Comets Waiting for First Observation

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Updated on July 27, 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 mag on 2013 Aug. 6 (Jean-Francois Soulier).

2014 July 26 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)
P/2005 L1 (McNaught)        23 09 -08.3  17.4   2:56 (  0, 47)   2:56 (180, 63)
11P/Tempel-Swift-LINEAR     03 46 +27.1  18.2   3:25 (260, 37)   5:31 (209, 22)
132P/Helin-Roman-Alu 2      05 45 +19.4  18.4   3:25 (253, 10)   5:31 (236, 11)
61P/Shajn-Schaldach         17 37 -16.0  18.8  21:20 (  0, 39)  21:20 (180, 71)
P/2005 RV25 (LONEOS-Chris.) 01 25 +18.3  18.9   3:25 (298, 61)   5:11 (180, 37)
19P/Borrelly                21 24 -51.6  18.9   1:12 (  0,  4)   1:12 (  0, 74)
201P/LONEOS                 23 18 -16.1  19.0   3:05 (  0, 39)   3:05 (180, 71)
P/2004 FY140 (LINEAR)       10 28 +09.1  19.3  20:47 (102, -2)  18:41 (111, 13)
P/2007 S1 (Zhao)            21 31 -13.6  19.4   1:18 (  0, 41)   1:18 (180, 69)
(3200) Phaethon             04 35 +32.5  19.5   3:25 (249, 30)   5:31 (216, 12)
P/2001 Q11 (NEAT)           03 55 +03.4  19.5   3:25 (283, 23)   5:31 (225, 41)
P/1997 T3 (Lagerkvist-Car.) 00 56 +00.8  19.5   3:25 (328, 51)   4:42 (180, 54)
116P/Wild 4                 05 25 +25.5  19.6   3:25 (250, 17)   5:31 (229, 10)
P/2006 S6 (Hill)            23 09 -18.5  19.6   2:56 (  0, 37)   2:56 (180, 73)
50P/Arend                   17 56 -46.8  19.7  21:40 (  0,  8)  21:40 (  0, 78)
P/2008 WZ96 (LINEAR)        20 09 -30.2  19.8  23:52 (  0, 25)  23:52 (180, 85)
186P/Garradd                06 50 +43.0  20.0   3:25 (225, 12)   5:31 (227,-14)
188P/LINEAR-Mueller         15 19 -29.3  20.0  20:47 ( 24, 21)  19:04 (180, 84)
135P/Shoemaker-Levy 8       12 37 -04.3  20.0  20:47 ( 72, 16)  18:41 (125, 46)
P/2010 J5 (McNaught)        04 23 +20.5  20.1   3:25 (263, 27)   5:31 (220, 23)
206P/Barnard-Boattini       02 56 +36.2  20.2   3:25 (253, 50)   5:31 (195, 17)
P/2008 CL94 (Lemmon)        20 32 -29.0  20.2   0:19 (  0, 26)   0:19 (180, 84)
P/2006 F1 (Kowalski)        11 15 +19.4  20.4  20:47 (104, 13)  18:41 (127, 14)
(944) Hidalgo               17 50 -68.7  20.4  21:34 (  0,-14)  21:34 (  0, 56)
118P/Shoemaker-Levy 4       20 55 -13.1  20.6   0:42 (  0, 42)   0:42 (180, 68)
205P/Giacobini              13 39 +01.0  20.6  20:47 ( 66, 32)  18:41 (149, 50)
P/1994 N2 (McNaught-Hartl.) 15 36 -31.8  20.6  20:47 ( 20, 20)  19:20 (180, 87)
(196256) 2003 EH1           08 28 -32.1  20.8  20:47 ( 78,-47)  18:41 ( 59, 13)
P/2005 Q4 (LINEAR)          00 20 -11.6  20.9   3:25 (346, 42)   4:06 (180, 67)
211P/Hill                   01 33 -10.9  20.9   3:25 (324, 37)   5:20 (180, 66)
148P/Anderson-LINEAR        00 21 -02.6  21.0   3:25 (343, 51)   4:07 (180, 58)
42P/Neujmin 3               13 03 -03.0  21.1  20:47 ( 69, 22)  18:41 (134, 49)
77P/Longmore                05 48 +42.0  21.1   3:25 (233, 21)   5:31 (221, -5)
P/1997 G1 (Montani)         02 48 +19.4  21.2   3:25 (278, 45)   5:31 (198, 34)
P/2007 V2 (Hill)            18 57 -23.3  21.3  22:40 (  0, 32)  22:40 (180, 78)
P/2012 F5 (Gibbs)           22 35 +04.7  21.3   2:22 (  0, 60)   2:22 (180, 50)
136P/Mueller 3              15 60 -10.5  21.3  20:47 ( 21, 42)  19:44 (180, 66)
75D/Kohoutek                06 59 +22.5  21.4   3:25 (240, -2)   5:31 (245, -4)
147P/Kushida-Muramatsu      22 54 -09.8  21.4   2:40 (  0, 45)   2:40 (180, 65)
P/2001 F1 (NEAT)            05 15 +17.0  21.5   3:25 (259, 14)   5:31 (233, 18)
196P/Tichy                  21 09 -45.6  21.6   0:56 (  0,  9)   0:56 (  0, 79)
94P/Russell 4               01 46 +05.1  21.6   3:25 (308, 48)   5:31 (181, 50)
81P/Wild 2                  02 21 +10.8  21.7   3:25 (293, 46)   5:31 (192, 43)
D/1977 C1 (Skiff-Kosai)     09 27 +17.3  22.0  20:47 (118, -8)  18:41 (108, -4)
143P/Kowal-Mrkos            03 01 +19.2  22.0   3:25 (276, 43)   5:31 (201, 33)
176P/(118401) LINEAR        13 00 -06.6  22.3  20:47 ( 67, 19)  18:41 (130, 51)
288P/(300163) 2006 VW139    12 29 -00.3  22.9  20:47 ( 77, 17)  18:41 (127, 41)
P/2010 R2 (La Sagra)        13 09 -24.6  23.4  20:47 ( 51,  9)  18:41 (107, 65)

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