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Updated on January 18, 2015

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Bright periodic comets not yet observed in this return.

  • 180P/NEAT was observed on 2014 Dec. 27 at 21.4 mag by Takaaki Oribe, but not officially announced yet.

  • 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/2004 FY140 ( LINEAR ) was fainter than 20.0 mag on 2011 Oct. 30 (Artyom Novichonok).
  • 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).

2015 January 20 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)
205P/Giacobini              18 43 -12.6  17.5   5:37 (288,  3)   3:25 (292, -9)
218P/LINEAR                 13 10 -08.4  17.9   5:14 (  0, 47)   3:25 (230, 54)
61P/Shajn-Schaldach         20 22 -16.6  18.4  18:44 ( 79,-13)  20:55 ( 53,-18)
P/2004 FY140 (LINEAR)       13 05 -08.5  18.5   5:10 (  0, 46)   3:25 (228, 54)
57P/du Toit-Neujmin-Delpor. 17 29 -21.5  18.6   5:37 (306, 10)   3:25 (289, 10)
P/2008 WZ96 (LINEAR)        22 53 -11.8  18.8  18:44 ( 60, 19)  20:55 ( 81,  7)
42P/Neujmin 3               18 25 -20.7  19.2   5:37 (297,  1)   3:25 (296,  0)
140P/Bowell-Skiff           04 22 +26.7  19.2  20:24 (  0, 82)  20:55 (172, 28)
P/1994 N2 (McNaught-Hartl.) 18 51 -35.2  19.2   5:37 (305,-12)   3:25 (311,  4)
186P/Garradd                07 22 +45.2  19.2  23:24 (180, 80)  23:24 (180, 10)
P/2006 F1 (Kowalski)        13 32 +11.8  19.3   5:37 (  0, 67)   3:25 (220, 34)
180P/NEAT                   06 01 +29.4  19.3  22:02 (  0, 84)  22:02 (180, 26)
P/2010 J5 (McNaught)        04 07 +22.3  19.5  20:09 (  0, 77)  20:55 (168, 32)
P/2001 H5 (NEAT)            08 23 +25.1  19.5   0:28 (  0, 80)   0:28 (180, 30)
P/2007 S1 (Zhao)            22 55 -09.8  19.7  18:44 ( 61, 21)  20:55 ( 83,  6)
2008 HE                     16 25 -26.5  19.7   5:37 (320, 16)   3:25 (286, 26)
50P/Arend                   20 11 -33.2  19.8  18:44 ( 65,-24)  20:55 ( 40, -7)
221P/LINEAR                 14 28 -21.3  19.9   5:37 (345, 32)   3:25 (264, 47)
188P/LINEAR-Mueller         17 38 -32.3  20.1   5:37 (312,  2)   3:25 (299, 15)
211P/Hill                   01 07 -12.3  20.2  18:44 ( 29, 38)  20:55 (100, 34)
135P/Shoemaker-Levy 8       17 45 -20.2  20.3   5:37 (302,  9)   3:25 (290,  7)
(944) Hidalgo               19 21 -60.4  20.5   5:37 (326,-29)   3:25 (334, 17)
P/2001 F1 (NEAT)            05 06 +19.4  20.5  21:08 (  0, 74)  21:08 (180, 36)
P/2009 L2 (Yang-Gao)        09 58 -12.0  20.6   2:04 (  0, 43)   2:04 (180, 67)
196P/Tichy                  22 35 -18.8  20.7  18:44 ( 58, 11)  20:55 ( 72,  7)
P/2010 B2 (WISE)            03 45 +33.6  20.8  19:47 (  0, 89)  20:55 (165, 20)
P/2008 CL94 (Lemmon)        21 01 -24.5  20.9  18:44 ( 67,-10)  20:55 ( 54, -6)
220P/McNaught               18 02 -17.9  20.9   5:37 (298,  7)   3:25 (290,  2)
230P/LINEAR                 20 30 -21.8  21.0  18:44 ( 73,-14)  20:55 ( 51,-13)
51P/Harrington              18 30 -23.6  21.1   5:37 (298, -1)   3:25 (299,  0)
237P/LINEAR                 08 55 +00.1  21.1   1:00 (  0, 55)   1:00 (180, 55)
136P/Mueller 3              18 36 -17.8  21.1   5:37 (293,  1)   3:25 (295, -4)
75D/Kohoutek                12 07 -08.9  21.3   4:12 (  0, 46)   3:25 (205, 62)
P/2009 SK280 (Spacew.-Hill) 13 54 -05.8  21.4   5:37 (352, 49)   3:25 (240, 44)
P/1999 V1 (Catalina)        00 23 +18.9  21.4  18:44 ( 71, 56)  20:55 (119,  6)
(3552) Don Quixote          10 18 +30.3  21.5   2:23 (  0, 85)   2:23 (180, 25)
P/2007 V2 (Hill)            21 04 -18.0  21.6  18:44 ( 72, -6)  20:55 ( 59,-10)
249P/LINEAR                 10 29 -02.2  21.6   2:35 (  0, 53)   2:35 (180, 57)
P/2008 S1 (Catalina-McNau.) 16 04 -07.9  21.8   5:37 (313, 34)   3:25 (265, 20)
56P/Slaughter-Burnham       19 16 -28.3  21.8   5:37 (296,-13)   3:25 (309, -4)
208P/McMillan               16 35 -23.5  21.9   5:37 (317, 17)   3:25 (284, 22)
147P/Kushida-Muramatsu      23 07 -07.9  21.9  18:44 ( 61, 24)  20:55 ( 86,  7)
P/2008 T1 (Boattini)        15 18 -20.2  21.9   5:37 (331, 29)   3:25 (271, 36)
P/2008 QP20 (LINEAR-Hill)   21 58 -10.8  22.0  18:44 ( 70,  9)  20:55 ( 74, -5)
176P/(118401) LINEAR        16 15 -21.4  22.3   5:37 (319, 22)   3:25 (279, 25)
P/2012 F5 (Gibbs)           23 16 +00.0  22.3  18:44 ( 65, 31)  20:55 ( 94,  5)
P/2009 Q4 (Boattini)        23 02 -13.5  22.6  18:44 ( 57, 19)  20:55 ( 80, 10)
288P/(300163) 2006 VW139    15 52 -18.3  22.7   5:37 (323, 27)   3:25 (273, 28)
206P/Barnard-Boattini       07 43 -36.1  22.9  23:44 (  0, 19)  23:44 (  0, 89)
P/2010 R2 (La Sagra)        17 49 -27.5  23.3   5:37 (307,  3)   3:25 (297, 10)
2011 KE                     14 44 -17.1  23.7   5:37 (339, 35)   3:25 (262, 42)
2008 FF5                    17 01 -22.2  24.6   5:37 (311, 14)   3:25 (286, 16)

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