The Meyer group

Paths of the Meyer group comets in the SOHO/C2 FOV. The paths are given for the middle of the month. Images prepared by R. Kracht. Click for a larger image.

Meyer group (116 members)

Graph showing the distribution of Meyer group comets 1996-2007 regarding the number of positions

Graph showing the distribution of Meyer group comets 1996-2007 regarding the observed arc

The orbital elements listed below are by the Author. The elements by the MPC (B. G. Marsden) can be found here. Of course all these orbits are quite uncertain in their absolute accuracy. For some only representative solutions have been chosen since no convergence was found. There even exists the slight possibility that comets have been misidentified as group members because the group membership is often based on the apparent track of the comets in the C2/C3 field of view. Especially the very short arcs do not allow a unambiguous and converging solution.

Name              T                q (AU)  w      node   i      L       B      Reference   Notes
C/1996 N3 (SOHO)  1996 Jul 03.85   0.0351  57.16  73.15  72.14   98.57  53.10  Meyer 2006	
C/1997 G7 (SOHO)  1997 Apr 08.98   0.0352  56.19  73.46  71.26   99.09  51.89  Meyer 2006	
C/1997 H4 (SOHO)  1997 Apr 21.36   0.0356  57.44  72.39  72.99   97.00  53.70  Meyer 2006	
C/1997 H5 (SOHO)  1997 Apr 29.25   0.0351  57.95  70.44  76.80   90.48  55.61  Meyer 2006  e
C/1997 L2 (SOHO)  1997 Jun 10.87   0.0381  57.31  72.62  71.69   98.70  53.03  Meyer 2006	
C/1997 O2 (SOHO)  1997 Jul 25.48   0.0356  57.02  73.07  71.91   98.64  52.88  Meyer 2006	
C/1997 U8 (SOHO)  1997 Oct 19.98   0.0310  58.09  71.16  71.91   97.66  53.80  Meyer 2006	
C/1997 U9 (SOHO)  1997 Oct 23.12   0.0393  59.75  70.04  73.05   96.60  55.72  Meyer 2006  e, s
C/1997 X7 (SOHO)  1997 Dec 15.55   0.0346  57.11  72.82  72.63   97.60  53.27  Meyer 2006	
C/1998 G9 (SOHO)  1998 Apr 11.95   0.0350  56.33  72.09  74.83   93.54  53.44  Meyer 2006  e, s
C/1998 V8 (SOHO)  1998 Nov 03.41   0.0363  57.46  72.87  72.02   98.69  53.31  Meyer 2006	
C/1998 W7 (SOHO)  1998 Nov 28.25   0.0362  56.90  73.21  72.13   98.42  52.87  Meyer 2006	
C/1999 F3 (SOHO)  1999 Mar 17.38   0.0363  58.20  72.28  73.71   96.62  54.66  Meyer 2006  e, s
C/1999 K16 (SOHO) 1999 May 26.65   0.0339  56.77  72.64  71.75   98.19  52.60  Meyer 2006	
