 2000 May 8 7416 May 8 7416 Hicks from NEO Conf page
C/2000 J2 C/SOHO 2000 May 7 2000 May 9 7418 May 9 7418 Disc. by Oates from web page
C/1999 C2 C/SOHO 1999 Feb 6 2000 May 11 7422 May 11 J43 Disc. by Biesecker
C/2000 J3 C/SOHO 2000 May 9 2000 May 11 7422 May 11 J44 Disc. by Cernis and Boschat from web page
C/2000 J4 C/SOHO 2000 May 14 2000 May 19 7426 May 19 7426 Disc. by Oates and Leprette from web page
C/2000 K1 C/LINEAR 2000 May 26 2000 May 26 7430 May 27 K26  
C/2000 K2 C/LINEAR 2000 May 26 2000 May 26 7430 May 27 K27  
C/2000 J5 C/SOHO 2000 May 11 2000 May 30 7433 May 30 K34 Disc. by Oates from web page
C/2000 K3 C/SOHO 2000 May 19 2000 May 30 7433 May 30 K35 Disc. by Boschat from web page
C/2000 K4 C/SOHO 2000 May 22 2000 May 30 7433 May 30 K36 Disc. by Boschat from web page
C/2000 K5 C/SOHO 2000 May 25 2000 May 30 7433 May 30 K37 Disc. by Oates, Boschat from web page
C/2000 K6 C/SOHO 2000 May 27 2000 Jun 02 7435 Jun 02 7435 Disc. by Oates, Leprette, Boschat from web page
C/1998 V1 C/SOHO 1998 Nov 04 2000 Jun 02 7435 Jun 02 7435 Disc. by Hammer and Biesecker
C/1999 J7 C/SOHO 1999 May 05 2000 Jun 14 7439 Jun 14 L46 Disc. by Oates from web
C/1999 J8 C/SOHO 1999 May 07 2000 Jun 14 7439 Jun 14 L47 Disc. by Oates from web
C/1999 J9 C/SOHO 1999 May 09 2000 Jun 14 7439 Jun 14 L48 Disc. by Oates from web
C/1999 J10 C/SOHO 1999 May 10 2000 Jun 14 7439 Jun 14 L49 Disc. by Oates from web
C/1999 J11 C/SOHO 1999 May 14 2000 Jun 14 7439 Jun 14 L50 Disc. by Oates from web
C/1999 K11 C/SOHO 1999 May 19 2000 Jun 14 7439 Jun 14 L51 Disc. by Oates from web
C/1999 K12 C/SOHO 1999 May 23 2000 Jun 14 7439 Jun 14 L52 Disc. by Oates from web
C/1999 K13 C/SOHO 1999 May 24 2000 Jun 14 7439 Jun 14 L53 Disc. by Oates from web
C/1999 K14 C/SOHO 1999 May 27 2000 Jun 14 7439 Jun 14 L54 Disc. by Oates from web
C/1999 K15 C/SOHO 1999 May 28 2000 Jun 14 7439 Jun 14 L55 Disc. by Oates from web
C/2000 L1 C/SOHO 2000 Jun 03 2000 Jun 14 7439 Jun 14 L56 Disc. by Oates from web
C/2000 L2 C/SOHO 2000 Jun 09 2000 Jun 14 7439 Jun 14 L57 Disc. by Boschat from web
C/2000 L3 C/SOHO 2000 Jun 10 2000 Jun 14 7439 Jun 14 L58 Disc. by Oates, Boschat, Leprette from web
C/1998 J3 C/SOHO 1998 May 04 2000 Jun 29 7445 Jun 29 M27 Disc. by Hammer
C/1998 J4 C/SOHO 1998 May 06 2000 Jun 29 7445 2000 Jun 29 M28 Disc. by Hammer
C/1998 K12 C/SOHO 1998 May 20 2000 Jun 29 7445 2000 Jun 29 M29 Disc. by Oates from web
C/1998 K13 C/SOHO 1998 May 21 2000 Jun 29 7445 2000 Jun 29 M30 Disc. by Oates from web
C/1998 K14 C/SOHO 1998 May 26 2000 Jun 29 7445 2000 Jun 29 M31 Disc. by Oates from web
