Recently discovered comets

The below table lists comets that have been discovered in the past 6 months.
For detailed information about a comet, click on its designation.

Comet(s) Today Perihelion Nearest approach
designation Hₒ magn delta radius date magn radius date magn delta
P/2022 S1 (PANSTARRS)13.020.12.62 AU3.17 AU19 Aug 202220.43.15 AU19 Nov 202220.02.46 AU
P/2022 R5 (PANSTARRS)16.021.21.69 AU2.55 AU27 May 202222.32.47 AU27 Oct 202221.21.64 AU
P/2022 R4 (PANSTARRS)16.520.51.47 AU2.09 AU10 Jul 202221.11.96 AU11 Nov 202220.61.37 AU
C/2022 R3 (Leonard)9.019.64.72 AU5.26 AU27 Feb 202319.75.15 AU25 Nov 202219.44.45 AU
C/2022 R2 (ATLAS)17.012.91.03 AU0.75 AU25 Oct 202212.50.63 AU3 Oct 202213.11.02 AU
P/2022 R1 (PANSTARRS)11.520.53.45 AU4.26 AU12 Oct 202319.13.57 AU4 Nov 202319.12.58 AU
C/2022 Q2 (ATLAS)13.016.91.24 AU2.22 AU31 Jan 202317.21.64 AU12 Oct 202216.81.22 AU
C/2022 P3 (ZTF)12.018.32.57 AU2.67 AU27 Jul 202218.72.56 AU30 Nov 202218.42.25 AU
P/2022 P2 (ZTF)12.517.72.41 AU2.14 AU12 Jul 202217.81.99 AU25 Jan 202317.91.72 AU
C/2022 P1 (NEOWISE)13.010.20.93 AU1.74 AU28 Nov 202211.61.60 AU25 Sep 202210.20.85 AU
P/2022 O2 (PANSTARRS)16.019.81.42 AU2.03 AU7 Jan 202319.91.76 AU31 Aug 202220.11.32 AU
C/2022 O1 (ATLAS)6.019.17.24 AU7.57 AU15 Feb 202219.27.43 AU4 Jul 202119.17.20 AU
C/2022 N2 (PANSTARRS)6.020.28.77 AU8.96 AU31 Jul 202514.83.83 AU9 Nov 202514.32.95 AU
C/2022 N1 (Attard-Maury)16.920.42.29 AU1.52 AU10 Sep 202219.61.48 AU23 Jul 202217.80.62 AU
P/2022 M1 (PANSTARRS)17.020.81.24 AU2.14 AU2 Aug 202220.42.06 AU27 Aug 202220.31.07 AU
C/2022 L4 (PANSTARRS)14.023.64.90 AU4.16 AU8 Dec 202121.73.01 AU30 May 202221.32.46 AU
P/2022 L3 (ATLAS)10.716.01.52 AU2.43 AU29 Oct 202215.82.42 AU1 Nov 202215.81.43 AU
C/2022 L2 (ATLAS)6.517.75.75 AU5.68 AU12 Mar 202412.22.69 AU5 Apr 202412.01.81 AU
C/2022 L1 (Catalina)15.817.32.16 AU1.59 AU28 Sep 202217.11.59 AU19 Jul 202217.10.90 AU
C/2022 K1 (Leonard)11.020.84.13 AU4.70 AU17 Dec 202120.43.99 AU28 Jul 202220.13.43 AU
C/2022 J2 (Bok)15.520.12.41 AU1.85 AU27 Oct 202219.61.83 AU18 Dec 202218.30.99 AU
C/2022 J1 (Maury-Attard)14.922.73.55 AU3.22 AU19 Feb 202218.81.60 AU13 Jun 202218.81.26 AU
C/2022 H1 (PANSTARRS)6.019.99.07 AU8.22 AU18 Jan 202419.47.69 AU9 May 202319.27.06 AU

For possible comets still needing confirmation, see http://www.minorplanetcenter.net/iau/NEO/pccp_tabular.html



For each of the listed comets, the current position is plotted in the below all-sky chart:





    Terminology:
            
    delta:      Distance between comet and earth in AU
    radius:     Distance between comet and sun in AU
    magn:       Magnitude (brightness) estimate    
    elong:      Elongation in degrees (angle sun-earth-comet)    
    AU:         Astronomical Unit (mean distance between earth and sun: 149597870.7 km
    Perihelion: On this date the comet (or other type of body) is closest to the sun
    Hₒ:         Absolute magnitude (magnitude from a distance of 1 AU) 
    

Orbital elements provided by MPC (Minor Planet Center).
Observations contributed by observers worldwide, via COBS (Comet Observation Database).
Calculations by a modified version of AAPlus, a C# implementation of the AA+ project by PJ Naughter from the algorithms presented in the book "Astronomical Algorithms" by Jean Meeus.
NGC2000 dso catalog and star labels from VizieR as provided by the Strasbourg astronomical Data Center.
Tycho2 catalog from the ESO archive.