Comets Waiting for First Observation

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Updated on March 15, 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/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 March 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              21 27 -05.2  16.0   4:40 (283,  9)   4:38 (266, 15)
61P/Shajn-Schaldach         22 07 -09.7  17.8   4:40 (281, -1)   4:38 (275,  9)
P/2004 FY140 (LINEAR)       12 58 -08.3  18.1   1:11 (  0, 47)   1:11 (180, 63)
P/1994 N2 (McNaught-Hartl.) 20 36 -34.0  18.1   4:40 (313,  0)   4:38 (288, 39)
140P/Bowell-Skiff           04 60 +26.1  18.2  19:35 ( 84, 58)  19:36 (145, 20)
42P/Neujmin 3               20 50 -15.6  18.5   4:40 (297, 10)   4:38 (270, 28)
P/2008 WZ96 (LINEAR)        01 19 +06.3  18.7  19:35 ( 96,  3)  19:36 ( 94, -5)
51P/Harrington              20 38 -20.2  18.7   4:40 (303,  9)   4:38 (273, 33)
P/2006 F1 (Kowalski)        13 27 +17.0  18.8   1:40 (  0, 72)   1:40 (180, 38)
P/2009 L2 (Yang-Gao)        09 03 -12.5  18.8  21:12 (  0, 42)  21:12 (180, 68)
P/2001 H5 (NEAT)            07 52 +23.9  19.2  20:02 (  0, 79)  20:02 (180, 31)
50P/Arend                   21 39 -26.9  19.3   4:40 (299, -6)   4:38 (287, 24)
P/2009 Q4 (Boattini)        01 11 +00.1  19.4  19:35 ( 92, -2)  19:36 ( 88, -3)
220P/McNaught               20 37 -13.6  19.4   4:40 (298, 14)   4:38 (266, 30)
186P/Garradd                06 59 +41.2  19.4  19:35 (142, 82)  19:36 (175, 14)
188P/LINEAR-Mueller         18 28 -33.7  19.6   4:40 (334, 16)   4:38 (276, 65)
P/2008 S1 (Catalina-McNau.) 18 20 -09.7  19.6   4:40 (324, 38)   4:38 (233, 54)
P/2007 S1 (Zhao)            00 37 +00.3  19.7  19:35 ( 97, -9)  19:36 ( 83,-10)
P/2010 J5 (McNaught)        04 25 +23.5  19.9  19:35 ( 86, 50)  19:36 (137, 17)
2008 HE                     14 21 -19.8  20.1   2:34 (  0, 35)   2:34 (180, 75)
135P/Shoemaker-Levy 8       19 19 -17.4  20.2   4:40 (315, 24)   4:38 (257, 48)
211P/Hill                   02 10 -02.4  20.2  19:35 ( 82,  8)  19:36 ( 95, 10)
230P/LINEAR                 22 06 -16.7  20.2   4:40 (287, -5)   4:38 (281, 13)
196P/Tichy                  00 20 -02.8  20.3  19:35 ( 97,-15)  19:36 ( 78,-12)
(944) Hidalgo               20 20 -61.6  20.4   4:40 (335,-17)   4:38 (325, 45)
136P/Mueller 3              19 45 -16.0  20.5   4:40 (309, 21)   4:38 (260, 42)
P/2008 QP20 (LINEAR-Hill)   00 10 +04.7  20.5  19:35 (105,-12)  19:36 ( 83,-18)
P/2001 F1 (NEAT)            05 09 +21.4  20.7  19:35 ( 75, 57)  19:36 (145, 25)
P/2010 B2 (WISE)            04 59 +31.6  20.7  19:35 ( 94, 60)  19:36 (148, 15)
P/2009 SK280 (Spacew.-Hill) 13 49 -05.8  21.0   2:02 (  0, 49)   2:02 (180, 61)
P/2008 CL94 (Lemmon)        21 42 -21.6  21.0   4:40 (294, -3)   4:38 (282, 21)
P/2008 T1 (Boattini)        15 44 -22.0  21.1   3:56 (  0, 33)   3:56 (180, 77)
56P/Slaughter-Burnham       20 22 -25.7  21.1   4:40 (309,  8)   4:38 (277, 39)
208P/McMillan               17 27 -25.6  21.1   4:40 (345, 28)   4:38 (239, 74)
P/2007 V2 (Hill)            22 34 -10.6  21.3   4:40 (278, -7)   4:38 (280,  4)
P/1999 V1 (Catalina)        01 11 +21.6  21.4  19:35 (110, 10)  19:36 (106,-15)
75D/Kohoutek                11 34 -07.4  21.4  23:43 (  0, 48)  23:43 (180, 62)
147P/Kushida-Muramatsu      00 19 +00.1  21.4  19:35 (100,-13)  19:36 ( 81,-14)
(3552) Don Quixote          09 44 +31.9  21.6  21:53 (  0, 87)  21:53 (180, 23)
176P/(118401) LINEAR        17 01 -23.0  21.8   4:40 (351, 31)   4:38 (215, 76)
288P/(300163) 2006 VW139    16 36 -20.2  22.1   4:40 (358, 35)   4:38 (190, 75)
P/2012 F5 (Gibbs)           00 42 +07.2  22.5  19:35 (102, -4)  19:36 ( 90,-13)
P/2010 R2 (La Sagra)        19 20 -22.9  23.1   4:40 (318, 19)   4:38 (264, 50)
2011 KE                     13 52 -12.6  23.5   2:05 (  0, 42)   2:05 (180, 68)
206P/Barnard-Boattini       07 29 -18.4  24.6  19:39 (  0, 37)  19:39 (180, 73)
2008 FF5                    14 15 -13.6  24.9   2:29 (  0, 41)   2:29 (180, 69)

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