Comets Waiting for First Observation

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Updated on October 13, 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).

2014 October 23 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)
116P/Wild 4                 06 41 +26.8  17.9   4:37 (  0, 82)   3:38 (195, 27)
P/2005 RV25 (LONEOS-Chris.) 01 04 +16.8  18.2  22:57 (  0, 72)  22:57 (180, 38)
61P/Shajn-Schaldach         18 09 -19.0  18.8  18:40 ( 41, 24)  19:51 ( 92, 37)
P/2004 FY140 (LINEAR)       11 59 -00.8  19.2   4:47 (278, 10)   3:38 (273, -3)
P/2008 WZ96 (LINEAR)        20 01 -28.3  19.3  18:40 ( 11, 26)  19:51 ( 97, 64)
P/2007 S1 (Zhao)            21 05 -18.2  19.3  18:59 (  0, 37)  19:51 (142, 70)
P/2010 J5 (McNaught)        04 54 +22.6  19.4   2:50 (  0, 78)   2:50 (180, 32)
205P/Giacobini              15 27 -08.6  19.5  18:40 ( 77,  3)  19:51 ( 79, -1)
186P/Garradd                07 58 +43.1  19.5   4:47 (233, 75)   3:38 (204,  6)
50P/Arend                   18 13 -40.0  20.0  18:40 ( 29,  7)  19:51 ( 66, 46)
211P/Hill                   01 08 -19.9  20.0  23:00 (  0, 35)  23:00 (180, 75)
P/2006 F1 (Kowalski)        12 32 +12.4  20.1   4:47 (263, 11)   3:38 (267,-17)
P/1994 N2 (McNaught-Hartl.) 16 32 -33.1  20.2  18:40 ( 48,  0)  19:51 ( 66, 25)
135P/Shoemaker-Levy 8       14 57 -15.3  20.3  18:40 ( 76, -7)  19:51 ( 69, -3)
188P/LINEAR-Mueller         16 05 -29.7  20.3  18:40 ( 55, -3)  19:51 ( 66, 18)
42P/Neujmin 3               15 07 -14.5  20.3  18:40 ( 75, -4)  19:51 ( 71, -2)
P/1997 G1 (Montani)         02 46 +19.6  20.5   0:43 (  0, 75)   0:43 (180, 35)
77P/Longmore                07 22 +48.4  20.5   4:47 (201, 76)   3:38 (196,  4)
206P/Barnard-Boattini       08 03 -15.5  20.5   4:47 (339, 37)   3:38 (247, 53)
(944) Hidalgo               17 52 -63.0  20.6  18:40 ( 19,-14)  19:51 ( 33, 44)
81P/Wild 2                  02 01 +08.0  20.6  23:53 (  0, 63)  23:53 (180, 47)
180P/NEAT                   06 46 +23.1  20.7   4:42 (  0, 78)   3:38 (197, 30)
P/2001 F1 (NEAT)            05 44 +17.8  20.8   3:40 (  0, 73)   3:38 (181, 37)
P/2008 CL94 (Lemmon)        20 13 -28.5  20.9  18:40 (  8, 26)  19:51 ( 99, 67)
196P/Tichy                  20 33 -38.0  21.1  18:40 (  3, 17)  19:51 ( 74, 73)
P/2001 H5 (NEAT)            08 26 +25.1  21.1   4:47 (290, 67)   3:38 (219, 19)
P/1999 V1 (Catalina)        00 21 +22.8  21.4  22:13 (  0, 78)  22:13 (180, 32)
57P/du Toit-Neujmin-Delpor. 14 16 -12.5  21.4  18:40 ( 84,-13)  19:51 ( 65,-12)
P/2012 F5 (Gibbs)           21 55 -02.5  21.4  19:48 (  0, 53)  19:51 (179, 57)
2008 HE                     15 21 -15.1  21.5  18:40 ( 73, -2)  19:51 ( 72,  2)
75D/Kohoutek                10 29 +05.9  21.5   4:47 (287, 32)   3:38 (254, 11)
147P/Kushida-Muramatsu      22 11 -14.1  21.5  20:04 (  0, 41)  20:04 (180, 69)
136P/Mueller 3              16 48 -15.7  21.5  18:40 ( 59, 14)  19:51 ( 84, 19)
230P/LINEAR                 18 38 -23.5  21.5  18:40 ( 32, 24)  19:51 ( 91, 46)
140P/Bowell-Skiff           05 16 +27.9  21.6   3:12 (  0, 83)   3:12 (180, 27)
P/2007 V2 (Hill)            19 07 -23.4  21.6  18:40 ( 26, 27)  19:51 ( 96, 51)
P/2005 L1 (McNaught)        22 32 -14.4  21.6  20:25 (  0, 41)  20:25 (180, 69)
221P/LINEAR                 12 01 -08.0  21.7   4:47 (284,  6)   3:38 (279,  1)
86P/Wild 3                  13 41 -01.1  21.7   4:47 (264,-11)   3:38 (289,-23)
P/2009 SK280 (Spacew.-Hill) 13 02 +00.0  21.8   4:47 (269, -2)   3:38 (282,-16)
176P/(118401) LINEAR        14 28 -14.8  22.1  18:40 ( 80,-12)  19:51 ( 65, -9)
P/2010 B2 (WISE)            04 55 +33.7  22.3   2:51 (  0, 89)   2:51 (180, 21)
288P/(300163) 2006 VW139    14 03 -10.5  22.5  18:40 ( 87,-15)  19:51 ( 64,-16)
218P/LINEAR                 10 11 +09.4  22.8   4:47 (287, 38)   3:38 (249, 13)
P/2010 R2 (La Sagra)        15 12 -26.8  23.4  18:40 ( 64,-10)  19:51 ( 62,  7)
2011 KE                     13 44 -10.9  28.8   4:47 (272,-17)   3:38 (298,-18)

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