Comet Hunt­ing Record

THE SO­LAR AND HE­LIO­SPHERIC

Air & Space Smithsonian - - Chatter -

Ob­ser­va­tory (SOHO) is on track in Septem­ber to dis­cover its 3,000th comet, more than any other ob­ser­va­tory in history. (That’s Comet ISON zip­ping around the sun, left). Most have been spot­ted by am­a­teur astronomers through the Sun­grazer Pro­ject, run by the U.S. Naval Re­search Lab­o­ra­tory, which of­fers tips on how to find the comets.

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