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Updated on April 13, 2014

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Bright periodic comets not yet observed in this return.

  • P/2012 F5 ( Gibbs ) was observed on 2013 Feb. 15 at 22.7 mag at Mauna Kea (568).
  • P/2010 R2 ( La Sagra ) was observed on 2013 Apr. 8 at 24.0 mag at Mauna Kea (568).
  • P/2010 A2 ( LINEAR ) was observed on 2012 October 14 at 17.8 mag by David Jewitt, Masateru Ishiguro, Jessica Agarwal.

  • P/2004 FY140 ( LINEAR ) was fainter than 20.0 mag on 2011 Oct. 30 (Artyom Novichonok).
  • P/2005 L1 ( McNaught ) was fainter than 20 mag on 2013 Aug. 6 (Jean-Francois Soulier).
  • P/2001 BB50 ( LINEAR-NEAT ) was fainter than 21.3 mag on 2014 Jan. 7 (Hidetaka Sato).

2014 March 30 at lat. 35 deg in the Northern/Sothern Hemisphere:
                                               Lat. 35 N deg    Lat. 35 S deg
Comet                        R.A.  Decl.  m1   Best Time(A, h)  Best Time(A, h)
16P/Brooks 2                23 13 -04.8  16.3   4:25 (271, -7)   4:46 (274,  3)
106P/Schuster               23 58 -13.7  17.9   4:25 (272,-21)   4:46 (287, -1)
P/2005 L1 (McNaught)        21 47 -12.7  18.0   4:25 (290,  6)   4:46 (268, 25)
P/2001 BB50 (LINEAR-NEAT)   07 54 +28.2  18.1  19:44 ( 33, 82)  19:24 (180, 27)
132P/Helin-Roman-Alu 2      00 51 +04.2  18.4  19:44 (106,-14)  19:21 ( 85,-15)
P/2004 FY140 (LINEAR)       09 26 +15.0  18.7  20:55 (  0, 70)  20:55 (180, 40)
44P/Reinmuth 2              17 29 -27.7  18.9   4:25 (351, 27)   4:46 (204, 82)
(196256) 2003 EH1           04 09 +14.9  19.2  19:44 ( 86, 32)  19:21 (123, 18)
135P/Shoemaker-Levy 8       11 53 -04.3  19.6  23:22 (  0, 51)  23:22 (180, 59)
P/2003 U3 (NEAT)            20 46 -23.5  19.7   4:25 (308, 10)   4:46 (271, 43)
P/2001 Q11 (NEAT)           23 31 -07.4  19.7   4:25 (271,-12)   4:46 (278,  1)
186P/Garradd                04 44 +46.6  19.8  19:44 (123, 49)  19:21 (150, -2)
P/2006 F1 (Kowalski)        10 44 +24.3  20.1  22:13 (  0, 79)  22:13 (180, 31)
61P/Shajn-Schaldach         18 20 -17.1  20.1   4:25 (335, 34)   4:46 (223, 67)
170P/Christensen            22 48 -08.8  20.1   4:25 (278, -4)   4:46 (273, 10)
P/2005 RV25 (LONEOS-Chris.) 23 44 +06.5  20.2   4:25 (257, -7)   4:46 (269,-10)
188P/LINEAR-Mueller         16 11 -31.4  20.2   3:44 (  0, 24)   3:44 (180, 86)
P/2010 J5 (McNaught)        02 27 +12.2  20.3  19:44 ( 98, 10)  19:21 (105,  0)
P/1997 T3 (Lagerkvist-Car.) 23 33 -07.2  20.4   4:25 (270,-12)   4:46 (278,  0)
116P/Wild 4                 03 06 +19.4  20.5  19:44 ( 99, 21)  19:21 (117,  3)
193P/LINEAR-NEAT            19 38 -31.3  20.6   4:25 (325, 13)   4:46 (273, 60)
50P/Arend                   18 50 -42.5  20.6   4:25 (339,  8)   4:46 (299, 70)
11P/Tempel-Swift-LINEAR     22 37 +01.8  20.6   4:25 (271,  4)   4:46 (263,  7)
(944) Hidalgo               19 01 -63.8  20.7   4:25 (346,-12)   4:46 (339, 57)
D/1977 C1 (Skiff-Kosai)     06 29 +25.3  20.9  19:44 ( 74, 65)  19:21 (159, 27)
P/2008 CL94 (Lemmon)        20 36 -26.8  21.0   4:25 (312,  9)   4:46 (273, 46)
P/2007 S1 (Zhao)            20 43 -15.6  21.2   4:25 (302, 16)   4:46 (261, 40)
77P/Longmore                03 18 +36.1  21.3  19:44 (115, 31)  19:21 (131, -5)
181P/Shoemaker-Levy 6       22 34 -21.6  21.3   4:25 (291, -8)   4:46 (283, 20)
288P/(300163) 2006 VW139    12 27 +01.7  21.4   0:00 (  0, 57)   0:00 (180, 53)
210P/Christensen            21 55 -17.3  21.5   4:25 (292,  1)   4:46 (274, 26)
108P/Ciffreo                22 60 -17.1  21.5   4:25 (283,-11)   4:46 (282, 13)
92P/Sanguin                 17 10 -03.2  21.5   4:25 (353, 52)   4:42 (180, 58)
205P/Giacobini              14 14 -03.5  21.6   1:46 (  0, 51)   1:46 (180, 59)
P/2007 R2 (Gibbs)           02 08 +13.6  21.7  19:44 (102,  7)  19:21 (104, -4)
94P/Russell 4               00 24 -02.5  21.8   4:25 (259,-20)   4:46 (282,-13)
118P/Shoemaker-Levy 4       20 50 -13.5  22.0   4:25 (300, 16)   4:46 (260, 37)
143P/Kowal-Mrkos            01 46 +13.3  22.0  19:44 (105,  2)  19:21 (100, -9)
P/2012 F5 (Gibbs)           21 23 -06.8  22.5   4:25 (289, 14)   4:46 (259, 27)
P/2010 R2 (La Sagra)        13 15 -37.4  22.7   0:48 (  0, 18)   0:48 (  0, 88)
83D/Russell 1               18 18 -15.1  23.2   4:25 (334, 36)   4:46 (220, 66)
P/2010 A2 (LINEAR)          13 06 -15.2  24.2   0:39 (  0, 40)   0:39 (180, 70)

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