Comet discovered using SOHO (off topic)

From: Charlie Eltham (
Date: Tue Aug 29 2000 - 23:34:10 PDT

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    Hello all,
    Picked this up this morning from the BBC science and technology page:
    An amateur astronomer has discovered a new comet - using not a back garden
    telescope but a multi-million pound satellite.
    Michael Oates, a British observer, spotted the comet in an online image
    taken by the satellite-based Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (Soho). It
    is the 200th comet to be found using Soho.
    Full story at:
    Charlie Eltham
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