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3 New Comets Discovered In August 2020; 2 Periodics & Other With An Extremely High Eccentricity.

by Anura Guruge


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These discoveries have just been confirmed — within the week, i.e., August 2, 2020.

Two, i.e., P/2020 O1 & P/2020 O3, are periodicals — in that they have orbital periods that are less than 200-years. Actually both of these have comparatively short orbital periods, i.e., 4.3 & 10 years. That also means that they don’t go very far from the Sun (or us). Also interesting that both these were discovered right after their most recent perihelions. Their next ones are way out.

Not so with the non-periodic, i.e., C/2020 O2. It is due to perihelion a year from now. Its orbital period has yet to be established. But, note its eccentricity. It is over ‘1’. Anything 1 or over has HIGH eccentricity by definition.


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With Comet NEOWISE (i.e., C/2020 F3) Fading, There Is NOTHING New On The Horizon.

by Anura Guruge


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BOTH from: http://www.aerith.net/



NOW you may begin to appreciate why I, for one, was SO EXCITED (& animated) by C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE). Our 1st genuine naked-eye comet in 23-years!

It could be another 23 before we get another one — and, I, for one, will not be around for that.

Hopefully, it won’t be that long.

That is the glory of comets. We could discover a new one tonight that proves to be a great. With comets you never know.

I have started doing my own research — putting together an Excel spreadsheet. I am NOT seeing anything that looks promising. I will, of course, keep you posted.

Keep your toes crossed. We need all the luck we can muster,


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