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Updated on September 11, 2016

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Bright periodic comets not yet observed in this return.

  • 30P/Reinmuth 1 was observed on 2016 August 27 at 19.7 mag by Jean-Francois Soulier, but not officially announced yet.

  • 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/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).
  • P/1999 XN120 ( Catalina ) was fainter than 20.5 mag on 2016 Sept. 5 (Jean-Gabriel Bosch).

2016 September 1 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)
D/1978 R1 (Haneda-Campos)   19 30 -32.7  16.8  20:46 (  0, 22)  20:46 (180, 88)
P/2006 F1 (Kowalski)        15 38 -01.1  18.3  19:54 ( 59, 35)  19:05 (131, 45)
P/1999 XN120 (Catalina)     03 22 +23.9  18.9   4:04 (322, 76)   4:41 (180, 31)
207P/NEAT                   11 27 +01.5  18.9  19:54 (101,-13)  19:05 ( 88, -5)
P/2004 FY140 (LINEAR)       16 15 -23.3  18.9  19:54 ( 35, 23)  19:05 (114, 67)
30P/Reinmuth 1              02 53 +06.3  19.4   4:04 (356, 61)   4:11 (180, 49)
(343158) 2009 HC82          09 02 +17.0  19.5   4:04 (254,  6)   4:55 (251, -3)
P/2010 J5 (McNaught)        09 59 +18.4  19.7   4:04 (245, -4)   4:55 (258,-15)
P/1998 VS24 (LINEAR)        21 39 -12.6  19.8  22:54 (  0, 42)  22:54 (180, 68)
225P/LINEAR                 05 04 +30.3  19.9   4:04 (269, 61)   4:55 (200, 22)
P/2011 A2 (Scotti)          12 10 +01.0  20.0  19:54 ( 94, -5)  19:05 ( 94,  4)
212P/NEAT                   08 39 +21.0  20.0   4:04 (254, 13)   4:55 (245, -1)
103P/Hartley 2              17 15 -09.4  20.0  19:54 ( 28, 41)  19:05 (161, 63)
90P/Gehrels 1               23 12 -12.6  20.0   0:32 (  0, 42)   0:32 (180, 68)
P/2008 CL94 (Lemmon)        23 17 -12.8  20.0   0:36 (  0, 42)   0:36 (180, 68)
P/2008 O2 (McNaught)        15 52 -29.4  20.1  19:54 ( 37, 15)  19:05 ( 95, 65)
234P/LINEAR                 08 37 +10.3  20.5   4:04 (263,  8)   4:55 (253,  6)
P/2001 H5 (NEAT)            16 57 -30.2  20.5  19:54 ( 23, 21)  19:05 (110, 78)
P/2010 TO20 (LINEAR-Grauer) 10 12 +13.3  20.6   4:04 (247, -9)   4:55 (264,-15)
213P/Van Ness               12 45 -13.7  20.6  19:54 ( 78, -6)  19:05 ( 86, 19)
31P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 2  00 19 -03.5  20.7   1:38 (  0, 52)   1:38 (180, 58)
P/2010 D1 (WISE)            18 34 -14.5  20.8  19:54 (  1, 40)  19:50 (180, 70)
235P/LINEAR                 05 43 +17.1  21.0   4:04 (283, 47)   4:55 (216, 30)
P/2009 SK280 (Spacew.-Hill) 15 08 -25.2  21.1  19:54 ( 47, 12)  19:05 ( 95, 54)
224P/LINEAR-NEAT            07 55 +29.6  21.2   4:04 (251, 26)   4:55 (232,  1)
228P/LINEAR                 23 41 -09.3  21.3   1:00 (  0, 46)   1:00 (180, 64)
147P/Kushida-Muramatsu      09 03 +17.8  21.3   4:04 (253,  7)   4:55 (251, -4)
82P/Gehrels 3               01 31 +10.5  21.4   2:50 (  0, 66)   2:50 (180, 44)
145P/Shoemaker-Levy 5       18 26 -36.7  21.5  19:54 (  2, 18)  19:43 (  0, 88)
P/2000 S1 (Skiff)           15 54 -38.4  21.6  19:54 ( 31,  7)  19:05 ( 73, 67)
P/2013 J4 (PanSTARRS)       06 37 +22.8  21.7   4:04 (267, 39)   4:55 (224, 18)
227P/Catalina-LINEAR        03 49 +18.6  21.8   4:04 (315, 69)   4:55 (184, 36)
P/2011 CR42 (Catalina)      07 48 +26.3  21.9   4:04 (255, 26)   4:55 (233,  4)
P/2007 S1 (Zhao)            09 17 +14.9  21.9   4:04 (253,  2)   4:55 (255, -5)
45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova 17 01 -24.4  22.1  19:54 ( 25, 26)  19:05 (133, 75)
P/2013 R3 (Catalina-PanST.) 12 08 -01.2  22.3  19:54 ( 93, -7)  19:05 ( 92,  5)
D/1952 B1 (Harrington-Wil.) 03 06 -02.9  22.7   4:04 (352, 52)   4:25 (180, 58)
169P/NEAT                   14 06 -05.1  22.7  19:54 ( 73, 15)  19:05 (107, 31)
321P/SOHO                   10 07 +06.9  26.9   4:04 (252,-12)   4:55 (269,-10)

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