C/1998 K15 C/SOHO 1998 May 28 2000 Jun 29 7445 2000 Jun 29 M32 Disc. by Oates from web
C/2000 L4 C/SOHO 2000 Jun 14 2000 Jun 29 7445 2000 Jun 29 M33 Disc. by Boschat, Meyer, Leprette from web
C/2000 L5 C/SOHO 2000 Jun 15 2000 Jun 29 7445 2000 Jun 29 M34 Disc. by Boschat, Shanklin, Mimeev from web
C/2000 M1 C/SOHO 2000 Jun 17 2000 Jun 29 7445 2000 Jun 29 M35 Disc. by Boschat and Shkreby from web
C/1998 K16 C/SOHO 1998 May 29 2000 Jul 8 7450 2000 Jul 8 N17 Disc. by Oates
C/1998 K17 C/SOHO 1998 May 31 2000 Jul 8 7450 2000 Jul 8 N25 Disc. by Oates
C/2000 M2 C/SOHO 2000 Jun 18 2000 Jul 8 7450 Jul 8 N17 Disc. by Oates
C/1998 L2 C/SOHO 1998 Jun 3 2000 Jul 11 7451 Jul 11 N25 Disc. by Oates
C/1998 L3 C/SOHO 1998 Jun 4 2000 Jul 11 7451 Jul 11 N25 Disc. by Oates
C/1998 L4 C/SOHO 1998 Jun 4 2000 Jul 11 7451 Jul 11 N25 Disc. by Oates
C/1998 L5 C/SOHO 1998 Jun 5 2000 Jul 11 7451 Jul 11 M25 Disc. by Oates
C/1998 L6 C/SOHO 1998 Jun 5 2000 Jul 11 7451 Jul 11 N25 Disc. by Oates
C/1998 L7 C/SOHO 1998 Jun 6 2000 Jul 11 7452 Jul 11 N26 Disc. by Oates
C/1998 L8 C/SOHO 1998 Jun 8 2000 Jul 11 7452 Jul 11 N26 Disc. by Oates
C/1998 L9 C/SOHO 1998 Jun 12 2000 Jul 11 7452 Jul 11 N26 Disc. by Oates
C/1998 M8 C/SOHO 1998 Jun 19 2000 Jul 11 7452 Jul 11 N26 Disc. by Oates
C/1998 M9 C/SOHO 1998 Jun 21 2000 Jul 11 7452 Jul 11 N26 Disc. by Oates
C/1998 M10 C/SOHO 1998 Jun 23 2000 Jul 11 7452 Jul 11 N26 Disc. by Oates
C/1999 L6 C/SOHO 1999 Jun 1 2000 Jul 11 7452 Jul 11 N26 Disc. by Oates
C/1999 L7 C/SOHO 1999 Jun 3 2000 Jul 11 7452 Jul 11 N26 Disc. by Oates
C/1999 L8 C/SOHO 1999 Jun 6 2000 Jul 11 7452 Jul 11 N26 Disc. by Oates
C/2000 M3 C/SOHO 2000 Jun 19 2000 Jul 11 7452 Jul 11 N26 Disc. by Meyer from web
C/2000 M4 C/SOHO 2000 Jun 22 2000 Jul 11 7452 Jul 11 N26 Disc. by Meyer and Boschat from web
C/2000 M5 C/SOHO 2000 Jun 24 2000 Jul 11 7452 Jul 11 N26 Disc. by Mimeev and Shkreby from web
C/2000 M6 C/SOHO 2000 Jun 25 2000 Jul 13 7453 Jul 13 N31 Disc. by Meyer
C/2000 M7 C/SOHO 2000 Jun 26 2000 Jul 13 7453 Jul 13 N31 Disc. by Luethen and Meyer
C/2000 M8 C/SOHO 2000 Jun 27 2000 Jul 13 7453 Jul 13 N31 Disc. by Biesecker
C/1999 H5 C/SOHO 1999 Apr 24 2000 Jul 11 7454 Jul 11 N34 Disc. by Oates
C/2000 M9 C/SOHO 2000 Jun 30 2000 Jul 11 7454 Jul 11 N34 Disc. by Meyer
C/2000 N1 C/SOHO 2000 Jul 1 2000 Jul 11 7454 Jul 11 N34 Disc. by Lovejoy and Boschat
C/1999 G3 C/SOHO 1999 Apr 2 2000 Jul 18 7458 Jul 18 O06 Disc. by Oates
C/1999 G4 C/SOHO 1999 Apr 3 2000 Jul 18 7458 Jul 18 O06 Disc. by Oates
