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Updated on October 28, 2018

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Bright periodic comets not yet observed in this return.

  • (3200) Phaethon was observed on 2018 Oct. 15 at 18.1 mag by Kunihiro Shima, but not officially announced yet.

  • P/2004 FY140 ( LINEAR ) was fainter than 22 mag on 2015 June 15 (Erwin Schwab, Marco Micheli).
  • P/1999 XN120 ( Catalina ) was fainter than 21.5 mag on 2016 Nov. 28 (Erwin Schwab), fainter than 21.2 mag on 2016 Dec. 4 (Jean-Gabriel Bosch).
  • P/2010 TO20 ( LINEAR-Grauer ) was fainter than 22.0 mag on 2017 Jan. 27 (Erwin Schwab).
  • P/2010 H2 ( Vales ) was fainter than 21.5 mag on 2017 Mar. 28 (Erwin Schwab).
  • P/2006 F1 ( Kowalski ) was fainter than 20 mag on 2017 May 26 (Jean-Francois Soulier).
  • P/1998 VS24 ( LINEAR ) was fainter than 21.5 mag on 2017 Aug. 20 (Erwin Schwab).
  • P/2008 CL94 ( Lemmon ) was fainter than 21.0 mag on 2017 Nov. 8 (Erwin Schwab).
  • 82P/Gehrels 3 was fainter than 20 mag on 2017 Dec. 23 (Jean-Francois Soulier).
  • P/2005 Y2 ( McNaught ) was fainter than 21.5 mag on 2018 Feb. 17 (Erwin Schwab).
  • P/2002 EJ57 ( LINEAR ) was fainter than 20.0 mag on 2018 Jan. 12 (Toshihiko Ikemura, Hirohisa Sato), fainter than 19.5 mag on 2018 Feb. 23 (Toshihiko Ikemura, Hirohisa Sato).
  • P/2003 L1 ( Scotti ) was fainter than 21.5 mag on 2017 Mar. 24 (Erwin Schwab), fainter than 20.5 mag on 2018 Apr. 9 (Erwin Schwab).
  • P/2011 V1 ( Boattini ) was fainter than 18.5 mag on 2018 May 21 (Toshihiko Ikemura, Hirohisa Sato).
  • P/2013 R3 ( Catalina-PanSTARRS ) was fainter than 22 mag on 2018 Aug. 8 (Erwin Schwab).
  • 198P/ODAS was fainter than 20 mag on 2018 July 24 (Jean-Francois Soulier), fainter than 19 mag on 2018 Sept. 8 (Jean-Francois Soulier).

