OT: Rainer Kracht finds SOHO comet #500!

From: Matson, Robert (ROBERT.D.MATSON@saic.com)
Date: Wed Aug 14 2002 - 12:52:03 EDT

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    Hi All,
    This is a bit off-topic, but I wanted to congratulate our own Rainer Kracht
    being the finder of SOHO comet #500 on Monday, August 12th!  See the
    following link:
    Rainer has discovered a whopping 63 sungrazing comets (the majority of
    them this year); most of these were found in SOHO's imagery archive and
    had been missed by the professionals, but #500 was a "live" comet that
    Rainer spotted in the real-time data as it entered the narrow field-of-view
    LASCO C2 camera on Monday.
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