Comets Named in 2002

Comet Designation Comet Name Date of Disc. Observation Date of Disc. Announce IAUC Date of Naming IAUC - MPEC Notes
C/2001 X4 C/SOHO 2001 Dec 2 2002 Jan 9 7797 2002 Jan 9 A49 Disc by Hoenig
C/2001 X5 C/SOHO 2001 Dec 4 2002 Jan 9 7797 2002 Jan 9 A49 Disc by Meyer
C/2001 X6 C/SOHO 2001 Dec 6 2002 Jan 9 7797 2002 Jan 9 A49 Disc by Meyer
C/2001 X7 C/SOHO 2001 Dec 8 2002 Jan 9 7797 2002 Jan 9 A49 Disc by Boschat
C/2002 A1 C/LINEAR 2002 Jan 8 2002 Jan 11 7788 2002 Jan 11 7788 Asteroidal; Spahr and Berlind from NEO Conf. Page
C/2002 A2 C/LINEAR 2002 Jan 8 2002 Jan 11 7788 2002 Jan 11 7788 Asteroidal; Spahr and Berlind from NEO Conf. Page
C/1996 Y2 C/SOHO 1996 Dec 29 2002 Jan 16 7797 2002 Jan 16 B01 Disc by Leprette
C/2001 X8 C/SOHO 2001 Dec 12 2002 Jan 16 7797 2002 Jan 16 B01 Disc by Mimeev
C/2001 X9 C/SOHO 2001 Dec 12 2002 Jan 16 7797 2002 Jan 16 B01 Disc by Hoenig
C/2001 Y2 C/SOHO 2001 Dec 16 2002 Jan 16 7797 2002 Jan 16 B01 Disc by Zhou
C/2001 Y3 C/SOHO 2001 Dec 16 2002 Jan 16 7797 2002 Jan 16 B01 Disc by Zhou
C/2001 Y4 C/SOHO 2001 Dec 18 2002 Jan 16 7797 2002 Jan 16 B04 Disc by Zhou
C/2001 Y5 C/SOHO 2001 Dec 21 2002 Jan 16 7797 2002 Jan 16 B04 Disc by Boschat
C/2002 A3 C/LINEAR 2002 Jan 13 2002 Jan 21 7799 2002 Jan 21 7799 Asteroidal; Coma disc. by Nomen
C/2002 C1 C/Ikeya-Zhang 2002 Feb 1 2002 Feb 1 7812 2002 Feb 2 7813  
C/2001 OG108 C/LONEOS 2001 Jul 28 2002 Feb 2 7814 2002 Feb 2 7814 Asteroidal; Coma disc. by Nakamura et al.
C/2002 C2 C/LINEAR 2002 Feb 1 2002 Feb 2 7815 2002 Feb 2 7815 Disc by Huber & Shelly
C/2002 B1 C/LINEAR 2002 Jan 29 2002 Feb 4 7817 2002 Feb 4 7817 Asteroidal; Tichy & Ticha from NEO Conf. Page
C/2002 B2 C/LINEAR 2002 Jan 23 2002 Feb 6 7821 2002 Feb 6 7821 Asteroidal; Tichy & Ticha from NEO Conf. Page
C/2002 C3 C/SOHO 2002 Feb 4 2002 Feb 6 7839 2002 Feb 6 C28 Disc by Meyer
C/2002 B3 C/LINEAR 2002 Jan 26 2002 Feb 12 7826 2002 Feb 12 7826 Asteroidal; Shelly from NEO Conf. Page
P/2001 WF2 P/LONEOS 2001 Nov 17 2002 Feb 13 7827 2002 Feb 13 7827 Asteroidal; Coma disc by Spahr
C/2002 C4 C/SOHO 2002 Feb 10 2002 Feb 14 7839 2002 Feb 14 C95 Disc by Hoffman
P/2001 YX127 P/LINEAR 2001 Dec 17 2002 Feb 14 7828 2002 Feb 14 7828 Asteroidal; Coma disc by Spahr
