Comet discoverers sorted by country

created: 26.3.2017
CountryNameTown/CityWebRemarksImageSource
Australia David Seargent Cowra, NSW
Australia John Broughton Reedy Creek, Queensland discovered P/2002 T5 + C/2006 OF2 johnbroughton20inch-p2005t5-a.jpg
Australia Terry Lovejoy Thornlands, Qld http://www.pbase.com/terrylovejoy discovered C/2007 E2 + C/2007 K5 + C/2011 W3 + C/2013 R1 terry-lovejoy-comet.jpg
Australia Vello Tabur Wanniassa, Canberra http://www.tip.net.au/~vello discovered C/1996 Q1, C/1997 N1 and C/2003 T3 tabur-by-bouma-.jpg
Australia Justin Tilbrook Clare Valley http://www.assa.org.au/articles/tilbrook1/ discovered C/1997 O1 and C/1999 A1 justintilbrook.jpg http://www.assa.org.au/articles/tilbrook1/
Australia William A. Bradfield Yankalilla, South Australia (1927 - 2014) discovered 18 comets, most recent C/2004 F4 bradfield-by-bouma.jpg
Australia Daniel W. Lynn Kinglake West, Victoria discovered C/1999 N2 (Lynn) http://www.comethunter.de
Australia Peter Williams Heathcote, N.S.W
Australia Steven Lee Mudgee NSW http://www.aao.gov.au/local/www/sl/comet.html discovered C/1999 H1 Lee tweety3.jpg
Austria Michael Jäger Weissenkirchen http://www.cometpieces.at discovered P/1998 U3 A71tivoli.jpg
Brazil Paulo R. Holvorcem Porto Seguro, Bahia discovered C/2002 Y1 and C/2005 N1 with Charles Juels and C/2011 K1 (Schwartz-Holvorcem), C/2013 D1 (Holvorcem), C/2013 U2 (Holvorcem) working remote charlesjuelspauloholvorcem-2001.jpg
Brazil Cristovao Jacques Oliveira discovered C/2014 E2 (Jacques) and C/2015 F4 Jacques
Canada Vance Avery Petriew Regina, SK discovered P/2001 Q2 Petriew, now 185P from Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park, Saskatchewan
China Rui Yang Hangzhou, Zhejiang, discovered (P/2009 L2) ruiyang-1.jpg
China Xing Gao Xinjiang http://www.xjltp.com discovered P/2009 L2, using a 0.07-m f/2.8 lens and camera + CCD xinggao.jpg
China Daqing Zhang Kaifeng, Henan province discovered C/2002 C1 (Ikeya-Zhang) zhang3.jpg
Croatia Korado Korlevic Visnjan discovered P/1999 WJ7 (Korlevic) 200px-Korado_Korlevic_2000.jpg http://www.comethunter.de
France Claudine Rinner Ottmarsheim http://www.astrosurf.com/rinner/index.htm discovered P/2011 W2 + C/2012 CH17 from Marocco claudine-rinner.jpg
Germany Sebastian F. Hoenig Dossenheim http://www.sungrazer.org/ discovered C/2002 O4 sebastian-hoenig.jpg
Italy Mauro Vittorio Zanotta Como (1963 - 2009), discovered C/1991 Y1
Japan Koichi Itagaki Takanezawa-Tochigidi discovered C/2009 E1 0,2-m f/3, reflector + CCD koichiitagakicontrol-room.jpgkoichiitagakitel-21cm.jpg http://remanzacco.blogspot.com/2009/03/new-comet-c2009-e1-itagaki.html
Japan Tetuo Kudo Nishi Goshi, Kikuchi, Kumamoto discovered C/2002 X5
Japan Shigehisa Fujikawa Oonohara, Kagawa discovered C/2002 X5
Japan Kaoru Ikeya Mori-machi, Shuchi-gun, Shizuoka-ken discovered C/2002 C1 (Ikeya-Zhang)+ P/2010 V1 (Ikeya-Murakami) kaoru_ikeya25cm-telescope.jpg
Japan Shigeki Murakami Tohkamachi, Niigata-ken discovered C/2002 E2 + P/2010 V1 shigeki_murakami46cm-telescope.jpg
Japan Syogo Utsunomiya Aso, Kumamoto discovered C/2000 W1 (Utsunomiya-Jones) utsunom.gif
Japan Masuyuki Iwamoto Awa, Tokushima-ken discovered C/2013 E2 iwamoto.jpg
Japan Yuji Hyakutake (Hayato, Aira-gun, Kagoshima-ken (1950 - 2002) discovered C/1995 Y1, C/1996 B2 yuji-hyakutake.jpg
Japan Hideo Nishimura Kakegawa, Shizuoka-Ken co-discovered C/1994 N1
Japan Masamitsu Nakamura Hamamatsu, Shizuoka-Ken co-discovered C/1994 N1
Japan Kesao Takamizawa Saku-cho co-discovered C/1994 G1, discovered C/1994 J2
Japan Osamu Muramatsu Yatsugatake South Base Observatory co-discovered P/1993 X1
Japan Yoshio Kushida Yatsugatake South Base Observatory co-discoverd P/1993 X1, discovered C/1994 A1
Japan Nobuo Oshita Furukawa-machi discovered C/1992 W1
Japan Zenichi Tanaka Yodoe discovered C/1992 F1
Japan Masaru Arai Yorii discovered C/1991 A2
Japan Kiyoshi Tsuchiya Asahikawa, Hokkaido co-discovered Tsuchiya-Kiuchi C/1990 N1
Japan Tsuruhiko Kiuchi Usuda-machi, Minamisaku-gun discovered 1990 E1 and C/1990 N1 Kiuchi.jpg
