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My SWAN discovery credits

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Comet Definitions
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Comet Photography

Bright comets of the Past
C/1996 B2 Hyakutake (Great comet of 1996)
C/1995 O1 Hale-Bopp (Great comet of 1997)
C/1998 J1 SOHO
C/2001 A2 LINEAR
C/2000 WM1 LINEAR (2002)
C/2002 C1 Ikeya-Zhang
C/2002 V1 NEAT (2003)
C/2002 X5 Kudo-Fujikawa

C/2001 Q4 NEAT (2004)
C/2002 T7 LINEAR (2004)
C/2004 Q2 Machholz (2005)
C/2006 A1 Pojmanski
C/2006 P1 McNaught
(Great comet of 2007)
C/2007 F1 LONEOS
8P Tuttle (2008)
17P Holmes (2008)
C/2007 W1 Boattini (2008)
C/2007 N3 Lulin (2009)
C/2011 W3 Lovejoy (Great comet of 2011)

C/2011 L4 PANSTARRS (2013)
C/2012 F6 Lemmon (2013)
C/2012 S1 ISON
C/2013 R1 Lovejoy
C/2014 Q2 Lovejoy (2015)
C/2014 Q1 PANSTARRS (2015)
252P LINEAR (2016)

46P Wirtanen (2018)
C/2020 F8 SWAN

Binocular Comets (mag<6)
C/2014 E2 Jacques
C/2013 V5 Oukaimeden (2014)
C/2013 A1 Siding Spring  (2014)
C/2012 K1 PANSTARRS  (2014)
15P Finlay (2014-15)
C/2015 G2 MASTER
C/2013 US10 Catalina (2015-2016)
C/2013 X1 PANSTARRS (2016)
2P Encke (2017)
41P Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak (2017)
45P Honda-Mrkos-Padjusakova (2017)
C/2017 E4 Lovejoy

C/2015 ER61 PANSTARRS (2017)
C/2015 V2 Johnson (2017)

C/2017 T3 ATLAS
21P Giacobini-Zinner (2018)
C/2018 Y1 Iwamoto (2019)
C/2018 W2 Africano (2019)

Other comets

Disintegrating Comets
C/2011 X1 Elenin (2012)

C/2012 T5 Bressi
C/2017 E4 Lovejoy
C/2020 F8 SWAN

Other Interesting Observations