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Updated on July 27, 2015

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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/2007 S1 ( Zhao ) was fainter than 22 mag on 2014 Oct. 23 (Marco Micheli).
  • P/2008 WZ96 ( LINEAR ) was fainter than 22 mag on 2014 Oct. 23 (Marco Micheli).
  • P/2010 J5 ( McNaught ) was fainter than 22 mag on 2014 Oct. 23 (Marco Micheli).
  • P/2006 F1 ( Kowalski ) was fainter than 22 mag on 2015 June 15 (Erwin Schwab, Marco Micheli).
  • P/2004 FY140 ( LINEAR ) was fainter than 22 mag on 2015 June 15 (Erwin Schwab, Marco Micheli).
  • P/2008 T1 ( Boattini ) was fainter than 22 mag on 2015 June 16 (Marco Micheli).
  • P/2002 Q1 ( Van Ness ) was fainter than 20.5 mag on 2015 July 17 (Jean-Francois Soulier).

2015 July 16 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)
140P/Bowell-Skiff           09 10 +17.2  16.7  20:56 (116, -6)  18:36 (112,  2)
P/2009 Q4 (Boattini)        07 42 +19.9  16.9  20:56 (132,-19)  18:36 (103,-17)
P/2002 Q1 (Van Ness)        18 33 +34.1  18.5  22:56 (  0, 89)  22:56 (180, 21)
188P/LINEAR-Mueller         17 56 -36.9  18.6  22:20 (  0, 18)  22:20 (  0, 88)
P/2004 FY140 (LINEAR)       12 46 -06.9  18.7  20:56 ( 63, 22)  18:36 (140, 56)
151P/Helin                  23 38 -03.6  18.9   3:14 (340, 50)   4:05 (180, 59)
P/2006 F1 (Kowalski)        13 05 +15.0  19.0  20:56 ( 80, 40)  18:36 (160, 38)
56P/Slaughter-Burnham       20 58 -24.8  19.0   1:25 (  0, 30)   1:25 (180, 80)
P/2008 QP20 (LINEAR-Hill)   05 34 +28.5  19.0   3:14 (240,  7)   5:36 (234,  1)
P/2003 WC7 (LINEAR-Catali.) 02 29 -09.0  19.1   3:14 (299, 22)   5:36 (220, 58)
P/2001 H5 (NEAT)            10 02 +10.4  19.2  20:56 (103,  0)  18:36 (115, 16)
211P/Hill                   05 17 +11.5  19.4   3:14 (256,  1)   5:36 (244, 15)
P/2007 S1 (Zhao)            04 13 +16.2  19.5   3:14 (261, 16)   5:36 (228, 23)
196P/Tichy                  04 16 +27.4  19.7   3:14 (251, 21)   5:36 (222, 14)
P/2008 WZ96 (LINEAR)        06 46 +25.7  19.7   3:14 (232, -7)   5:36 (246,-10)
186P/Garradd                08 18 +31.5  19.8  20:56 (134, -5)  18:36 (117,-16)
(944) Hidalgo               20 04 -69.9  19.8   0:32 (  0,-15)   0:32 (  0, 55)
208P/McMillan               16 45 -26.8  19.9  21:09 (  0, 28)  21:09 (180, 82)
135P/Shoemaker-Levy 8       19 47 -12.0  19.9   0:15 (  0, 43)   0:15 (180, 67)
P/2007 V2 (Hill)            01 02 +03.7  20.0   3:14 (307, 46)   5:29 (180, 51)
P/2005 S3 (Read)            22 14 -07.4  20.1   2:41 (  0, 48)   2:41 (180, 62)
P/2010 J5 (McNaught)        06 32 +26.0  20.1   3:14 (234, -4)   5:36 (243, -8)
P/2008 T1 (Boattini)        14 57 -18.8  20.3  20:56 ( 27, 32)  19:22 (180, 74)
P/2008 CL94 (Lemmon)        22 07 -21.3  20.4   2:35 (  0, 34)   2:35 (180, 76)
P/1999 V1 (Catalina)        03 21 +32.1  20.4   3:14 (252, 34)   5:36 (209, 16)
202P/Scotti                 01 48 +11.3  20.5   3:14 (289, 43)   5:36 (193, 43)