C/1997 G7 C/SOHO 1997 Apr 8 2002 Feb 21 7841 2002 Feb 21 D16 Disc by Biesecker
C/1997 H4 C/SOHO 1997 Apr 21 2002 Feb 27 7841 2002 Feb 27 D41 Disc by Kracht
C/1997 H5 C/SOHO 1997 Apr 29 2002 Feb 27 7841 2002 Feb 27 D41 Disc by Biesecker
C/1998 H5 C/SOHO 1998 Apr 20 2002 Feb 27 7842 2002 Feb 27 D42 Disc by Hoenig
C/1998 H6 C/SOHO 1998 Apr 20 2002 Feb 27 7842 2002 Feb 27 D42 Disc by Hoenig
C/1999 H8 C/SOHO 1999 Apr 19 2002 Feb 27 7839 2002 Feb 27 D42 Disc by Kracht
C/1999 H9 C/SOHO 1997 Apr 26 2002 Feb 27 7839 2002 Feb 27 D42 Disc by Kracht
C/1999 J13 C/SOHO 1999 May 13 2002 Feb 27 7839 2002 Feb 27 D45 Disc by Kracht
C/2002 D1 C/SOHO 2002 Feb 22 2002 Feb 27 7839 2002 Feb 27 D45 Disc by Leprette
C/1999 K16 C/SOHO 1999 May 26 2002 Mar 1 7842 2002 Mar 1 E05 Disc by Kracht
C/1999 K17 C/SOHO 1999 May 27 2002 Mar 1 7842 2002 Mar 1 E05 Disc by Kracht
C/1999 L9 C/SOHO 1999 Jun 9 2002 Mar 1 7842 2002 Mar 1 E05 Disc by Kracht
C/1999 M3 C/SOHO 1999 Jun 30 2002 Mar 7 7853 2002 Mar 7 E18 Disc by Kracht
C/2002 E1 C/SOHO 2002 Mar 2 2002 Mar 7 7850 2002 Mar 7 E18 Disc by Hoenig
C/1998 A2 C/SOHO 1998 Jan 3 2002 Mar 9 7853 2002 Mar 9 E25 Disc by Kracht
C/1998 A3 C/SOHO 1998 Jan 9 2002 Mar 9 7853 2002 Mar 9 E25 Disc by Kracht
C/2000 B8 C/SOHO 2000 Jan 16 2002 Mar 9 7853 2002 Mar 9 E25 Disc by Meyer
C/2002 E2 C/Snyder-Murakami 2002 Mar 11 2002 Mar 12 7850 2002 Mar 13 7852 Visual disc
C/1999 N5 C/SOHO 1999 Jul 10 2002 Mar 16 7854 2002 Mar 16 F03 Disc by Kracht
C/1999 N6 C/SOHO 1999 Jul 12 2002 Mar 16 7854 2002 Mar 16 F03 Disc by Kracht
C/2002 E3 C/SOHO 2002 Mar 15 2002 Mar 21 7862 2002 Mar 21 F35 Disc by Leprette
C/2002 F1 C/Utsunomiya 2002 Mar 18 2002 Mar 20 7854 2002 Mar 21 7855 Visual Disc
C/1999 P6 C/SOHO 1999 Aug 5 2002 Mar 22 7863 2002 Mar 22 F43 Disc by Kracht
C/1999 P7 C/SOHO 1999 Aug 12 2002 Mar 22 7863 2002 Mar 22 F43 Disc by Kracht
C/1999 P8 C/SOHO 1999 Aug 15 2002 Mar 22 7863 2002 Mar 22 F43 Disc by Kracht
C/1999 P9 C/SOHO 1999 Aug 15 2002 Mar 22 7863 2002 Mar 22 F43 Disc by Kracht
C/2002 F2 C/SOHO 2002 Mar 20 2002 Mar 22 7862 2002 Mar 22 F43 Disc by Hoenig
P/2002 CW134 P/LINEAR 2002 Feb 7 2002 Mar 23 7858 2002 Mar 23 7858 Asteroidal; Tichy & Kocer from NEO Conf. Page