C/1999 H6 C/SOHO 1999 Apr 28 2000 Jul 18 7458 Jul 18 O06 Disc. by Oates
C/1999 G5 C/SOHO 1999 Apr 11 2000 Jul 20 7459 Jul 20 O10 Disc. by Oates
C/1999 G4 C/SOHO 1999 Apr 3 2000 Jul 20 7459 Jul 20 O10 Disc. by Oates
C/1999 J12 C/SOHO 1999 May 3 2000 Jul 20 7459 Jul 20 O10 Disc. by Oates
C/1999 X2 C/SOHO 1999 Dec 3 2000 Jul 20 7459 Jul 20 O10 Disc. by Oates
C/2000 N2 C/SOHO 2000 Jul 8 2000 Jul 20 7459 Jul 20 O10 Disc. by Meyer, Shkreby from web
C/2000 O1 C/Koehn 2000 Jul 20 2000 Jul 25 7462 Jul 25 O22  
C/1997 J3 C/SOHO 1997 May 10 2000 Aug 3 7472 Aug 3 P18 Disc. by Oates
C/1997 J4 C/SOHO 1997 May 10 2000 Aug 3 7472 Aug 3 P18 Disc. by Oates
C/1997 K3 C/SOHO 1997 May 26 2000 Aug 3 7472 Aug 3 P18 Disc. by Oates
C/1997 K4 C/SOHO 1997 Jun 1 2000 Aug 3 7472 Aug 3 P18 Disc. by Hammer
C/1997 L5 C/SOHO 1997 Jun 12 2000 Aug 3 7472 Aug 3 P18 Disc. by Leprette
C/1997 M3 C/SOHO 1997 Jun 28 2000 Aug 3 7472 Aug 3 P18 Disc. by Leprette
C/1997 G3 C/SOHO 1997 Apr 4 2000 Aug 19 7480 Aug 19 Q06 Disc. by Oates
C/1997 G4 C/SOHO 1997 Apr 5 2000 Aug 19 7480 Aug 19 Q06 Disc. by Oates
C/1997 G5 C/SOHO 1997 Apr 5 2000 Aug 19 7480 Aug 19 Q06 Disc. by Oates
C/1997 G6 C/SOHO 1997 Apr 11 2000 Aug 19 7480 Aug 19 Q06 Disc. by Oates
C/1997 M4 C/SOHO 1997 Jun 17 2000 Aug 19 7480 Aug 19 Q06 Disc. by Leprette
C/1997 N3 C/SOHO 1997 Jul 4 2000 Aug 19 7480 Aug 19 Q06 Disc. by Leprette
C/1998 G5 C/SOHO 1998 Apr 6 2000 Aug 19 7480 Aug 19 Q07 Disc. by Oates
C/1998 G6 C/SOHO 1997 Apr 6 2000 Aug 19 7480 Aug 19 Q07 Disc. by Oates
C/1998 G7 C/SOHO 1998 Apr 7 2000 Aug 19 7480 Aug 19 Q07 Disc. by Oates
C/1998 H3 C/SOHO 1998 Apr 26 2000 Aug 19 7480 Aug 19 Q07 Disc. by Oates
C/1998 H4 C/SOHO 1998 Apr 27 2000 Aug 19 7480 Aug 19 Q07 Disc. by Oates
C/1998 G8 C/SOHO 1998 Apr 9 2000 Aug 19 7480 Aug 19 Q08 Disc. by Hammer
C/2000 P1 C/SOHO 2000 Aug 6 2000 Aug 19 7479 Aug 19 Q08 Disc. by Boschat from web
C/2000 P2 C/SOHO 2000 Aug 14 2000 Aug 19 7479 Aug 19 Q08 Disc. by Boschat from web
C/2000 O3 C/SOHO 1997 Jul 30 2000 Aug 19 7479 Aug 19 Q09 Disc. by Shanklin from web
C/1996 E2 C/SOHO 1996 Mar 10 2000 Aug 23 7485 Aug 23 Q18 Disc. by Meyer
C/1997 K5 C/SOHO 1997 May 20 2000 Aug 23 7485 Aug 23 Q18 Disc. by Oates
C/1997 K6 C/SOHO 1997 May 31 2000 Aug 23 7485 Aug 23 Q18 Disc. by Oates
C/1998 F2 C/SOHO 1998 Mar 27 2000 Aug 29 7485 Aug 29 Q35 Disc. by Meyer
C/2000 Q1 C/SOHO 2000 Aug 29 2000 Aug 31 7484 Aug 31 Q42 Disc. by Danaher
C/2000 OF8 C/Spacewatch 2000 Jul 24 2000 Aug 31 7484 Aug 31 Q43 Asteroidal, coma disc. by Hainaut & Delahodde
P/2000 R2 P/LINEAR 2000 Sep 03 2000 Sep 18 7492 Sep 18 S04 Balam et al. from NEO Conf. Page
