Comets Waiting for First Observation

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Updated on September 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 20.5 mag on 2014 Aug. 1 (Jean-Francois Soulier).

2014 September 24 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)        22 39 -13.4  17.6  22:26 (  0, 42)  22:26 (180, 68)
P/2005 RV25 (LONEOS-Chris.) 01 21 +18.9  18.3   1:12 (  0, 74)   1:12 (180, 36)
116P/Wild 4                 06 26 +26.4  18.5   4:24 (282, 65)   4:22 (208, 23)
61P/Shajn-Schaldach         17 42 -18.1  18.8  19:19 ( 30, 31)  19:22 (117, 60)
P/2007 S1 (Zhao)            20 58 -18.0  19.2  20:46 (  0, 37)  20:46 (180, 73)
P/2004 FY140 (LINEAR)       11 30 +02.5  19.3   4:24 (260,-10)   4:22 (276,-13)
P/2008 WZ96 (LINEAR)        19 37 -30.5  19.4  19:25 (  0, 25)  19:25 (180, 85)
P/2010 J5 (McNaught)        04 56 +22.2  19.7   4:24 (338, 76)   4:22 (187, 33)
186P/Garradd                07 44 +42.6  19.7   4:24 (244, 53)   4:22 (213,  1)
206P/Barnard-Boattini       06 59 +03.3  19.9   4:24 (305, 44)   4:22 (230, 38)
50P/Arend                   17 50 -42.1  19.9  19:19 ( 19, 10)  19:22 ( 63, 69)
205P/Giacobini              14 42 -05.3  19.9  19:19 ( 75, 11)  19:22 ( 95, 17)
211P/Hill                   01 28 -17.4  20.2   1:19 (  0, 38)   1:19 (180, 72)
135P/Shoemaker-Levy 8       14 06 -11.8  20.2  19:19 ( 75,  0)  19:22 ( 85, 14)
P/2006 F1 (Kowalski)        12 06 +14.4  20.2  19:19 (114, -8)  19:22 ( 90,-26)
188P/LINEAR-Mueller         15 42 -29.0  20.2  19:19 ( 48,  6)  19:22 ( 80, 41)
P/1994 N2 (McNaught-Hartl.) 16 02 -32.2  20.4  19:19 ( 42,  7)  19:22 ( 78, 46)
(944) Hidalgo               17 36 -64.9  20.5  19:19 ( 12,-12)  19:22 ( 21, 55)
42P/Neujmin 3               14 17 -10.5  20.6  19:19 ( 75,  3)  19:22 ( 87, 15)
P/1997 G1 (Montani)         02 56 +20.3  20.7   2:47 (  0, 75)   2:47 (180, 35)
P/2008 CL94 (Lemmon)        20 11 -29.3  20.7  19:59 (  0, 26)  19:59 (180, 84)
77P/Longmore                07 01 +45.7  20.8   4:24 (238, 60)   4:22 (205,  3)
81P/Wild 2                  02 18 +09.8  20.9   2:09 (  0, 65)   2:09 (180, 45)
P/2001 F1 (NEAT)            05 43 +17.6  21.1   4:24 (314, 67)   4:22 (201, 35)
147P/Kushida-Muramatsu      22 19 -13.5  21.1  22:06 (  0, 42)  22:06 (180, 68)
196P/Tichy                  20 22 -42.8  21.2  20:10 (  0, 12)  20:10 (  0, 82)
P/2012 F5 (Gibbs)           21 59 +00.1  21.2  21:45 (  0, 55)  21:45 (180, 55)
P/2007 V2 (Hill)            18 47 -23.8  21.4  19:19 ( 11, 30)  19:22 (135, 75)
(196256) 2003 EH1           11 11 -53.1  21.4   4:24 (315,-32)   4:22 (320, 22)
75D/Kohoutek                09 30 +12.3  21.4   4:24 (269, 20)   4:22 (251,  5)
136P/Mueller 3              16 22 -13.9  21.5  19:19 ( 51, 24)  19:22 (104, 42)
143P/Kowal-Mrkos            03 05 +19.6  21.6   2:55 (  0, 75)   2:55 (180, 35)
D/1977 C1 (Skiff-Kosai)     10 60 +09.0  22.2   4:24 (259,  0)   4:22 (266,-11)
176P/(118401) LINEAR        13 55 -11.9  22.3  19:19 ( 77, -2)  19:22 ( 83, 11)
288P/(300163) 2006 VW139    13 29 -07.1  22.8  19:19 ( 84, -4)  19:22 ( 83,  3)
P/2010 R2 (La Sagra)        14 26 -25.5  23.6  19:19 ( 61, -4)  19:22 ( 75, 25)

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