2018 November 7 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)
(3200) Phaethon             03 13 +40.1  17.6   0:12 (180, 85)   0:12 (180, 15)
79P/du Toit-Hartley         15 56 -21.2  18.8  18:27 ( 69, -7)  20:10 ( 62, -3)
198P/ODAS                   03 49 +22.1  18.9   0:46 (  0, 77)   0:46 (180, 33)
P/2014 C1 (TOTAS)           09 54 +10.6  18.9   5:00 (307, 55)   3:17 (238, 22)
P/2011 V1 (Boattini)        20 24 -26.9  19.1  18:27 ( 17, 26)  20:10 ( 91, 53)
P/1998 VS24 (LINEAR)        07 06 +17.1  19.4   4:03 (  0, 72)   3:17 (194, 37)
231P/LINEAR-NEAT            10 04 +11.5  19.5   5:00 (303, 54)   3:17 (239, 20)
P/2008 CL94 (Lemmon)        01 54 +11.6  19.6  22:47 (  0, 67)  22:47 (180, 43)
P/2005 GF8 (LONEOS)         12 04 -01.0  19.8   5:00 (289, 23)   3:17 (268,  4)
P/2006 F1 (Kowalski)        22 07 -25.6  19.8  19:01 (  0, 29)  20:10 (118, 72)
P/2002 EJ57 (LINEAR)        12 27 -04.8  19.9   5:00 (288, 17)   3:17 (275,  2)
P/2013 R3 (Catalina-PanST.) 21 16 -15.9  19.9  18:27 (  5, 39)  20:10 (118, 57)
173P/Mueller 5              01 18 -12.5  20.0  22:11 (  0, 43)  22:11 (180, 67)
P/2009 SK280 (Spacew.-Hill) 21 09 -33.4  20.0  18:27 (  5, 22)  20:10 ( 85, 64)
246P/NEAT                   09 27 +27.1  20.1   5:00 (288, 70)   3:17 (222, 14)
P/2004 FY140 (LINEAR)       21 47 -13.0  20.2  18:41 (  0, 42)  20:10 (132, 60)
P/2003 L1 (Scotti)          11 23 -03.9  20.3   5:00 (299, 29)   3:17 (265, 14)
P/2010 U2 (Hill)            20 60 -26.1  20.3  18:27 (  8, 29)  20:10 ( 98, 60)
99P/Kowal 1                 06 58 +27.2  20.4   3:55 (  0, 82)   3:17 (189, 27)
P/2002 T5 (LINEAR)          22 18 -29.7  20.4  19:13 (  0, 25)  20:10 (110, 77)
209P/LINEAR                 07 33 +34.4  20.4   4:30 (  0, 89)   3:17 (196, 19)
P/2005 J1 (McNaught)        16 28 -23.5  20.5  18:27 ( 63, -2)  20:10 ( 64,  5)
P/1999 XN120 (Catalina)     11 54 -03.6  20.6   5:00 (293, 24)   3:17 (269,  8)
82P/Gehrels 3               09 35 +13.3  20.6   5:00 (311, 60)   3:17 (233, 23)
101P/Chernykh               19 00 -22.7  20.6  18:27 ( 38, 22)  20:10 ( 84, 34)
P/1996 R2 (Lagerkvist)      21 57 -15.1  20.6  18:52 (  0, 40)  20:10 (134, 63)
P/2005 Y2 (McNaught)        13 27 +08.5  20.8   5:00 (268, 12)   3:17 (272,-18)
P/2007 T2 (Kowalski)        10 28 +19.0  21.0   5:00 (287, 54)   3:17 (238, 10)
P/2015 F1 (PanSTARRS)       04 01 +21.8  21.0   0:59 (  0, 77)   0:59 (180, 33)
10P/Tempel 2                10 22 +15.0  21.1   5:00 (294, 53)   3:17 (240, 14)
282P/(323137) 2003 BM80     06 39 +29.8  21.1   3:36 (  0, 85)   3:17 (184, 25)
P/2013 EW90 (Tenagra)       01 45 -19.7  21.2  22:38 (  0, 35)  22:38 (180, 75)
254P/McNaught               16 19 +03.6  21.2  18:27 ( 86, 12)  20:10 ( 85,-14)
P/2007 T4 (Gibbs)           23 19 -25.2  21.2  20:13 (  0, 30)  20:13 (180, 80)
258P/PanSTARRS              04 48 +14.9  21.3   1:45 (  0, 70)   1:45 (180, 40)
124P/Mrkos                  01 42 +41.1  21.3  22:35 (180, 84)  22:35 (180, 14)
163P/NEAT                   23 52 -19.1  21.3  20:45 (  0, 36)  20:45 (180, 74)
P/2007 R1 (Larson)          15 41 -13.8  21.4  18:27 ( 77, -6)  20:10 ( 65,-10)
P/2013 J4 (PanSTARRS)       20 46 -22.8  21.4  18:27 ( 12, 31)  20:10 (101, 55)
36P/Whipple                 18 15 -14.9  21.5  18:27 ( 52, 22)  20:10 ( 86, 21)
267P/LONEOS                 05 02 +20.5  21.5   1:59 (  0, 76)   1:59 (180, 34)
266P/Christensen            22 14 -12.3  21.6  19:08 (  0, 43)  20:10 (145, 63)
P/2011 R3 (Novichonok-Ger.) 17 07 -06.7  21.7  18:27 ( 70, 15)  20:10 ( 83,  2)
P/2011 U2 (Bressi)          16 34 -23.4  21.9  18:27 ( 62, -2)  20:10 ( 65,  5)
17P/Holmes                  13 05 -20.7  21.9   5:00 (295, -1)   3:17 (293,  3)
P/2010 H2 (Vales)           17 10 -27.8  22.5  18:27 ( 53,  2)  20:10 ( 66, 15)
121P/Shoemaker-Holt 2       18 56 -28.6  22.7  18:27 ( 35, 17)  20:10 ( 77, 36)
P/2010 TO20 (LINEAR-Grauer) 13 31 -08.6  22.9   5:00 (282,  2)   3:17 (287, -9)
(431760) 2008 HE            13 54 -12.9  23.3   5:00 (282, -6)   3:17 (294,-11)
324P/La Sagra               11 02 -12.8  24.1   5:00 (310, 26)   3:17 (270, 23)
(399457) 2002 PD43          20 40 -10.8  24.6  18:27 ( 17, 43)  20:10 (115, 47)
354P/LINEAR                 18 30 -25.2  26.7  18:27 ( 42, 16)  20:10 ( 78, 29)
2008 FF5                    13 45 -11.1  28.3   5:00 (282, -3)   3:17 (292,-10)

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