P/2000 S1 P/Skiff 2000 Aug 26 2000 Sep 25 7496 Sep 26 7497  
C/2000 S2 C/LINEAR 2000 Sep 27 2000 Sep 29 7498 Sep 29 S67  
P/2000 S2 P/Shoemaker-LINEAR 2000 Sep 29 2000 Sep 29 7499 Sep 29 7499 Same as C/2000 S2 (IAUC 7498) & D/1984 W1
C/2000 T1 C/SOHO 2000 Oct 09 2000 Oct 10 7506 Oct 10 T33 Disc. by Danaher
C/1999 U6 C/SOHO 1999 Oct 17 2000 Oct 14 7508 Oct 14 T46 Disc. by Oates
C/2000 T3 C/SOHO 2000 Oct 11 2000 Oct 14 7508 Oct 14 T46 Disc. by Biesecker
C/2000 T4 C/SOHO 2000 Oct 12 2000 Oct 14 7508 Oct 14 T46 Disc. by Danaher
C/2000 SV74 C/LINEAR 2000 Oct 19 2000 Oct 19 7510 Oct 19 U07 Asteroidal, coma disc. by Tichy
C/2000 U1 C/SOHO 2000 Oct 21 2000 Nov 01 7514 Oct 29 U38 Disc. by Oates
C/2000 U2 C/SOHO 2000 Oct 22 2000 Nov 01 7514 Oct 29 U38 Disc. by Boschat
C/2000 U3 C/SOHO 2000 Oct 24 2000 Nov 01 7514 Oct 29 U38 Disc. by Danaher
C/2000 U4 C/SOHO 2000 Oct 24 2000 Nov 01 7514 Oct 29 U38 Disc. by Oates
C/2000 U5 C/LINEAR 2000 Oct 30 2000 Nov 01 7515 Nov 01 V02 asteroidal. coma by Ticha & Tichy
P/2000 U6 P/Tichy 2000 Oct 23 2000 Nov 01 7515 Nov 01 V03  
C/1997 T6 C/SOHO 1997 Oct 01 2000 Nov 06 7517 Nov 03 V14 Disc by Oates
C/1997 T7 C/SOHO 1997 Oct 08 2000 Nov 06 7517 Nov 03 V22 Disc by Leprette
C/1999 U7 C/SOHO 1997 Oct 27 2000 Nov 06 7517 Nov 03 V14 Disc by Oates
C/1999 U8 C/SOHO 1997 Oct 29 2000 Nov 06 7517 Nov 03 V14 Disc by Oates
C/1999 U9 C/SOHO 1997 Oct 30 2000 Nov 06 7517 Nov 03 V14 Disc by Oates
C/1999 V2 C/SOHO 1997 Nov 07 2000 Nov 06 7517 Nov 03 V22 Disc by Oates
C/1999 V3 C/SOHO 1997 Nov 14 2000 Nov 06 7517 Nov 03 V22 Disc by Oates
C/1999 V4 C/SOHO 1997 Nov 15 2000 Nov 06 7517 Nov 03 V22 Disc by Oates
C/1997 T8 C/SOHO 1997 Oct 08 2000 Nov 15 7519 Nov 15 V35 Disc by Oates
C/1997 U2 C/SOHO 1997 Oct 17 2000 Nov 15 7519 Nov 15 V36 Disc by Oates
C/1997 U3 C/SOHO 1997 Oct 20 2000 Nov 15 7519 Nov 15 V36 Disc by Oates
C/1997 U4 C/SOHO 1997 Oct 21 2000 Nov 15 7519 Nov 15 V36 Disc by Oates
C/1997 U5 C/SOHO 1997 Oct 26 2000 Nov 15 7519 Nov 15 V36 Disc by Oates
C/1997 U6 C/SOHO 1997 Oct 26 2000 Nov 15 7519 Nov 15 V36 Disc by Oates
C/1997 U7 C/SOHO 1997 Oct 27 2000 Nov 15 7519 Nov 15 V36 Disc by Oates
C/2000 V1 C/SOHO 2000 Nov 04 2000 Nov 17 7520 Nov 17 V35 Disc by Boschat
C/2000 V2 C/SOHO 2000 Nov 05 2000 Nov 17 7520 Nov 17 V35 Disc by Biesecker
P/2000 SO253 P/Anderson-LINEAR 2000 Nov 24 2000 Nov 26 7524 Dec 23 7548 Asteriodal; coma Hergenroether & Gleason; prev C/1963 W1 Anderson
C/2000 W1 C/Utsunomiya-Jones 2000 Nov 18 2000 Nov 19 7526 Nov 25 7526 Visual Disc.