C/2002 F3 C/SOHO 2002 Mar 25 2002 Mar 27 7862 2002 Mar 27 F61 Disc by Meyer
C/1998 A4 C/SOHO 1998 Jan 10 2002 Mar 29 7863 2002 Mar 29 F70 Disc by Kracht
C/2002 G1 C/SOHO 2002 Apr 2 2002 Apr 3 7873 2002 Apr 3 G13 Disc by Kracht
C/2002 G2 C/SOHO 2002 Apr 4 2002 Apr 6 7873 2002 Apr 6 G28 Disc by Kracht
P/2002 AR2 P/LINEAR 2002 Jan 6 2002 Apr 7 7869 2002 Apr 7 7869 Asteroidal; Berlind and Spahr from NEO Conf. Page
C/1999 W2 C/SOHO 1999 Nov 26 2002 Apr 10 7898 2002 Apr 10 G45 Disc by Kracht
C/2002 A4 C/SOHO 2002 Jan 1 2002 Apr 10 7875 2002 Apr 10 G45 Disc by Kracht
C/2002 G3 C/SOHO 2002 Apr 12 2002 Apr 12 7875 2002 Apr 12 G51 Disc by Zhou
C/2002 G4 C/SOHO 2002 Apr 4 2002 Apr 17 7882 2002 Apr 17 H15 Disc by Leprette
C/2002 G5 C/SOHO 2002 Apr 12 2002 Apr 17 7882 2002 Apr 17 H15 Disc by Kracht
C/1999 F3 C/SOHO 1999 Mar 17 2002 Apr 21 7898 2002 Apr 21 H26 Disc by Kracht
C/2002 H1 C/SOHO 2002 Apr 17 2002 Apr 21 7882 2002 Apr 21 H26 Disc by Cernis
C/2002 H2 C/LINEAR 2002 Apr 22 2002 Apr 23 7883 2002 Apr 24 7884 Apitzsch from NEO Conf. Page
C/2002 H3 C/SOHO 2002 Apr 17 2002 Apr 25 7886 2002 Apr 25 H47 Disc by Leprette
C/2002 H4 C/SOHO 2002 Apr 18 2002 Apr 25 7886 2002 Apr 25 H47 Disc by Zhou
C/2002 H5 C/SOHO 2002 Apr 19 2002 Apr 25 7886 2002 Apr 25 H47 Disc by Zhou
C/2000 H6 C/SOHO 2000 Apr 26 2002 Apr 26 7899 2002 Apr 26 H49 Disc by Kracht
C/2000 H7 C/SOHO 2000 Apr 28 2002 Apr 26 7899 2002 Apr 26 H49 Disc by Kracht
C/2000 J8 C/SOHO 2000 May 6 2002 Apr 26 7899 2002 Apr 26 H49 Disc by Kracht
C/2002 H6 C/SOHO 2002 Apr 26 2002 Apr 26 7886 2002 Apr 26 H49 Disc by Meyer
P/2002 EJ57 P/LINEAR 2002 Mar 13 2002 May 2 7890 2002 May 2 7890 Asteroidal; Ticha & Tichy from NEO Conf. Page
C/2000 N4 C/SOHO 2000 Jul 4 2002 May 3 7899 2002 May 3 J09 Disc by Kracht
C/2002 J1 C/SOHO 2002 May 1 2002 May 3 7897 2002 May 3 J09 Disc by Kracht
C/2002 J2 C/SOHO 2002 May 3 2002 May 9 7897 2002 May 9 J29 Disc by Kracht
P/2002 BV P/Yeung 2002 Jan 21 2002 May 9 7896 2002 May 9 7896 Asteroidal; Same as 2001 CB40
C/1998 V8 C/SOHO 1998 Nov 3 2002 May 10 7916 2002 May 10 J39 Disc by Kracht
C/1998 W7 C/SOHO 1998 Nov 28 2002 May 10 7916 2002 May 10 J39 Disc by Kracht
