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Updated on June 25, 2016

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Bright periodic comets not yet observed in this return.

  • 226P/Pigott-LINEAR-Kowalski was observed on 2016 June 13 at 17.8 mag by Hidetaka Sato, but not officially announced yet.

  • P/2010 J5 ( McNaught ) was fainter than 22 mag on 2014 Oct. 23 (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).
  • P/2011 A2 ( Scotti ) was fainter than 22 mag on 2016 Feb. 7 (Erwin Schwab).
  • 321P/SOHO was fainter than 19 mag on 2016 Mar. 17 (Jean-Francois Soulier).
  • P/2006 F1 ( Kowalski ) was fainter than 19 mag on 2016 May 30 (Jean-Francois Soulier).

2016 June 5 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)
144P/Kushida                03 35 +20.2  17.0   3:01 (239, -7)   5:31 (246, -2)
P/2008 J3 (McNaught)        23 52 -22.4  17.3   3:01 (306, 10)   5:31 (242, 67)
207P/NEAT                   04 57 +18.4  17.6  20:55 (132,-20)  18:25 (102,-15)
P/2006 F1 (Kowalski)        15 37 +06.5  17.8  22:39 (  0, 61)  22:39 (180, 49)
P/2008 T1 (Boattini)        20 45 -18.0  18.0   3:01 (345, 36)   3:51 (180, 73)
P/2004 FY140 (LINEAR)       16 20 -24.2  18.3  23:22 (  0, 31)  23:22 (180, 79)
33P/Daniel                  04 05 +18.2  18.3   3:01 (236,-14)   5:31 (252, -6)
208P/McMillan               00 12 -02.5  18.9   3:01 (288, 19)   5:31 (223, 49)
P/2001 H5 (NEAT)            17 03 -34.7  19.0   0:10 (  0, 20)   0:10 (180, 90)
P/2005 S3 (Read)            01 54 +14.6  19.1   3:01 (258,  9)   5:31 (234, 20)
P/2011 A2 (Scotti)          08 00 +23.9  19.1  20:55 (109, 15)  18:25 (134, 15)
(944) Hidalgo               22 37 -59.4  19.3   3:01 (340,-10)   5:31 (356, 66)
P/2007 T6 (Catalina)        01 41 -09.9  19.4   3:01 (280, -3)   5:31 (253, 39)
P/2003 SQ215 (NEAT-LONEOS)  22 50 -01.5  19.6   3:01 (302, 35)   5:31 (191, 56)
P/2010 J5 (McNaught)        08 16 +25.7  19.6  20:55 (108, 19)  18:25 (138, 15)
P/2007 R3 (Gibbs)           00 29 +00.4  19.7   3:01 (282, 18)   5:31 (226, 44)
(62412) 2000 SY178          23 28 -03.0  19.8   3:01 (296, 27)   5:31 (208, 55)
P/2009 K1 (Gibbs)           08 42 +17.4  19.9  20:55 ( 97, 20)  18:25 (138, 26)
P/1999 XN120 (Catalina)     02 04 +17.0  19.9   3:01 (255,  8)   5:31 (234, 17)
P/2008 O2 (McNaught)        15 57 -32.6  19.9  22:59 (  0, 22)  22:59 (180, 88)
139P/Vaisala-Oterma         22 37 -06.1  20.1   3:01 (309, 34)   5:31 (186, 61)
212P/NEAT                   04 31 +13.1  20.2   3:01 (235,-22)   5:31 (260, -8)
226P/Pigott-LINEAR-Kowalski 02 28 -18.0  20.3   3:01 (281,-17)   5:31 (269, 34)
214P/LINEAR                 16 59 -47.9  20.5   0:06 (  0,  7)   0:06 (  0, 77)
P/2010 TO20 (LINEAR-Grauer) 09 14 +18.4  20.5  20:55 ( 94, 27)  18:25 (145, 29)
P/1998 VS24 (LINEAR)        22 04 -09.6  20.5   3:01 (319, 36)   5:10 (180, 64)
213P/Van Ness               11 35 -08.5  20.6  20:55 ( 43, 36)  18:38 (180, 64)
P/2009 SK280 (Spacew.-Hill) 15 06 -24.7  20.6  22:09 (  0, 30)  22:09 (180, 80)
P/2008 CL94 (Lemmon)        23 27 -11.0  20.8   3:01 (302, 22)   5:31 (214, 62)
49P/Arend-Rigaux            20 20 -17.8  20.8   3:01 (352, 37)   3:26 (180, 73)
234P/LINEAR                 06 29 +14.5  20.9  20:55 (114, -8)  18:25 (112,  5)
30P/Reinmuth 1              01 47 +03.9  21.1   3:01 (268,  4)   5:31 (241, 29)
224P/LINEAR-NEAT            04 12 +24.4  21.1   3:01 (230,-10)   5:31 (248,-11)
P/2010 D1 (WISE)            19 17 -11.5  21.1   2:23 (  0, 44)   2:23 (180, 66)
147P/Kushida-Muramatsu      06 29 +23.6  21.1  20:55 (121, -2)  18:25 (119, -1)
(343158) 2009 HC82          08 11 +28.0  21.2  20:55 (111, 19)  18:25 (138, 13)
P/2007 S1 (Zhao)            07 19 +20.3  21.4  20:55 (111,  5)  18:25 (124, 10)
31P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 2  00 13 -02.6  21.5   3:01 (288, 19)   5:31 (223, 49)
311P/PanSTARRS              20 58 -15.7  21.5   3:01 (341, 37)   4:04 (180, 71)
225P/LINEAR                 00 45 -12.4  21.5   3:01 (290,  7)   5:31 (243, 51)
229P/Gibbs                  20 52 +03.7  21.5   3:01 (334, 56)   3:58 (180, 51)
140P/Bowell-Skiff           16 07 -26.4  21.6  23:09 (  0, 29)  23:09 (180, 81)
103P/Hartley 2              18 12 -09.2  21.6   1:19 (  0, 46)   1:19 (180, 64)
90P/Gehrels 1               23 14 -12.4  21.7   3:01 (306, 23)   5:31 (209, 65)
(37117) Narcissus           21 07 -02.8  21.8   3:01 (332, 49)   4:12 (180, 58)
228P/LINEAR                 23 46 -08.0  21.9   3:01 (296, 21)   5:31 (219, 57)
P/2011 CR42 (Catalina)      06 00 +27.4  21.9  20:55 (128, -4)  18:25 (118, -8)
D/1978 R1 (Haneda-Campos)   20 17 -24.4  22.0   3:01 (354, 30)   3:23 (180, 79)
169P/NEAT                   13 56 -02.3  22.1  20:59 (  0, 53)  20:59 (180, 57)
P/2013 R3 (Catalina-PanST.) 10 59 +06.3  22.1  20:55 ( 64, 41)  18:25 (171, 48)
P/2013 J4 (PanSTARRS)       04 15 +19.9  22.5   3:01 (233,-14)   5:31 (252, -9)
93P/Lovas 1                 22 41 -14.1  23.0   3:01 (314, 27)   5:31 (190, 69)
321P/SOHO                   07 43 +15.5  23.2  20:55 (104,  7)  18:25 (124, 18)

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