C/1997 V3 C/SOHO 1997 Nov 1 2000 Dec 4 7534 Dec 4 W18 Disc by Oates
C/1997 V4 C/SOHO 1997 Nov 3 2000 Dec 4 7534 Dec 4 W18 Disc by Oates
C/1997 V5 C/SOHO 1997 Nov 8 2000 Dec 4 7534 Dec 4 W18 Disc by Oates
C/1997 V6 C/SOHO 1997 Nov 8 2000 Dec 4 7534 Dec 4 X13 Disc by Oates
C/1997 X3 C/SOHO 1997 Dec 2 2000 Dec 4 7534 Dec 4 X13 Disc by Leprette
C/1997 X4 C/SOHO 1997 Dec 3 2000 Dec 4 7534 Dec 4 X13 Disc by Leprette
C/1997 X5 C/SOHO 1997 Dec 6 2000 Dec 4 7534 Dec 4 X13 Disc by Leprette
C/1997 X6 C/SOHO 1997 Dec 10 2000 Dec 4 7534 Dec 4 X13 Disc by Leprette
C/1997 Y1 C/SOHO 1997 Dec 20 2000 Dec 4 7534 Dec 4 X13 Disc by Leprette
C/1997 Y2 C/SOHO 1997 Dec 21 2000 Dec 5 7536 Dec 5 X14 Disc by Leprette
C/1997 Y3 C/SOHO 1997 Dec 22 2000 Dec 5 7536 Dec 5 X14 Disc by Leprette
C/1998 X3 C/SOHO 1998 Dec 5 2000 Dec 5 7536 Dec 5 X13 Disc by Oates
C/1998 X4 C/SOHO 1998 Dec 7 2000 Dec 5 7536 Dec 5 X14 Disc by Oates
C/1998 X5 C/SOHO 1998 Dec 9 2000 Dec 5 7536 Dec 5 X14 Disc by Oates
C/1998 X6 C/SOHO 1998 Dec 9 2000 Dec 5 7536 Dec 5 X14 Disc by Oates
C/1998 X7 C/SOHO 1998 Dec 9 2000 Dec 5 7536 Dec 5 X14 Disc by Oates
C/1998 X8 C/SOHO 1998 Dec11 2000 Dec 5 7536 Dec 5 X14 Disc by Oates
C/2000 V3 C/SOHO 2000 Nov 10 2000 Dec 5 7536 Dec 5 W18 Disc by Oates
C/2000 W2 C/SOHO 2000 Nov 16 2000 Dec 23 7548 Dec 23 7548 Disc Oates, web
C/2000 W3 C/SOHO 2000 Nov 18 2000 Dec 23 7548 Dec 23 7548 Disc Meyer, web
C/2000 Y1 C/Tubbiolo 2000 Nov 16 2000 Dec 18 7544 Dec 18 Y06 Disc w Spacewatch
C/2000WM1 C/LINEAR 2000 Nov 16 2000 Dec 16 7546 Dec 20 Y20 Disc Spahr
P/2000 Y3 P/Scotti 2000 Dec 30 2000 Dec 30 7552 Dec 31 Y47 Disc w Spacewatch
C/2000 S4 P/LINEAR-Spacewatch 2000 Sep 01 2000 Oct 03 7502 Dec 31 7553 Asteroidal; Coma 2 Oct - Gehrels

Announcements of newly discovered comets usually appear first on IAU Circulars and the number of the circular is given in the column headed "IAUC". Announcements of new names can appear either on IAU Circulars or on Minor Planet Electronic Circulars and the reference is given in the column headed "IAUC - MPEC". Simple numbers refer to IAU Circulars while numbers preceded by a single letter refer to MPECs, implicitly preceded by the current year. Occasionally an MPEC appears announcing a comet shortly before the IAU Circular but since this is mostly a matter of varying electronic transmission times, we have listed the IAU Circular when one was issued on the same day. The date of naming is implicitly in the current year. The Notes column usually gives the name of the individual(s) who discovered the cometary activity, whether independently or because of requests based on the orbit (which are often posted on the NEO Confirmation Page of the Minor Planet Center). This column is also used to indicate unusual characteristics (Centaur, possible short-period orbit, etc.)



Created by: Mike A'Hearn; Last Updated: Thursday, 29-Aug-2002 17:14:58 EDT