C/1999 L9 (SOHO)  1999 Jun 09.45   0.0381  57.94  70.17  70.71   97.98  53.12  Meyer 2006	
C/1999 P7 (SOHO)  1999 Aug 13.17   0.0368  59.43  74.39  73.80   99.67  55.77  Meyer 2006	
C/2000 B8 (SOHO)  2000 Jan 16.85   0.0328  55.03  74.27  72.95   97.01  51.58  Meyer 2006  e
C/2000 C2 (SOHO)  2000 Feb 03.87   0.0364  57.51  73.92  73.26   98.26  53.88  Meyer 2006  e
C/2000 C5 (SOHO)  2000 Feb 07.92   0.0366  57.20  71.12  72.39   96.27  53.24  Meyer 2006  e
C/2000 J8 (SOHO)  2000 May 06.42   0.0368  56.93  73.64  72.53   98.39  53.07  Meyer 2006	
C/2000 N4 (SOHO)  2000 Jul 04.81   0.0355  59.70  74.43  74.29   99.29  56.22  Meyer 2006  e
C/2000 X9 (SOHO)  2000 Dec 03.75   0.0383  59.91  73.97  72.64  101.22  55.67  Meyer 2006	
C/2001 C7 (SOHO)  2001 Feb 11.71   0.0375  56.33  74.59  73.35   97.86  52.88  Meyer 2006  e
C/2001 E1 (SOHO)  2001 Mar 15.63   0.0360  56.53  74.39  71.11  100.48  52.12  Meyer 2006	
C/2001 K11 (SOHO) 2001 May 16.85   0.0339  57.26  73.29  72.35   98.54  53.28  Meyer 2006	
C/2001 L10 (SOHO) 2001 Jun 01.47   0.0355  57.73  72.40  71.70   98.84  53.40  Meyer 2006	
C/2001 R7 (SOHO)  2001 Sep 12.78   0.0365  55.37  74.41  71.93   98.60  51.47  Meyer 2006  e, s
C/2001 T1 (SOHO)  2001 Oct 09.16   0.0363  55.66  73.52  71.19   98.79  51.41  Meyer 2006  s
C/2001 V6 (SOHO)  2001 Nov 02.50   0.0383  56.20  72.64  71.55   97.94  52.02  Meyer 2006	
C/2001 X8 (SOHO)  2001 Dec 12.86   0.0370  56.22  74.35  72.32   98.77  52.37  Meyer 2006	
C/2001 X10 (SOHO) 2001 Dec 15.55   0.0360  56.74  73.80  73.45   97.28  53.28  Meyer 2006	
C/2002 A4 (SOHO)  2002 Jan 01.30   0.0356  57.46  74.24  73.43   98.32  53.90  Meyer 2006  e, s
C/2002 H8 (SOHO)  2002 Apr 20.99   0.0341  57.29  72.75  71.49   99.05  52.93  Meyer 2006  e
C/2002 P3 (SOHO)  2002 Aug 12.67   0.0352  58.34  76.10  76.30   97.11  55.79  Meyer 2006	
C/2002 R8 (SOHO)  2002 Sep 15.72   0.0351  57.60  71.27  71.72   97.57  53.29  Meyer 2006  e, s
C/2002 T2 (SOHO)  2002 Oct 04.36   0.0369  59.20  69.82  72.12   97.07  54.83  Meyer 2006  e, s
C/2002 U6 (SOHO)  2002 Oct 28.27   0.0360  56.90  74.53  73.23   98.40  53.33  Meyer 2006	
C/2002 V4 (SOHO)  2002 Nov 09.72   0.0357  56.28  74.77  72.47   99.06  52.48  Meyer 2006	
C/2002 X6 (SOHO)  2002 Dec 02.44   0.0346  57.42  74.75  72.55   99.89  53.50  Meyer 2006	