C/1998 X12 C/SOHO 1998 Dec 7 2002 May 10 7916 2002 May 10 J39 Disc by Meyer
C/2002 J3 C/SOHO 2002 May 13 2002 May 13 7899 2002 May 13 J46 Disc by Cernis
C/2002 J4 C/NEAT 2002 May 13 2002 May 13 7899 2002 May 13 7899 Disc by Pravdo, Helin, & Lawrence
C/2002 K1 C/NEAT 2002 May 16 2002 May 17 7902 2002 May 17 K17 Disc by Lawrence, Helin, & Pravdo
C/2002 J5 C/LINEAR 2002 May 15 2002 May 18 7904 2002 May 18 7904 Asteroidal; Coma disc by Tichy & Kocer
C/2002 K2 C/LINEAR 2002 May 16 2002 May 18 7904 2002 May 18 7904 Asteroidal; Coma disc by Tichy & Kocer
P/2002 JN16 P/LINEAR 2002 May 9 2002 May 22 7907 2002 May 22 7907 Asteroidal; Coma disc by Trujillo
C/1998 V9 C/SOHO 1998 Nov 8 2002 May 24 7916 2002 May 24 K48 Disc by Leprette
C/2000 C7 C/SOHO 2000 Feb 4 2002 May 24 7919 2002 May 24 K48 Disc by Kracht
C/2002 J6 C/SOHO 2002 May 14 2002 May 24 7909 2002 May 24 K48 Disc by Leprette
C/2002 J7 C/SOHO 2002 May 15 2002 May 24 7909 2002 May 24 K48 Disc by Matson
C/2002 K3 C/SOHO 2002 May 18 2002 May 24 7909 2002 May 24 K48 Disc by Kracht
C/2002 K4 C/NEAT 2002 May 27 2002 May 28 7909 2002 May 29 K69 Disc by Pravdo, Helin, & Lawrence
C/2000 F2 C/SOHO 2000 Mar 19 2002 May 30 7919 2002 May 30 K72 Disc by Kracht
C/2000 F3 C/SOHO 2002 Mar 28 2002 May 30 7919 2002 May 30 K72 Disc by Kracht
C/2001 H8 C/SOHO 2001 Apr 17 2002 May 30 7918 2002 May 30 K72 Disc by Leprette
C/2002 J8 C/SOHO 2002 May 13 2002 May 30 7913 2002 May 30 K72 Disc by Cernis
C/2002 K5 C/SOHO 2002 May 23 2002 May 30 7913 2002 May 30 K72 Disc by Meyer
C/2002 K6 C/SOHO 2002 May 24 2002 May 30 7913 2002 May 30 K72 Disc by Hoenig
C/2002 K7 C/SOHO 2002 May 25 2002 May 30 7913 2002 May 30 K72 Disc by Chen
C/2000 T5 C/SOHO 2000 Oct 7 2002 Jun 5 7919 2002 Jun 5 L19 Disc by Kracht
C/2000 T6 C/SOHO 2000 Oct 12 2002 Jun 5 7919 2002 Jun 5 L19 Disc by Kracht
C/2002 L1 C/SOHO 2002 Jun 5 2002 Jun 5 7916 2002 Jun 5 L22 Disc by Kracht
C/2002 L2 C/SOHO 2002 Jun 6 2002 Jun 7 7916 2002 Jun 7 L28 Disc by Meyer
C/2002 L3 C/SOHO 2002 Jun 7 2002 Jun 7 7918 2002 Jun 7 L31 Disc by Hanson
C/2002 L4 C/SOHO 2002 Jun 7 2002 Jun 7 7918 2002 Jun 7 L31 Disc by Meyer
C/2000 X9 C/SOHO 2000 Dec 3 2002 Jun 14 7919 2002 Jun 14 L63 Disc by Kracht
