(3200) Phaethon in SOHO LASCO C2


Worachate
 

Hello all,

I have VERY high confidence that the object reported by Zhijian Xu on 2022 May 15 (https://sungrazer.nrl.navy.mil/report/reportzx20220515100503) is (3200) Phaethon.

The time of entry, rate of motion, and trajectory in C2 are all strongly support my conclusion.

Best regards,
Worachate Boonplod


Worachate
 

I would like to add my plot for predicted path of Phaethon at bottom-half of the C2 field, it's almost at the right place and right time. Orbit of Phaethon for 2022 apparition comes from here - http://aerith.net/comet/catalog/A03200/2022.html



The object may also appear in STEREO-A images but we have to wait a few more days.

Worachate Boonplod