C/2002 Y2 (SOHO)  2002 Dec 19.78   0.0396  57.71  74.44  73.75   98.32  54.25  Meyer 2006	
C/2003 B1 (SOHO)  2003 Jan 17.08   0.0354  56.27  74.14  73.40   97.31  52.84  Meyer 2006	
C/2003 H5 (SOHO)  2003 Apr 27.48   0.0354  57.42  74.76  72.08  100.47  53.30  Meyer 2006  e
C/2003 K5 (SOHO)  2003 May 21.35   0.0347  55.70  74.13  72.47   97.95  51.97  Meyer 2006	
C/2003 K6 (SOHO)  2003 May 30.12   0.0372  56.47  73.67  71.87   98.82  52.39  Meyer 2006	
C/2003 U4 (SOHO)  2003 Oct 21.19   0.0355  56.71  74.93  73.32   98.54  53.20  Meyer 2006	
C/2003 W2 (SOHO)  2003 Nov 29.92   0.0314  56.54  74.97  73.26   98.52  53.03  Meyer 2006	
C/2003 Y1 (SOHO)  2003 Dec 20.50   0.0354  56.72  74.70  72.81   98.94  53.00  Meyer 2006	
C/2004 B2 (SOHO)  2004 Jan 29.11   0.0351  57.47  74.91  73.44   98.99  53.91  Meyer 2006	
C/2004 C2 (SOHO)  2004 Feb 05.15   0.0322  58.52  74.67  73.99   98.92  55.06  Meyer 2006	
C/2004 G2 (SOHO)  2004 Apr 10.14   0.0385  57.62  73.67  74.07   97.07  54.30  Meyer 2006	
C/2004 H4 (SOHO)  2004 Apr 16.90   0.0359  60.75  72.51  76.30   95.43  57.96  Meyer 2006  e, s
C/2004 H5 (SOHO)  2004 Apr 30.72   0.0335  54.56  75.59  68.59  102.74  49.33  Meyer 2006  e, s
C/2004 T2 (SOHO)  2004 Oct 09.10   0.0347  59.76  73.14  72.99   99.79  55.70  Meyer 2006  e, f
C/2004 U3 (SOHO)  2004 Oct 18.64   0.0375  58.29  73.29  73.41   98.09  54.62  Meyer 2006  e, s
C/2005 B4 (SOHO)  2005 Jan 30.81   0.0344  57.39  74.21  74.43   96.97  54.24  Meyer 2006  e, s
C/2005 C1 (SOHO)  2005 Feb 02.32   0.0370  59.26  76.40  73.97  101.31  55.70  Meyer 2006  e, s
C/2005 H2 (SOHO)  2005 Apr 17.80   0.0355  58.23  73.17  76.52   93.80  55.77  Meyer 2006  e
C/2005 H9 (SOHO)  2005 Apr 29.03   0.0353  57.89  73.88  73.70   97.98  54.39  Meyer 2006	
C/2005 K4 (SOHO)  2005 May 16.37   0.0371  56.29  74.57  72.99   98.25  52.70  Meyer 2006	
C/2005 K9 (SOHO)  2005 May 28.22   0.0355  56.88  74.46  73.09   98.49  53.26  Meyer 2006	
C/2005 O5 (SOHO)  2005 Jul 26.30   0.0371  61.25  69.77  72.78   98.12  56.87  Meyer 2006	
C/2005 Q2 (SOHO)  2005 Aug 23.20   0.0383  56.55  75.94  72.15  100.83  52.58  Meyer 2006  e, s
C/2005 Q8 (SOHO)  2005 Aug 25.36   0.0372  57.08  74.65  73.41   98.45  53.56  Meyer 2006  e, s
C/2005 T9 (SOHO)  2005 Oct 08.28   0.0368  56.11  74.66  72.24   99.08  52.24  Meyer 2006	
C/2005 W9 (SOHO)  2005 Nov 19.66   0.0368  59.94  73.50  72.73  100.66  55.74  Meyer 2006  e