C/2002 L5 C/SOHO 2002 Jun 11 2002 Jun 14 7919 2002 Jun 14 L63 Disc by Scarmato
C/2002 L6 C/SOHO 2002 Jun 8 2002 Jun 14 7922 2002 Jun 14 L65 Disc by Hanson
C/2002 L7 C/SOHO 2002 Jun 13 2002 Jun 22 7930 2002 Jun 22 M22 Disc by Evans
C/1997 O2 C/SOHO 1997 Jul 25 2002 Jun 22 7931 2002 Jun 22 M23 Disc by Kracht
C/2002 L8 C/SOHO 2002 Jun 15 2002 Jun 22 7930 2002 Jun 22 M23 Disc by Oates
C/1997 U8 C/SOHO 1997 Oct 19 2002 Jun 28 7931 2002 Jun 28 M43 Disc by Kracht
C/2001 J5 C/SOHO 2001 May 13 2002 Jun 28 7931 2002 Jun 28 M43 Disc by Leprette
C/2001 K10 C/SOHO 2001 May 18 2002 Jun 28 7931 2002 Jun 28 M43 Disc by Leprette
C/2002 M1 C/SOHO 2002 Jun 20 2002 Jun 28 7930 2002 Jun 28 M43 Disc by Kracht
C/1997 S4 C/SOHO 1997 Sep 29 2002 Jun 29 7931 2002 Jun 29 M47 Disc by Kracht
C/1997 U9 C/SOHO 1997 Oct 23 2002 Jun 29 7931 2002 Jun 29 M47 Disc by Kracht
C/2002 M2 C/SOHO 2002 Jun 17 2002 Jun 29 7930 2002 Jun 29 M47 Disc by Kracht
C/2002 L9 C/NEAT 2002 Jun 13 2002 Jul 2 7931 2002 Jul 2 7931 Asteroidal; Pravdo from NEO Conf. Page
C/2002 M3 C/SOHO 2002 Jun 23 2002 Jul 15 7935 2002 Jul 15 N41 Disc by Kracht
C/2002 M4 C/SOHO 2002 Jun 27 2002 Jul 15 7935 2002 Jul 15 N41 Disc by Leprette
C/2002 M5 C/SOHO 2002 Jun 28 2002 Jul 15 7935 2002 Jul 15 N41 Disc by Hoffman
C/2002 M6 C/SOHO 2002 Jun 28 2002 Jul 15 7935 2002 Jul 15 N41 Disc by Matson
C/2002 M7 C/SOHO 2002 Jun 28 2002 Jul 15 7935 2002 Jul 15 N41 Disc by Matson
C/2001 C7 C/SOHO 2001 Feb 11 2002 Jul 20 7936 2002 Jul 20 O27 Disc by Kracht
C/2001 D1 C/SOHO 2001 Feb 18 2002 Jul 20 7936 2002 Jul 20 O27 Disc by Kracht
C/2002 N1 C/SOHO 2002 Jul 8 2002 Jul 20 7936 2002 Jul 20 O27 Disc by Leprette
C/2002 O1 C/SOHO 2002 Jul 16 2002 Jul 22 7936 2002 Jul 22 O33 Disc by Matson
C/2002 O2 C/SOHO 2002 Jul 16 2002 Jul 22 7936 2002 Jul 22 O33 Disc by Hoenig
C/2002 O3 C/SOHO 2002 Jul 17 2002 Jul 22 7936 2002 Jul 22 O33 Disc by Matson
C/2001 K11 C/SOHO 2001 May 16 2002 Jul 22 7952 2002 Jul 22 O34 Disc by Kracht
C/2001 L10 C/SOHO 2001 Jun 1 2002 Jul 22 7952 2002 Jul 22 O34 Disc by Oates
C/2001 R7 C/SOHO 2001 Sep 12 2002 Jul 22 7952 2002 Jul 22 O34 Disc by Oates
C/2001 V6 C/SOHO 2001 Nov 2 2002 Jul 22 7952 2002 Jul 22 O34 Disc by Kracht
