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All you need is an Internet connection, suitable software and a good understanding of what SOHO comets look like. Oh, and lots of spare time on your hands!
Check out the FAQ for software requirements: http://sungrazer.nrl.navy.mil/index.php?p=FAQs.
SOHO Comet Hunting
|Discover new comets without a telescope.|
|Search online NASA data for small, faint specks.|
SOHO is the most successful comet discoverer in history, having found over one thousand eight-hundred comets in over thirteen years of operation! What's even more impressive is that the majority of these comets have been found by amateur astronomers and enthusiasts from all over the world, scouring the images for a likely comet candidate from the comfort of their own home.
Absolutely anyone can join this project -- all you need is an internet connection and plenty of free time!