C/2005 W11 (SOHO) 2005 Nov 20.09   0.0364  57.45  74.29  73.48   98.30  53.91  Meyer 2006	
C/2005 Y8 (SOHO)  2005 Dec 25.13   0.0340  57.14  74.33  73.59   97.95  53.69  Meyer 2006	
C/2006 B4 (SOHO)  2006 Jan 26.59   0.0337  57.88  73.68  75.64   95.24  55.13  Meyer 2006	
C/2006 F6 (SOHO)  2006 Mar 23.04   0.0333  55.69  73.92  74.37   95.46  52.70  Meyer 2006  e
C/2006 J5 (SOHO)  2006 May 08.13   0.0373  57.45  72.19  70.21  100.13  52.48  Meyer 2006  e
C/2006 R3 (SOHO)  2006 Sep 02.74   0.0340  58.54  69.73  74.21   93.71  55.17  Meyer 2006  e
C/2006 U10 (SOHO) 2006 Oct 20.24   0.0350  57.91  73.49  74.13   97.05  54.58  Meyer 2006  e
C/2006 X10 (SOHO) 2006 Dec 15.61   0.0345  56.94  74.17  72.76   98.65  53.17  Meyer 2007
C/2007 A6 (SOHO)  2007 Jan 11.24   0.0384  57.34  70.73  70.33   98.43  52.44  Meyer 2007
C/2007 C10 (SOHO) 2007 Feb 07.32   0.0352  57.99  73.14  72.40   98.95  53.93  Meyer 2007  e
C/2007 F4 (SOHO)  2007 Mar 28.58   0.0347  55.82  75.51  72.35   99.57  52.03  Meyer 2007  f
C/2007 J1 (SOHO)  2007 May 02.95   0.0348  56.99  73.86  72.61   98.56  53.15  Meyer 2007
C/2007 K12 (SOHO) 2007 May 18.61   0.0346  56.89  73.93  72.54   98.64  53.04  Meyer 2007
C/2007 R10 (SOHO) 2007 Sep 15.01   0.0372  55.09  74.73  74.92   95.18  52.36  Meyer 2007  q
C/2007 U7 (SOHO)  2007 Oct 27.31   0.0325  59.55  71.48  73.43   97.36  55.72  Meyer 2007
C/2007 V10 (SOHO) 2007 Nov 09.49   0.0350  59.71  73.49  76.98   94.58  57.28  Meyer 2007
C/2007 X7 (SOHO)  2007 Dec 10.55   0.0378  57.26  73.58  71.98   99.27  53.12  Meyer 2008
C/2007 X14 (SOHO) 2007 Dec 14.29   0.0345  56.24  73.79  72.48   98.04  52.45  Meyer 2008
C/2007 Y8 (SOHO)  2007 Dec 28.18   0.0344  56.95  73.61  72.77   98.09  53.19  Meyer 2008
C/2008 D6 (SOHO)  2008 Feb 19.31   0.0338  57.29  75.92  73.23  100.11  53.67  Meyer 2008  e
C/2008 F1 (SOHO)  2008 Mar 20.04   0.0300  56.39  73.99  72.96   97.78  52.77  Meyer 2008  f
C/2008 H4 (SOHO)  2008 Apr 18.52   0.0373  58.55  72.35  73.38   97.41  54.83  Meyer 2008
C/2008 J10 (SOHO) 2008 May 07.24   0.0369  56.95  73.32  72.16   98.53  52.93  Meyer 2008
C/2008 J12 (SOHO) 2008 May 08.29   0.0379  57.26  71.58  70.92   98.53  52.65  Meyer 2008
C/2008 K8 (SOHO)  2008 May 26.01   0.0370  57.68  71.74  71.19   98.75  53.12  Meyer 2008