C/2001 X10 C/SOHO 2001 Dec 15 2002 Jul 22 7952 2002 Jul 22 O34 Disc by Oates
C/2001 L11 C/SOHO 2001 Jun 8 2002 Jul 22 7952 2002 Jul 22 O35 Disc by Leprette
C/2001 Q8 C/SOHO 2001 Aug 24 2002 Jul 22 7952 2002 Jul 22 O35 Disc by Kracht
C/2001 R8 C/SOHO 2001 Sep 6 2002 Jul 22 7952 2002 Jul 22 O35 Disc by Kracht
C/2001 R9 C/SOHO 2001 Sep 7 2002 Jul 22 7952 2002 Jul 22 O35 Disc by Kracht
C/2002 O4 C/Hoenig 2002 Jul 22 2002 Jul 27 7939 2002 Jul 30 O45 Visual disc
P/2002 O5 P/NEAT 2002 Jul 30 2002 Jul 31 7942 2002 Aug 2 P06 Fredrick et al. from NEO Conf. Page
C/2002 O6 C/SWAN 2002 Jul 25 2002 Aug 1 7944 2002 Aug 17 7955 SOHO-SWAN
C/2002 H7 C/SOHO 2002 Apr 23 2002 Aug 3 7948 2002 Aug 3 P08 Disc by Evans
C/2002 M8 C/SOHO 2002 Jun 16 2002 Aug 3 7948 2002 Aug 3 P08 Disc by Evans
C/2002 O7 C/LINEAR 2002 Jul 29 2002 Aug 5 7949 2002 Aug 5 7949 Asteroidal; Coma disc by Boattini
P/2002 O8 P/NEAT 2002 Jul 29 2002 Aug 5 7949 2002 Aug 5 7949 Disc by Lawrence
C/2002 K8 C/SOHO 2002 May 25 2002 Aug 6 7951 2002 Aug 6 P17 Disc by Matson
C/2002 K9 C/SOHO 2002 May 25 2002 Aug 6 7951 2002 Aug 6 P17 Disc by Matson
C/2002 K10 C/SOHO 2002 May 30 2002 Aug 6 7951 2002 Aug 6 P17 Disc by Evans
C/2002 P1 C/NEAT 2002 Aug 7 2002 Aug 8 7950 2002 Aug 10 7952 Disc by Pravdo, Lawrence, and Helin
C/2002 H8 C/SOHO 2002 Apr 20 2002 Aug 9 7951 2002 Aug 9 P41 Disc by Kracht
C/2002 P2 C/SOHO 2002 Aug 10 2002 Aug 13 7956 2002 Aug 13 P55 Disc by Kracht
C/2002 P3 C/SOHO 2002 Aug 12 2002 Aug 15 7956 2002 Aug 15 P63 Disc by Kracht
C/2002 N2 C/SOHO 2002 Jul 11 2002 Aug 16 7956 2002 Aug 16 Q02 Disc by Kracht
C/2002 Q1 C/Van Ness 2002 Aug 17 2002 Aug 19 7956 2002 Aug 19 7956  
C/2002 Q2 C/LINEAR 2002 Aug 26 2002 Aug 27 7960 2002 Aug 27 7960 Disc by Adams
C/2002 Q3 C/LINEAR 2002 Aug 26 2002 Aug 27 7960 2002 Aug 27 7960 Disc by Adams
C/2002 Q5 C/LINEAR 2002 Aug 28 2002 Aug 29 7962 2002 Aug 29 7962 Disc by Manguso
C/2002 Q6 C/SOHO 2002 Aug 23 2002 Aug 30 7963 2002 Aug 30 Q46 Disc by Leprette
C/2002 Q7 C/SOHO 2002 Aug 23 2002 Aug 30 7963 2002 Aug 30 Q46 Disc by Sachs
C/2002 Q8 C/SOHO 2002 Aug 26 2002 Aug 30 7963 2002 Aug 30 Q46 Disc by Zhou
C/2002 Q9 C/SOHO 2002 Aug 19 2002 Sep 1 7969 2002 Sep 1 R02 Disc by Kracht
