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Updated on August 20, 2016

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Bright periodic comets not yet observed in this return.

  • P/2010 J5 ( McNaught ) was fainter than 22 mag on 2014 Oct. 23 (Marco Micheli).
  • P/2004 FY140 ( LINEAR ) was fainter than 22 mag on 2015 June 15 (Erwin Schwab, Marco Micheli).
  • P/2007 S1 ( Zhao ) was fainter than 19 mag on 2015 Sept. 1 (Jean-Francois Soulier).
  • P/2005 S3 ( Read ) was fainter than 22 mag on 2015 Nov. 8 (Erwin Schwab).
  • P/2011 A2 ( Scotti ) was fainter than 22 mag on 2016 Feb. 7 (Erwin Schwab).
  • 321P/SOHO was fainter than 19 mag on 2016 Mar. 17 (Jean-Francois Soulier).
  • P/2006 F1 ( Kowalski ) was fainter than 19 mag on 2016 May 30 (Jean-Francois Soulier).

2016 August 2 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)
207P/NEAT                   09 34 +10.4  17.8  20:38 (115,-15)  18:46 ( 99, -5)
P/2006 F1 (Kowalski)        15 26 +02.2  18.1  20:38 ( 46, 47)  18:46 (178, 53)
D/1978 R1 (Haneda-Campos)   19 50 -30.9  18.3  23:04 (  0, 24)  23:04 (180, 86)
P/2007 T6 (Catalina)        02 60 -08.1  18.3   3:33 (310, 32)   5:26 (206, 61)
P/2005 S3 (Read)            03 14 +21.1  18.4   3:33 (278, 49)   5:26 (198, 32)
P/2004 FY140 (LINEAR)       16 03 -23.1  18.7  20:38 ( 21, 29)  19:18 (180, 78)
P/1999 XN120 (Catalina)     03 03 +22.2  19.3   3:33 (278, 51)   5:26 (195, 31)
P/2011 A2 (Scotti)          10 52 +09.9  19.5  20:38 (102, -1)  18:46 (110, 11)
P/2010 J5 (McNaught)        09 23 +21.2  19.7  20:38 (125,-10)  18:46 (107,-13)
(343158) 2009 HC82          08 40 +21.5  19.8   3:33 (231,-14)   5:26 (256,-18)
P/2001 H5 (NEAT)            16 42 -31.4  19.9  20:38 ( 10, 23)  19:57 (180, 86)
P/1998 VS24 (LINEAR)        21 56 -10.7  19.9   1:13 (  0, 44)   1:13 (180, 66)
P/2008 O2 (McNaught)        15 40 -30.0  20.0  20:38 ( 24, 21)  18:55 (180, 85)
212P/NEAT                   07 08 +20.6  20.0   3:33 (246,  2)   5:26 (245,  0)
30P/Reinmuth 1              02 39 +06.6  20.0   3:33 (302, 47)   5:26 (191, 48)
225P/LINEAR                 03 30 +15.3  20.1   3:33 (282, 43)   5:26 (204, 36)
P/2008 CL94 (Lemmon)        23 27 -11.7  20.4   2:44 (  0, 43)   2:44 (180, 67)
103P/Hartley 2              17 20 -08.1  20.4  20:38 (  1, 47)  20:34 (180, 63)
90P/Gehrels 1               23 26 -11.6  20.5   2:43 (  0, 43)   2:43 (180, 67)
P/2010 TO20 (LINEAR-Grauer) 09 52 +15.2  20.6  20:38 (116, -9)  18:46 (105, -4)
213P/Van Ness               12 12 -10.7  20.7  20:38 ( 74,  4)  18:46 (106, 39)
234P/LINEAR                 07 54 +12.7  20.7   3:33 (245,-12)   5:26 (257, -4)
P/2010 D1 (WISE)            18 42 -13.0  20.7  21:56 (  0, 42)  21:56 (180, 68)
P/2009 SK280 (Spacew.-Hill) 14 56 -24.4  20.9  20:38 ( 36, 21)  18:46 (142, 77)
31P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 2  00 27 -02.1  20.9   3:33 (355, 53)   3:44 (180, 57)
147P/Kushida-Muramatsu      08 14 +20.6  21.0   3:33 (236,-10)   5:26 (253,-12)
224P/LINEAR-NEAT            06 41 +29.9  21.1   3:33 (242, 12)   5:26 (234, -1)
235P/LINEAR                 05 16 +17.6  21.3   3:33 (263, 22)   5:26 (228, 21)
228P/LINEAR                 23 53 -08.0  21.4   3:10 (  0, 47)   3:10 (180, 63)
145P/Shoemaker-Levy 5       18 39 -37.9  21.6  21:53 (  0, 17)  21:53 (  0, 87)
82P/Gehrels 3               01 31 +10.5  21.7   3:33 (321, 60)   4:48 (180, 44)
P/2007 S1 (Zhao)            08 39 +17.2  21.8   3:33 (234,-17)   5:26 (260,-16)
P/2011 CR42 (Catalina)      07 13 +27.0  21.9   3:33 (240,  5)   5:26 (240, -5)
P/2013 J4 (PanSTARRS)       05 50 +22.7  22.1   3:33 (254, 18)   5:26 (231, 12)
P/2000 S1 (Skiff)           15 39 -38.8  22.1  20:38 ( 20, 12)  18:54 (  0, 86)
P/2013 R3 (Catalina-PanST.) 11 39 +01.9  22.4  20:38 ( 89,  4)  18:46 (111, 25)
227P/Catalina-LINEAR        03 23 +16.8  22.4   3:33 (281, 45)   5:26 (202, 35)
169P/NEAT                   13 52 -03.3  22.6  20:38 ( 64, 27)  18:46 (139, 51)
45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova 17 21 -24.4  23.5  20:38 (  1, 31)  20:35 (180, 79)
D/1952 B1 (Harrington-Wil.) 02 35 -01.2  23.7   3:33 (311, 41)   5:26 (191, 56)
321P/SOHO                   09 30 +10.0  26.1  20:38 (115,-16)  18:46 ( 98, -6)

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