C/2008 L11 (SOHO) 2008 Jun 13.12   0.0347  57.08  73.11  72.45   98.08  53.16  Meyer 2008
C/2008 L15 (SOHO) 2008 Jun 15.94   0.0366  58.92  69.41  70.22   98.72  53.70  Meyer 2008
C/2008 T6 (SOHO)  2008 Oct 02.49   0.0320  57.58  73.00  72.89   97.86  53.78  Meyer 2009  e
C/2008 U6 (SOHO)  2008 Oct 18.51   0.0390  58.16  71.50  71.59   98.46  53.71  Meyer 2009  e
C/2008 V2 (SOHO)  2008 Nov 04.82   0.0384  57.44  72.11  71.34   98.72  52.99  Meyer 2009
C/2008 X5 (SOHO)  2008 Dec 07.60   0.0357  59.69  71.46  71.65   99.76  55.03  Meyer 2008  q
C/2009 B10 (SOHO) 2009 Jan 29.40   0.0355  56.63  73.34  72.20   98.24  52.67  Meyer 2009
C/2009 D6 (SOHO)  2009 Feb 24.92   0.0351  57.37  74.15  72.84   98.89  53.58  Meyer 2009  f
C/2009 D8 (SOHO)  2009 Feb 26.24   0.0333  58.00  74.53  72.82   99.83  54.12  Meyer 2009  f
C/2009 E3 (SOHO)  2009 Mar 07.57   0.0330  55.99  75.98  73.00   99.41  52.44  Meyer 2009  ef
C/2009 S9 (SOHO)  2009 Sep 27.09   0.0419  57.19  73.18  72.43   98.27  53.25  Meyer 2010
C/2009 U7 (SOHO)  2009 Oct 17.92   0.0355  57.07  73.77  72.80   98.31  53.30  Meyer 2010  f
C/2009 Y8 (SOHO)  2009 Dec 17.91   0.0353  57.15  73.43  72.32   98.62  53.17  Meyer 2010
C/2009 Y18(SOHO)  2010 Jan 01.18   0.0352  57.28  73.32  72.39   98.54  53.31  Meyer 2010
C/2010 A17(SOHO)  2010 Jan 12.46   0.0320  56.70  75.29  73.53   98.64  53.27  Meyer 2010
C/2010 F8 (SOHO)  2010 Mar 21.56   0.0355  57.48  72.92  72.83   97.77  53.67  Meyer 2010  f
C/2010 G5 (SOHO)  2010 Apr 15.24   0.0356  57.21  73.72  72.83   98.34  53.44  Meyer 2010  ef
C/2010 L11(SOHO)  2010 Jun 08.68   0.0365  57.08  73.37  72.13   98.73  53.03  Meyer 2010
C/2010 O6 (SOHO)  2010 Jul 29.37   0.0334  56.76  71.99  72.02   97.21  52.71  Meyer 2013
C/2010 S3 (SOHO)  2010 Sep 19.63   0,0359  54.80  68.42  67,42   96.98  48.98  Meyer 2013  e
C/2010 T4 (SOHO)  2010 Oct 02.13   0.0334  58.07  72.23  72,80   97.62  54.17  Meyer 2013  f
C/2010 T6 (SOHO)  2010 Oct 04.68   0.0357  56.67  69.60  67,97   99.30  50.76  Meyer 2013
C/2010 V6 (SOHO)  2010 Nov 05.70   0.0334  57.42  72.14  71,79   98.20  53.17  Meyer 2013  e
C/2010 V11(SOHO)  2010 Nov 12.98   0.0329  57.75  73.40  70,88  100.84  53.04  Meyer 2013  e
C/2010 W5 (SOHO)  2010 Nov 25.25   0.0366  57.33  73.34  72,67   98.26  53.47  Meyer 2013
C/2010 W6 (SOHO)  2010 Nov 25.50   0.0355  56.42  73.52  71,99   98.49  52.40  Meyer 2013