C/2002 Q10 C/SOHO 2002 Aug 27 2002 Sep 1 7969 2002 Sep 1 R02 Disc by Kracht
C/2002 Q11 C/SOHO 2002 Aug 29 2002 Sep 1 7969 2002 Sep 1 R02 Disc by Sachs
C/2002 Q12 C/SOHO 2002 Aug 18 2002 Sep 8 7969 2002 Sep 8 R34 Disc by Evans
C/2002 Q13 C/SOHO 2002 Aug 27 2002 Sep 8 7969 2002 Sep 8 R34 Disc by Evans
C/2002 Q14 C/SOHO 2002 Aug 29 2002 Sep 8 7969 2002 Sep 8 R34 Disc by Evans
C/2002 R1 C/SOHO 2002 Sep 2 2002 Sep 11 7969 2002 Sep 11 R57 Disc by Kracht
C/2002 R3 C/LONEOS 2002 Sep 4 2002 Sep 14 7970 2002 Sep 14 7970 Asteroidal; Durig from NEO Conf. Page
P/2002 S1 P/Skiff 2002 Sep 17 2002 Sep 20 7972 2002 Sep 20 7974 Originally C/. Changed to P/ on MPEC S61.
C/2002 S2 C/SOHO 2002 Sep 17 2002 Sep 17 7975 2002 Sep 17 S17 Disc by Hoenig
C/2002 R4 C/SOHO 2002 Sep 3 2002 Sep 22 7984 2002 Sep 22 S35 Disc by Kracht
C/2002 R5 C/SOHO 2002 Sep 5 2002 Sep 22 7984 2002 Sep 22 S35 Disc by Matson
C/2002 R6 C/SOHO 2002 Sep 13 2002 Sep 22 7984 2002 Sep 22 S35 Disc by Evans
C/2002 R7 C/SOHO 2002 Sep 13 2002 Sep 22 7984 2002 Sep 22 S35 Disc by Sachs
C/2002 R8 C/SOHO 2002 Sep 15 2002 Sep 22 7984 2002 Sep 22 S35 Disc by Kracht
C/2002 S3 C/SOHO 2002 Sep 17 2002 Sep 22 7984 2002 Sep 22 S36 Disc by Hoenig
P/2002 T1 P/LINEAR 2002 Oct 3 2002 Oct 4 7983 2002 Oct 4 7983 Disc by Blythe & Partridge
C/2002 S4 C/SOHO 2002 Sep 17 2002 Oct 4 7984 2002 Oct 4 T16 Disc by Matson
C/2002 S5 C/SOHO 2002 Sep 19 2002 Oct 4 7984 2002 Oct 4 T16 Disc by Kracht
C/2002 S6 C/SOHO 2002 Sep 20 2002 Oct 5 7986 2002 Oct 5 T25 Disc by Oates
C/2002 S7 C/SOHO 2002 Sep 20 2002 Oct 5 7986 2002 Oct 5 T25 Disc by Matson
C/2002 S8 C/SOHO 2002 Sep 21 2002 Oct 12 7991 2002 Oct 12 T75 Disc by Evans
C/2002 S9 C/SOHO 2002 Sep 23 2002 Oct 12 7991 2002 Oct 12 T75 Disc by Hoenig
C/2002 S10 C/SOHO 2002 Sep 26 2002 Oct 12 7991 2002 Oct 12 T75 Disc by Boschat
C/2002 S11 C/SOHO 2002 Sep 30 2002 Oct 12 7991 2002 Oct 12 T75 Disc by Scarmato
C/2002 T2 C/SOHO 2002 Oct 4 2002 Oct 12 7991 2002 Oct 12 T75 Disc by Leprette
C/2002 T3 C/SOHO 2002 Oct 8 2002 Oct 12 7991 2002 Oct 12 T75 Disc by Oates
P/2002 T4 P/NEAT 2002 Oct 11 2002 Oct 12 7991 2002 Oct 12 7991 Same as 54P/de Vico-Swift (IAUC 7992).
