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Updated on March 21, 2017

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Bright periodic comets not yet observed in this return.

  • P/2004 FY140 ( LINEAR ) was fainter than 22 mag on 2015 June 15 (Erwin Schwab, Marco Micheli).
  • P/2006 F1 ( Kowalski ) was fainter than 19 mag on 2016 May 30 (Jean-Francois Soulier).
  • 82P/Gehrels 3 was fainter than 20 mag on 2016 Nov. 8 (Jean-Francois Soulier).
  • P/2010 A2 ( LINEAR ) was fainter than 20 mag on 2016 Nov. 30 (Jean-Francois Soulier).
  • P/1999 XN120 ( Catalina ) was fainter than 21.5 mag on 2016 Nov. 28 (Erwin Schwab), fainter than 21.2 mag on 2016 Dec. 4 (Jean-Gabriel Bosch).
  • P/2011 CR42 ( Catalina ) was fainter than 21.0 mag on 2017 Jan. 7 (Erwin Schwab).
  • P/2010 TO20 ( LINEAR-Grauer ) was fainter than 22.0 mag on 2017 Jan. 27 (Erwin Schwab).

2017 March 28 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)
103P/Hartley 2              00 37 +07.3  12.0  19:43 (109,-13)  19:24 ( 86,-18)
213P/Van Ness               18 29 -33.3  15.6   4:27 (338, 18)   4:45 (270, 73)
P/2000 S1 (Skiff)           22 20 -28.0  17.4   4:27 (297,-10)   4:45 (288, 24)
P/2006 F1 (Kowalski)        18 54 -10.1  18.3   4:27 (321, 36)   4:45 (231, 55)
P/1999 XN120 (Catalina)     03 48 +22.3  18.8  19:43 ( 96, 33)  19:24 (126,  9)
D/1952 B1 (Harrington-Wil.) 06 06 +31.0  19.1  19:43 ( 90, 65)  19:24 (158, 20)
P/2008 O2 (McNaught)        19 37 -28.6  19.3   4:27 (322, 15)   4:45 (269, 58)
P/2004 FY140 (LINEAR)       19 47 -22.6  19.4   4:27 (317, 18)   4:45 (261, 53)
145P/Shoemaker-Levy 5       23 13 -12.1  19.6   4:27 (277,-12)   4:45 (281,  6)
P/2013 J4 (PanSTARRS)       07 12 +27.1  19.6  19:43 ( 59, 76)  19:24 (171, 27)
251P/LINEAR                 13 30 -26.8  19.6   1:09 (  0, 28)   1:09 (180, 82)
(343158) 2009 HC82          16 57 +12.9  19.7   4:27 (355, 68)   4:36 (180, 42)
212P/NEAT                   14 42 +20.8  19.9   2:21 (  0, 76)   2:21 (180, 34)
P/1998 VS24 (LINEAR)        23 54 -01.9  20.3   4:27 (262,-14)   4:45 (278, -9)
P/2010 D1 (WISE)            22 23 -07.8  20.4   4:27 (280,  1)   4:45 (270, 13)
255P/Levy                   01 57 +19.7  20.5  19:43 (107, 10)  19:24 (108, -9)
P/2008 CL94 (Lemmon)        23 58 -05.1  20.6   4:27 (264,-17)   4:45 (282, -8)
P/2009 SK280 (Spacew.-Hill) 18 15 -35.8  20.7   4:27 (342, 16)   4:45 (278, 76)
147P/Kushida-Muramatsu      10 29 +12.7  20.8  22:05 (  0, 68)  22:05 (180, 42)
P/2011 CR42 (Catalina)      07 56 +30.2  20.9  19:43 ( 25, 85)  19:32 (180, 25)
P/2013 R3 (Catalina-PanST.) 14 42 -16.6  21.0   2:21 (  0, 38)   2:21 (180, 72)
P/2003 L1 (Scotti)          07 41 +11.9  21.1  19:43 ( 15, 66)  19:24 (178, 43)
31P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 2  01 04 +02.8  21.1  19:43 (101,-11)  19:24 ( 86,-11)
P/2010 H2 (Vales)           10 36 +29.6  21.1  22:11 (  0, 85)  22:11 (180, 25)
P/2005 Y2 (McNaught)        10 44 +28.8  21.2  22:19 (  0, 84)  22:19 (180, 26)
P/2009 S2 (McNaught)        19 41 -08.9  21.2   4:27 (309, 30)   4:45 (243, 46)
137P/Shoemaker-Levy 2       16 54 -21.6  21.3   4:27 (358, 33)   4:33 (180, 77)
P/2008 T4 (Hill)            21 50 -18.8  21.4   4:27 (294,  1)   4:45 (275, 26)
245P/WISE                   11 24 -20.7  21.4  22:59 (  0, 34)  22:59 (180, 76)
182P/LONEOS                 03 35 +26.9  21.5  19:43 (102, 33)  19:24 (128,  4)
107P/(4015) Wilson-Harring. 14 15 -16.8  21.5   1:54 (  0, 38)   1:54 (180, 72)
169P/NEAT                   16 28 -10.3  21.5   4:07 (  0, 45)   4:07 (180, 65)
223P/Skiff                  18 29 -51.3  21.5   4:27 (345,  1)   4:45 (324, 68)
P/2004 T1 (LINEAR-NEAT)     21 49 -22.3  21.6   4:27 (297, -1)   4:45 (279, 28)
236P/LINEAR                 19 52 -12.6  21.6   4:27 (309, 26)   4:45 (250, 46)
P/2010 P4 (WISE)            21 53 -31.7  21.7   4:27 (304, -8)   4:45 (289, 31)
82P/Gehrels 3               02 07 +13.1  21.7  19:43 (101,  8)  19:24 (104, -4)
96P/Machholz 1              21 11 -39.9  21.7   4:27 (315, -6)   4:45 (295, 42)
246P/NEAT                   04 26 +21.5  21.8  19:43 ( 90, 40)  19:24 (132, 16)
228P/LINEAR                 00 31 +00.5  22.0  19:43 (105,-19)  19:24 ( 79,-16)
224P/LINEAR-NEAT            09 43 +31.3  22.1  21:19 (  0, 86)  21:19 (180, 24)
D/1978 R1 (Haneda-Campos)   04 40 +24.6  22.2  19:43 ( 91, 45)  19:24 (137, 16)
P/2010 TO20 (LINEAR-Grauer) 10 40 +11.2  22.4  22:16 (  0, 66)  22:16 (180, 44)
18D/Perrine-Mrkos           02 13 +14.5  24.4  19:43 (101, 10)  19:24 (106, -3)
P/2010 A2 (LINEAR)          07 53 +20.6  25.0  19:43 ( 12, 75)  19:29 (180, 35)

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