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Updated on December 21, 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/2004 FY140 ( LINEAR ) was fainter than 20.0 mag on 2011 Oct. 30 (Artyom Novichonok).
  • P/2005 L1 ( McNaught ) was fainter than 20.5 mag on 2014 Aug. 1 (Jean-Francois Soulier).
  • 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).

2014 December 22 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)
2008 HE                     18 33 -21.8  16.1  18:23 ( 71,-11)  21:01 ( 50,-14)
205P/Giacobini              17 30 -13.0  18.2   5:33 (281, -7)   2:55 (305,-22)
61P/Shajn-Schaldach         19 33 -18.5  18.6  18:23 ( 65,  3)  21:01 ( 62, -7)
P/2004 FY140 (LINEAR)       12 51 -06.7  18.8   5:33 (333, 44)   2:55 (257, 29)
P/2008 WZ96 (LINEAR)        21 47 -19.1  19.0  18:23 ( 41, 24)  21:01 ( 80, 20)
186P/Garradd                07 45 +45.3  19.2   1:45 (180, 80)   1:45 (180, 10)
P/2010 J5 (McNaught)        04 18 +22.4  19.3  22:14 (  0, 77)  22:14 (180, 33)
42P/Neujmin 3               17 14 -20.3  19.5   5:33 (290, -7)   2:55 (307,-14)
P/1994 N2 (McNaught-Hartl.) 18 01 -35.0  19.6  18:23 ( 63,-24)  21:01 ( 35, -9)
57P/du Toit-Neujmin-Delpor. 16 19 -19.9  19.6   5:33 (297,  3)   2:55 (298, -4)
180P/NEAT                   06 26 +27.4  19.6   0:26 (  0, 82)   0:26 (180, 28)
P/2007 S1 (Zhao)            22 10 -13.8  19.6  18:23 ( 39, 32)  21:01 ( 88, 21)
P/2006 F1 (Kowalski)        13 19 +10.8  19.6   5:33 (309, 56)   2:55 (247, 13)
77P/Longmore                07 02 +55.1  19.7   1:02 (180, 70)   1:02 (180,  0)
140P/Bowell-Skiff           04 38 +27.8  19.7  22:34 (  0, 83)  22:34 (180, 27)
218P/LINEAR                 12 03 -01.9  19.8   5:33 (348, 52)   2:55 (243, 36)
50P/Arend                   19 28 -35.7  19.9  18:23 ( 52, -9)  21:01 ( 48,  4)
P/2001 H5 (NEAT)            08 40 +24.5  20.0   2:40 (  0, 79)   2:40 (180, 31)
211P/Hill                   00 52 -16.6  20.1  18:49 (  0, 39)  21:01 (114, 55)
188P/LINEAR-Mueller         17 06 -31.5  20.2   5:33 (300,-12)   2:55 (314, -4)
135P/Shoemaker-Levy 8       16 50 -19.9  20.3   5:33 (292, -3)   2:55 (303,-10)
P/2001 F1 (NEAT)            05 20 +18.7  20.5  23:16 (  0, 74)  23:16 (180, 36)
(944) Hidalgo               18 49 -60.8  20.5  18:23 ( 33,-27)  21:01 ( 25, 16)
221P/LINEAR                 13 39 -17.5  20.6   5:33 (325, 30)   2:55 (274, 26)
196P/Tichy                  21 48 -25.8  20.9  18:23 ( 37, 19)  21:01 ( 74, 23)
P/2008 CL94 (Lemmon)        20 41 -26.0  21.0  18:23 ( 49,  9)  21:01 ( 65, 10)
P/2010 B2 (WISE)            03 59 +35.7  21.0  21:55 (180, 89)  21:55 (180, 19)
86P/Wild 3                  15 31 -12.1  21.1   5:33 (299, 17)   2:55 (285,  0)
230P/LINEAR                 19 47 -23.1  21.3  18:23 ( 60,  2)  21:01 ( 60, -1)
136P/Mueller 3              17 58 -17.8  21.3   5:33 (282,-15)   2:55 (314,-22)
75D/Kohoutek                11 52 -05.6  21.4   5:33 (353, 49)   2:55 (245, 40)
P/1999 V1 (Catalina)        00 11 +19.2  21.4  18:23 ( 12, 74)  21:01 (136, 22)
P/2009 SK280 (Spacew.-Hill) 13 43 -04.6  21.6   5:33 (316, 40)   2:55 (263, 18)
P/2007 V2 (Hill)            20 20 -20.6  21.7  18:23 ( 56, 10)  21:01 ( 67,  3)
147P/Kushida-Muramatsu      22 38 -11.0  21.9  18:23 ( 34, 38)  21:01 ( 94, 25)
P/2012 F5 (Gibbs)           22 40 -02.4  22.1  18:23 ( 39, 45)  21:01 (102, 21)
206P/Barnard-Boattini       08 18 -37.4  22.1   2:18 (  0, 18)   2:18 (  0, 88)
176P/(118401) LINEAR        15 41 -19.8  22.3   5:33 (303, 10)   2:55 (293,  3)
P/2005 L1 (McNaught)        23 01 -11.4  22.4  18:23 ( 27, 40)  21:01 ( 98, 30)
288P/(300163) 2006 VW139    15 18 -16.4  22.8   5:33 (304, 16)   2:55 (287,  5)
P/2010 R2 (La Sagra)        16 57 -28.2  23.2   5:33 (298, -9)   2:55 (310, -5)
2011 KE                     14 28 -16.0  23.2   5:33 (314, 24)   2:55 (279, 15)

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