P/2002 T5 P/LINEAR 2002 Oct 5 2002 Oct 22 7998 2002 Oct 22 7998 Asteroidal; Durig & Blackwood from NEO Conf Page
C/2002 U1 C/SOHO 2002 Oct 16 2002 Oct 20 8000 2002 Oct 20 U08 Disc by Leprette
C/2002 U2 C/LINEAR 2002 Oct 25 2002 Oct 26 8000 2002 Oct 26 8000 Disc by Bezpalko
P/2002 T6 P/NEAT-LINEAR 2002 Oct 4 2002 Oct 29 8002 2002 Oct 29 8002 Asteroidal; Birtwhistle from NEO Conf Page
C/2002 T7 C/LINEAR 2002 Oct 14 2002 Oct 29 8003 2002 Oct 29 8003 Asteroidal; Coma disc by Birtwhistle
C/2002 V1 C/NEAT 2002 Nov 6 2002 Nov 6 8010 2002 Nov 7 8011 Disc by Pravdo
C/2002 V2 C/LINEAR 2002 Nov 5 2002 Nov 9 8013 2002 Nov 9 8013 Asteroidal; Tichy from NEO Conf Page
C/1999 M4 C/SOHO 1999 Jun 24 2002 Nov 15 8022 2002 Nov 15 V79 Disc by Oates
C/2002 U3 C/SOHO 2002 Oct 17 2002 Nov 15 8022 2002 Nov 15 V79 Disc by Hoenig
C/1999 O4 C/SOHO 1999 Aug 18 2002 Nov 23 8026 2002 Nov 23 W34 Disc by Kracht
C/2002 U4 C/SOHO 2002 Oct 22 2002 Nov 23 8022 2002 Nov 23 W34 Disc by Hoenig
C/2002 U5 C/SOHO 2002 Oct 26 2002 Nov 23 8022 2002 Nov 23 W34 Disc by Kracht
C/2002 U6 C/SOHO 2002 Oct 28 2002 Nov 27 8025 2002 Nov 27 W42 Disc by Kracht
C/2002 U7 C/SOHO 2002 Oct 30 2002 Nov 27 8025 2002 Nov 27 W42 Disc by Matson
C/2002 U8 C/SOHO 2002 Oct 31 2002 Nov 27 8025 2002 Nov 27 W42 Disc by Leprette
C/2002 U9 C/SOHO 2002 Oct 31 2002 Nov 27 8025 2002 Nov 27 W42 Disc by Hoenig
C/2002 X1 C/LINEAR 2002 Dec 5 2002 Dec 7 8028 2002 Dec 7 8028 Asteroidal; Durig et al. from NEO Conf. Page
C/2002 X2 C/NEAT 2002 Dec 7 2002 Dec 8 8029 2002 Dec 8 8029 Ticha & Tichy from NEO Conf. Page
C/2002 X3 C/SOHO 2002 Dec 4 2002 Dec 10 8032 2002 Dec 10 X64 Disc by Zhou
C/2002 X4 C/SOHO 2002 Dec 4 2002 Dec 10 8032 2002 Dec 10 X64 Disc by Zhou
C/2002 X5 C/Kudo-Fujikawa 2002 Dec 13 2002 Dec 14 8032 2002 Dec 16 8033 Visual disc
C/2002 Y1 C/Juels-Holvorcem 2002 Dec 28 2002 Dec 29 8039 2002 Dec 29 8039  

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: Sunday, 05-Jan-2003 15:44:50 EST