                           Mean    0.0356  57.37  73.30  72.69   98.20  53.50
             Standard Deviation    0.0019   1.19   1.54   1.47    1.62   1.37

(w, node, i, L and B in degrees)

e ... orbit with excluded observations
s ... selected representative orbit of a number of solutions
f ... forced for value of inclination
q ... forced for value of perihelion distance

Possible Meyer group comets waiting for confirmation/orbits:

117 2011-01-15     C2 Masanori Uchina
118 2011-02-27     C2/C3 Masanori Uchina
119 2011-04-18     C2 Szymon Liwo
120 2011-04-19     C2 Michal Kusiak
121 2011-04-30     C2 Zhijian Xu
122 2011-05-25     C2 Rainer Kracht
123 2011-05-30     C2 Michal Kusiak
124 2011-07-11     C2 Masanori Uchina
125 2011-07-14     C2 Sergei Schmalz
126 2011-07-16     C2 Zhijian Zhu
127 2011-09-14     C2 Bo Zhou
128 2011-12-16     C2 Sergei Schmalz

129 2012-01-06     C2 Rob Matson
130 2012-01-29     C2/C3 Zhijian Xu
131 2012-02-04     C2 Sergei Schmalz
132 2012-02-11     C2 Szymon Liwo
133 2012-02-29     C2/C3 Krzysztof Kida
134 2012-03-15     C2 Bo Zhou
135 2012-03-22     C2/C3 Bo Zhou
136 2012-04-05     C2 Sergei Schmalz, Szymon Liwo and Krzysztof Kida
137 2012-04-15     C2 Krzysztof Kida
138 2012-07-21     C2 Peiyuan Sun
139 2012-08-01     C2 Zhijian Xu
140 2012-08-14     C2 Sergei Schmalz
141 2012-08-31     C2 Ritsu Tainaka
142 2012-09-18     C3 Zhijian Xu
143 2012-10-29     C2 Zhijian Xu
144 2012-12-08     C2 Zhijian Xu
145 2012-12-17     C2 Zhijian Xu
146 2012-12-21     C2 Zhijian Xu

147 2013-01-30     C2 Peiyuan Sun
148 2013-03-02     C2 Bo Zhou
149 2013-04-09     C3 Zhijian Xu
150 2013-05-03     C2 Bo Zhou
151 2013-06-16     C2 Zhijian Xu
152 2013-07-21     C2 Pedro Maysonet, Peiyuan Sun
153 2013-07-29     C2 Jiandong Zhu
154 2013-08-07     C2 Masanori Uchina
155 2013-09-15     C2 Zhijian Xu
156 2013-09-20     C2 Zhijian Xu
157 2013-10-10     C2 Peiyuan Sun
158 2013-10-14     C2 Szymon Liwo
159 2013-12-24     C2 Peiyuan Sun

160 2014-01-12     C2 Zhijian Xu
161 2014-02-13     C3 Masanori Uchina
162 2014-02-18     C2 Zhijian Xu
163 2014-03-02     C2 Masanori Uchina
164 2014-03-23     C2 Masanori Uchina
165 2014-04-02     C2 Peiyuan Sun
166 2014-05-23     C2 Peiyuan Sun
167 2014-06-02     C2 Zhijian Xu
168 2014-07-09     C2 Worachate Boonplod
169 2014-07-28     C2 Zhijian Xu, Worachate Boonplod
170 2014-08-14     C2 Zhijian Xu
171 2014-09-24     C2 Szymon Liwo
172 2014-10-16     C2 Worachate Boonplod
173 2014-10-24     C2 Zhijian Xu
174 2014-11-17     C2 Michal Biesiada
175 2014-11-20     C2 Bo Zhou
176 2014-12-31     C2 Worachate Boonplod

177 2015-01-26     C2 Worachate Boonplod
178 2015-01-31     C2 Zhijian Xu
179 2015-03-01     C3 Worachate Boonplod
180 2015-03-05     C2 Worachate Boonplod, Peiyuan Sun, Szymon Liwo
181 2015-03-05     C2 Szymon Liwo
182 2015-04-04     C2 Worachate Boonplod
183 2015-04-09     C2 Zhijian Xu, Worachate Boonplod
184 2015-04-17     C2 Szymon Liwo
185 2015-04-27     C2 Worachate Boonplod
186 2015-05-07     C2 Jiangao Ruan
187 2015-05-24     C2 Worachate Boonplod
188 2015-06-01     C2 Worachate Boonplod
189 2015-06-26     C2 Worachate Boonplod
190 2015-07-03     C2 Worachate Boonplod
191 2015-08-04     C2 Worachate Boonplod
192 2015-08-10     C2 Michal Biesada
193 2015-08-19     C2 Worachate Boonplod
194 2015-10-02     C2 Bo Zhou
195 2015-11-16     C2 Worachate Boonplod
196 2015-11-29     C2 Bo Zhou
197 2015-12-06     C2 Trygve Prestgard
198 2015-12-16     C2 Bo Zhou

199 2016-01-18     C2 Bo Zhou
200 2016-02-06     C2 Bo Zhou


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