P/2007 R3 (Gibbs)           16 48 -26.7  20.5  21:12 (  0, 28)  21:12 (180, 82)
P/2001 F1 (NEAT)            06 43 +24.4  20.6   3:14 (233, -7)   5:36 (246, -9)
139P/Vaisala-Oterma         19 28 -19.6  20.7  23:52 (  0, 35)  23:52 (180, 75)
2P/Encke                    23 33 -01.2  20.7   3:14 (341, 52)   4:00 (180, 56)
P/1999 XN120 (Catalina)     23 33 +02.5  20.8   3:14 (339, 56)   4:01 (180, 52)
P/1998 QP54 (LONEOS-Tucker) 21 49 -30.8  20.9   2:17 (  0, 24)   2:17 (180, 86)
49P/Arend-Rigaux            18 25 -15.2  20.9  22:48 (  0, 40)  22:48 (180, 70)
P/2010 B2 (WISE)            10 18 +11.2  21.0  20:56 (101,  4)  18:36 (119, 18)
2007 VA85                   10 45 -44.3  21.0  20:56 ( 50,-21)  18:36 ( 61, 50)
P/1998 VS24 (LINEAR)        18 50 -17.7  21.1  23:14 (  0, 37)  23:14 (180, 73)
2004 AE9                    07 48 +20.1  21.1  20:56 (131,-18)  18:36 (104,-16)
33P/Daniel                  00 42 -24.2  21.1   3:14 (331, 25)   5:08 (180, 79)
P/2008 J3 (McNaught)        16 05 -51.8  21.2  20:56 (  4,  3)  20:30 (  0, 73)
104P/Kowal 2                21 40 +01.6  21.2   2:08 (  0, 57)   2:08 (180, 53)
P/2009 WX51 (Catalina)      09 56 +15.1  21.2  20:56 (107,  2)  18:36 (118, 12)
214P/LINEAR                 08 27 +26.2  21.2  20:56 (129, -7)  18:36 (114,-11)
P/2007 T6 (Catalina)        22 08 -28.8  21.2   2:35 (  0, 26)   2:35 (180, 84)
233P/La Sagra               07 39 +25.9  21.3   3:14 (223,-15)   5:36 (252,-20)
P/2009 SK280 (Spacew.-Hill) 13 15 -06.1  21.3  20:56 ( 58, 28)  18:36 (153, 58)
31P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 2  22 16 -13.6  21.4   2:44 (  0, 41)   2:44 (180, 69)
147P/Kushida-Muramatsu      02 59 +14.9  21.4   3:14 (273, 31)   5:36 (212, 34)
288P/(300163) 2006 VW139    15 40 -18.8  21.6  20:56 ( 15, 35)  20:05 (180, 74)
219P/LINEAR                 13 16 -11.2  21.6  20:56 ( 54, 25)  18:36 (149, 63)
157P/Tritton                22 31 -05.0  21.6   2:58 (  0, 50)   2:58 (180, 60)
204P/LINEAR-NEAT            04 15 +16.4  21.7   3:14 (261, 16)   5:36 (229, 22)
48P/Johnson                 09 58 +19.5  21.8  20:56 (111,  4)  18:36 (122,  9)
234P/LINEAR                 04 34 +13.4  22.0   3:14 (261, 10)   5:36 (235, 21)
224P/LINEAR-NEAT            22 52 -27.2  22.1   3:14 (359, 28)   3:19 (180, 82)
P/2012 F5 (Gibbs)           03 43 +19.1  22.2   3:14 (263, 24)   5:36 (220, 25)
2003 WG166                  05 08 +13.9  22.2   3:14 (256,  4)   5:36 (240, 15)
P/2010 V1 (Ikeya-Murakami)  04 46 +28.4  22.3   3:14 (246, 16)   5:36 (226,  8)
212P/NEAT                   01 00 -19.7  22.4   3:14 (325, 27)   5:27 (180, 75)
P/2011 CR42 (Catalina)      04 40 +22.7  22.4   3:14 (252, 14)   5:36 (229, 14)
P/2008 Y2 (Gibbs)           05 50 +28.3  23.0   3:14 (238,  5)   5:36 (236, -2)
194P/LINEAR                 03 06 +24.1  23.8   3:14 (262, 34)   5:36 (209, 25)

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