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Updated on February 6, 2016

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Bright periodic comets not yet observed in this return.

  • 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).
  • P/2006 F1 ( Kowalski ) was fainter than 22 mag on 2015 June 15 (Erwin Schwab, Marco Micheli).
  • P/2004 FY140 ( LINEAR ) was fainter than 22 mag on 2015 June 15 (Erwin Schwab, Marco Micheli).
  • P/2008 T1 ( Boattini ) was fainter than 22 mag on 2015 June 16 (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).
  • 140P/Bowell-Skiff was fainter than 19.5 mag on 2015 Dec. 20 (Jean-Francois Soulier).

2016 February 8 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)
194P/LINEAR                 05 12 +40.3  17.3  20:01 (180, 85)  20:35 (173, 14)
100P/Hartley 1              15 15 -08.0  17.8   5:28 (346, 46)   3:51 (237, 49)
P/2006 F1 (Kowalski)        15 54 +01.2  18.4   5:28 (328, 52)   3:51 (238, 36)
188P/LINEAR-Mueller         20 37 -25.8  18.7   5:28 (292,-14)   3:51 (305, -3)
186P/Garradd                09 18 +24.0  18.8   0:10 (  0, 79)   0:10 (180, 31)
P/2004 FY140 (LINEAR)       16 21 -23.6  18.8   5:28 (333, 26)   3:51 (269, 45)
P/2001 H5 (NEAT)            16 22 -29.4  18.9   5:28 (336, 21)   3:51 (277, 47)
P/2010 J5 (McNaught)        07 33 +29.2  18.9  22:21 (  0, 84)  22:21 (180, 26)
33P/Daniel                  00 45 -09.3  19.3  19:00 ( 58, 24)  20:35 ( 91, 17)
216P/LINEAR                 06 18 +36.3  19.4  21:06 (180, 89)  21:06 (180, 19)
140P/Bowell-Skiff           16 10 -24.3  19.4   5:28 (336, 27)   3:51 (269, 48)
P/2011 A2 (Scotti)          03 14 +20.5  19.5  19:00 ( 45, 71)  20:35 (141, 24)
P/2008 J3 (McNaught)        20 39 -37.8  19.5   5:28 (302,-21)   3:51 (314,  5)
89P/Russell 2               14 51 -12.5  19.5   5:28 (355, 42)   3:51 (235, 56)
(62412) 2000 SY178          21 19 -16.5  19.6   5:28 (278,-18)   3:51 (305,-16)
P/2003 T12 (SOHO)           21 29 -11.9  19.6  19:00 ( 86,-15)  20:35 ( 60,-19)
P/2007 S1 (Zhao)            05 23 +17.8  19.6  20:11 (  0, 73)  20:35 (173, 37)
P/2008 T1 (Boattini)        18 54 -23.4  19.7   5:28 (304,  6)   3:51 (289, 15)
219P/LINEAR                 17 15 -20.6  19.8   5:28 (320, 23)   3:51 (273, 33)
P/2005 S3 (Read)            23 05 -02.9  19.8  19:00 ( 80,  9)  20:35 ( 82, -7)
(944) Hidalgo               21 02 -56.5  19.8   5:28 (320,-32)   3:51 (331, 14)
208P/McMillan               20 55 -20.8  19.9   5:28 (285,-15)   3:51 (304, -9)
P/2006 G1 (McNaught)        11 31 -16.4  19.9   2:22 (  0, 39)   2:22 (180, 71)
214P/LINEAR                 16 06 -32.3  20.1   5:28 (340, 20)   3:51 (280, 52)
P/2007 R3 (Gibbs)           21 06 -19.5  20.5   5:28 (282,-17)   3:51 (304,-12)
P/1999 XN120 (Catalina)     23 47 +03.2  20.5  19:00 ( 79, 21)  20:35 ( 93, -2)
234P/LINEAR                 04 43 +08.9  20.5  19:31 (  0, 64)  20:35 (158, 44)
147P/Kushida-Muramatsu      03 32 +18.3  20.7  19:00 ( 30, 71)  20:35 (144, 28)
P/2007 T6 (Catalina)        22 53 -23.5  20.7  19:00 ( 65, -5)  20:35 ( 64,  3)
146P/Shoemaker-LINEAR       20 15 -33.7  20.7   5:28 (301,-15)   3:51 (308,  6)
P/2008 CL94 (Lemmon)        22 21 -17.1  20.8  19:00 ( 75, -8)  20:35 ( 64, -7)
48P/Johnson                 11 50 +14.5  20.9   2:42 (  0, 69)   2:42 (180, 41)
P/2008 WZ96 (LINEAR)        10 35 +19.8  21.0   1:27 (  0, 75)   1:27 (180, 35)
(343158) 2009 HC82          10 56 +29.5  21.0   1:48 (  0, 84)   1:48 (180, 26)
P/2008 O2 (McNaught)        16 11 -30.3  21.1   5:28 (338, 21)   3:51 (277, 50)
213P/Van Ness               12 28 -13.3  21.1   3:19 (  0, 42)   3:19 (180, 68)
139P/Vaisala-Oterma         20 58 -15.3  21.1   5:28 (280,-13)   3:51 (300,-14)
P/2009 Q4 (Boattini)        14 50 -04.0  21.1   5:28 (355, 51)   3:51 (226, 50)
P/2009 SK280 (Spacew.-Hill) 15 37 -22.4  21.2   5:28 (344, 31)   3:51 (260, 54)
224P/LINEAR-NEAT            00 00 -04.8  21.3  19:00 ( 70, 19)  20:35 ( 88,  6)
71P/Clark                   08 41 +30.5  21.3  23:29 (  0, 85)  23:29 (180, 25)
217P/LINEAR                 16 10 -08.7  21.4   5:28 (329, 41)   3:51 (250, 39)
212P/NEAT                   00 56 -13.6  21.4  19:00 ( 53, 23)  20:35 ( 89, 22)
P/2003 SQ215 (NEAT-LONEOS)  20 33 -15.5  21.4   5:28 (283, -8)   3:51 (296, -9)
P/1998 VS24 (LINEAR)        20 32 -16.4  21.5   5:28 (284, -8)   3:51 (297, -8)
49P/Arend-Rigaux            19 38 -18.5  21.5   5:28 (293,  1)   3:51 (290,  3)
207P/NEAT                   23 22 -01.9  21.6  19:00 ( 78, 13)  20:35 ( 85, -4)
73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 3  08 05 +32.4  21.6  22:53 (  0, 87)  22:53 (180, 23)
P/2010 N1 (WISE)            14 59 +02.2  21.7   5:28 (350, 57)   3:51 (223, 44)
P/2011 CR42 (Catalina)      04 29 +25.6  21.8  19:18 (  0, 81)  20:35 (160, 27)
31P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 2  22 38 -11.6  21.9  19:00 ( 77, -1)  20:35 ( 71, -7)
233P/La Sagra               14 21 -00.8  22.0   5:12 (  0, 54)   3:51 (213, 51)
228P/LINEAR                 22 15 -16.9  22.3  19:00 ( 76, -9)  20:35 ( 63, -8)
P/2013 J4 (PanSTARRS)       01 34 +06.5  22.3  19:00 ( 61, 44)  20:35 (112, 18)
2004 AE9                    14 19 -13.6  22.4   5:09 (  0, 41)   3:51 (224, 62)
P/2008 QP20 (LINEAR-Hill)   09 10 +18.4  22.5   0:02 (  0, 73)   0:02 (180, 37)
311P/PanSTARRS              18 30 -24.5  22.7   5:28 (309,  9)   3:51 (287, 20)

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