Japan Yuji Nakamura Yokkaichi, Mie co-discovered C/1990 E1
Korea Dae-am Yi Yeongwol-kun, Gangwon-do discovered C/2009 F6 using a Canon 5D camera and a 90-mm f/2.8 lens dae-am-yi.jpg www.comethunter.de
Lithuania Kazimieras Cernis Vilnius discovered C/1980 O1, C/1983 O1 and C/1990E1 KazimierasCernis.jpg
New Zealand Rodney Austin New Plymouth, Taranaki rodneyaustin.jpg
New Zealand Albert F. Jones Nelson (1920 - 2013) discovered C/2000 W1 (Utsunomiya-Jones) albert-jones-small.jpg
P.R.China Tao CHEN SuZhou,JiangSu discovered C/2008 C1 Telescope:0.3m F/5 Newtonian telescope+CCD taochen.jpg
Russia Leonid Elenin Lubertsy City C/2010 X1 + P/2011 NO1, using remote controlled telescopes in New Mexico, USA
Russia Artyom Novichonok + Vladimir Gerke Nizhniy Arkhyz discovered P/2011 R3 (Novichonok-Gerke) + C/2012 S1 (ISON)
Russia Vitali Nevski Kislodovsk discovered C/2012 S1 (ISON) + C/2013 V3 (Nevski) Nevski-Novichonok.jpg
Russia Vladimir Gerke Nizhniy Arkhyz discovered P/2011 R3 (Novichonok-Gerke)
Slovak Republic Tomas Vorobjov Bratislava http://ssonblog.sierrastars.com/?p=319 discovered P/2012 T7 using remotely a 0.81-m f/7 Ritchey-Chretien reflector located at the Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter. tomas-vorobjov-iasc-award.jpg
Slovenia Jan Vales Idrija discovered P/2010 H2 jan_vales+60cm_crni_vrh_telescope.jpg
Slovenia Stanislav Maticic Crni Vrh http://www.observatorij.org discovered C/2008 Q1 stanislav-maticic60-cm-cichocki-telescope-crni-vrh-observato.jpg
Switzerland Michel Ory Delemont http://www.jura-observatory.ch/ discovered P/2008 Q2 + C/2013 V5 (Oukaimeden) michelory.jpgmichelory61cm-tel-r.jpg
Taiwan Q.-z. Ye Lulin Observatory http://www.lulin.ncu.edu.tw/index_english.htm discovered C/2007 N3 0.41-m Ritchey-Chretien + CCD, observatory code D35 quanzhi-yelulin-telescope.jpg MPEC
Ukraine Gennady Borisov Nauchnyi, Crimea, discovered C/2013 N4 + C/2013 V2 + C/2014 Q3 Borisov + C/2014 R1 Borisov + C/2015 D4 Borisov borisov-portrait-oleg-bruzgalov.jpg personal email
USA Alan Hale Cloudcroft http://www.earthriseinstitute.org/comupdate.html discovered C/1995 O1 http://www.xtec.cat/~aparra1/astronom/hb/howwas2.htm alan.jpg
USA Don Machholz Colfax, CA http://www.thecomethunter.com/ discovered 11 comets, recent ones C/2004 Q2 + C/2010 F4 donmachholz47cm-telescope.jpgdonmachholz6inch-tel-discov-c2004q2-by-markmachholz-p.jpg
USA Doug Snyder Palominas, AZ http://www.blackskies.org/ discovered C/2002E2 Snyder-Murakami Teleguy20.jpg
USA Gary Hug + Graham E. Bell Topeka, KS https://sites.google.com/a/sitechservo.info/gary-hug-s-site/ discovered P/1999 X1 Hug-Bell ( 179P/Hug-Bell) Farpoint Observatory, with a 0.3 m SCT, Observatory code 734 Gary-Hug-Shoemaker-winner.jpg MPEC 2008-Y53
USA Patrick Stonehouse Wolverine, MI, http://patstonehouse.blogspot.com/ discovered C/1998/H1 patstonehouaseuniversity.jpg
USA Michael Schwartz Patagonia, AZ http://www.tenagraobservatories.com/ discovered C/2011 K1 (Schwartz-Holvorcem) + C/2013 T2 michaelschwartz.jpg
USA David Levy Vail, AZ http://www.jarnac.org/ discovered 23 comets, recent ones P/2006 T1 + P/2010 E2 (Jarnac) WendeeDoveedObadiah_small.jpg MPEC
USA Roy Tucker Tucson, AZ http://gpobs.home.mindspring.com/gpobs.htm discovered C/2004 Q1 roy_tucker.jpg
USA Thomas Bopp Stanfield, AZ co-discoverer C/ 1995 O1 http://www.xtec.cat/~aparra1/astronom/hb/howwas2.htm tombopp.jpg cometography.com
USA Robert E. Holmes Charleston, IL http://ari.home.mchsi.com/ discovered C/2008 N1 robertholmes.jpg
USA Charles Wilson Juels Fountain Hills, AZ discovered C/2002 Y1 + C/2005 N1, charlesjuelspauloholvorcem-2001.jpg
USA Manfred Bruenjes Warrensburg, Missouri http://www.moonglow.net discovered C/2012 C2 FredBruenjes.jpg
USA William Kwong Yu Yeung Benson, AZ discovered C/2002 BV william-yeung.jpg
USA Edward W. Szczepanski Columbus discovered C/1996 B1 edward-szczepanski.jpg
USA Howard Brewington Cloudcroft re-discovered 97P/Metcalf-Brewington, discovered C/1989W1, 1991Y1, 154P, 1996N1 Howard-Brewington.jpg