My first SOHO comet

C/2005 W7 (SOHO), detected on 19 Nov, 2005

(C3 frames)

Discovery Story:
I’ve just finished my fall-trip to the Happy Valley in Shenzhen with my classmates. When I got home, it was half past five in the evening. I was very tired and sitting down at my computer. ‘How about searching for comets in the LASCO images now?’  I thought.
So I did. I got to the LASCO and the comet reporting page as quickly as I could, and launched the Comethunter, which is a software designed to search SOHO comets. Soon, I found an object moving towards the sun regularly and getting brighter in the Kreutz area. After measuring the coordinates, I was sure that it was a real one. I pressed the submit botton swiftly and found no one had stepped before me. It was about half past seven in the evening at that moment. Here was the report:
 
Nov 19 2005 06:32:59 Wentao Xu


wentaopachacoti[at]yahoo.com.cn
Potential comet:
Images: C3 (0,0) Upper Left.
1024x1024 images.
20051119
Kreutz group comet.
1023 601 788
1044 600 785
1118 598 780

--Wentao Xu
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Waiting for the next images is a boring but exciting process when you have reported your claim, especially you are the newuser. Just waiting, waiting and waiting~~’Oh, the image of 1142UT come out!!’  I opened the image with the Comethunter nervously, and was very excited to find there was more coordinates to support my claim. Yeah, I am successful to my first SOHO comet! My heart was soon relaxing, but it still kept beating quickly, just seemed that had just finished the competitive running game. As Tony said, my effort and dedication has finally paid off.
Certainly, I made some further posts:
 
Nov 19 2005 07:05:40 Wentao Xu


wentaopachacoti[at]yahoo.com.cn

Further to my post of...
Images: C3 (0,0) Upper Left.
1024x1024 images.
20051119 06:32:5
Kreutz group comet.
1142 595 777

--Wentao Xu

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nov 19 2005 07:57:25 Wentao Xu


wentaopachacoti[at]yahoo.com.cn
Further to my post of...
Images: C3 (0,0) Upper Left.
1024x1024 images.
20051119 06:32:59
Kreutz group comet.
1218 592 772

--Wentao Xu
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
When you see the animation above, maybe you can find that there is the other comet just to the right of mine. Exactly  you’re right, it was discovered by Jiangao Ruan, who is from Guangxi. A lot of my friends have asked me why I hadn’t found it.  It was funny to answer this question was that the pointer had covered it!
Maybe I shall leave a chance to Jiangao. Uh…Deuce knows!
Soon Hua Su comfirmed both my post and Jiangao’s:
 
Nov 19 2005 08:29:07 HuaHua SuSu


cdsuhuasky[at]163.comcdsuhuasky[at]163.com

Confirming comet of:
Images: C3 (0,0) Upper Left.
1024x1024 images.
2005/11/19 06:32:59
Kreutz group comet.

--Hua Su
Confirming comet of:
Images: C3 (0,0) Upper Left.
1024x1024 images.
2005/11/19 06:39:39
Kreutz group comet.

--Hua Su

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Alright, the below one is also the animation of my first comet:

(C2 frames)

Looking at the animation(C2’s one), you can find three comets in the images after 08:30UT. The brightest one is mine, the fainter one is Jiangao’s. The faintest one which mightbe the component of mine was discovered by Quanzhi, who is my friend.

The comet is the 1150th SOHO comet and its designation is C/2005 W7 (SOHO). The orbit element is available here: K05Y14.

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My first SOHO comet

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