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Updated on June 27, 2015

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Bright periodic comets not yet observed in this return.

  • 50P/Arend was observed on 2015 June 14 at 20.5 mag by Jean-Francois Soulier, but not officially announced yet.
  • 176P/(118401) LINEAR was observed on 2015 June 19 at 20.1 mag by Jean-Francois Soulier, but not officially announced yet.
  • 136P/Mueller 3 was observed on 2015 June 22 at 20.8 mag by Jean-Francois Soulier, but not officially announced yet.

  • P/2012 F5 ( Gibbs ) was observed on 2013 Feb. 15 at 22.7 mag at Mauna Kea (568).

  • P/2007 S1 ( Zhao ) was fainter than 22 mag on 2014 Oct. 23 (Marco Micheli).
  • P/2008 WZ96 ( LINEAR ) was fainter than 22 mag on 2014 Oct. 23 (Marco Micheli).
  • P/2010 J5 ( McNaught ) was fainter than 22 mag on 2014 Oct. 23 (Marco Micheli).
  • P/2006 F1 ( Kowalski ) was fainter than 22 mag on 2015 June 15 (Erwin Schwab, 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/2002 Q1 ( Van Ness ) was fainter than 20 mag on 2015 June 20 (Jean-Francois Soulier).

2015 June 16 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/2009 Q4 (Boattini)        05 52 +19.7  16.3  21:02 (132,-18)  18:25 (105,-13)
140P/Bowell-Skiff           07 57 +22.2  16.9  21:02 (114,  5)  18:25 (125,  9)
50P/Arend                   23 22 -17.4  17.9   2:58 (315, 24)   5:35 (189, 72)
230P/LINEAR                 00 45 -07.0  18.1   2:58 (292, 17)   5:35 (223, 54)
P/2004 FY140 (LINEAR)       12 33 -05.7  18.4  21:02 ( 43, 39)  18:56 (180, 61)
188P/LINEAR-Mueller         18 20 -37.0  18.7   0:46 (  0, 18)   0:46 (  0, 88)
P/2006 F1 (Kowalski)        12 57 +17.7  18.8  21:02 ( 59, 61)  19:20 (180, 37)
P/2008 QP20 (LINEAR-Hill)   04 07 +26.0  19.1   2:58 (236, -2)   5:35 (240, -3)
P/2002 Q1 (Van Ness)        18 58 +33.2  19.2   1:24 (  0, 88)   1:24 (180, 22)
136P/Mueller 3              20 27 -14.1  19.2   2:53 (  0, 41)   2:53 (180, 69)
P/2001 H5 (NEAT)            09 15 +15.3  19.3  21:02 ( 98, 16)  18:25 (134, 26)
P/2008 WZ96 (LINEAR)        05 25 +24.8  19.4   2:58 (224,-15)   5:35 (251,-17)
56P/Slaughter-Burnham       21 09 -23.9  19.5   2:58 (350, 30)   3:35 (180, 79)
P/2007 S1 (Zhao)            03 19 +13.7  19.6   2:58 (252, -1)   5:35 (242, 14)
211P/Hill                   04 25 +09.4  19.7   2:58 (245,-17)   5:35 (256,  4)
196P/Tichy                  03 11 +20.9  19.8   2:58 (248,  4)   5:35 (235, 10)
43P/Wolf-Harrington         20 59 -00.3  19.8   2:58 (349, 54)   3:25 (180, 55)
186P/Garradd                07 50 +33.9  19.8  21:02 (124, 10)  18:25 (132,  0)
135P/Shoemaker-Levy 8       20 05 -11.8  19.8   2:31 (  0, 43)   2:31 (180, 67)
(944) Hidalgo               20 34 -68.3  19.9   2:58 (  0,-13)   3:00 (  0, 57)
P/2003 WC7 (LINEAR-Catali.) 01 35 -11.4  20.0   2:58 (288,  5)   5:35 (243, 50)
208P/McMillan               17 05 -27.1  20.0  23:27 (  0, 28)  23:27 (180, 82)
P/2010 J5 (McNaught)        05 56 +25.9  20.1  21:02 (136,-13)  18:25 (111,-16)
P/2008 T1 (Boattini)        15 02 -19.5  20.3  21:24 (  0, 36)  21:24 (180, 74)
151P/Helin                  23 13 -05.2  20.3   2:58 (309, 35)   5:35 (181, 60)
P/2007 V2 (Hill)            00 33 +01.1  20.4   2:58 (287, 25)   5:35 (213, 49)
P/2005 S3 (Read)            22 16 -07.7  20.5   2:58 (325, 41)   4:41 (180, 63)
P/2007 R3 (Gibbs)           17 08 -27.1  20.6  23:30 (  0, 28)  23:30 (180, 82)
P/2008 CL94 (Lemmon)        22 12 -20.4  20.7   2:58 (333, 30)   4:38 (180, 75)
P/2010 B2 (WISE)            08 57 +20.0  20.7  21:02 (104, 15)  18:25 (134, 20)
176P/(118401) LINEAR        16 26 -22.0  20.7  22:48 (  0, 33)  22:48 (180, 77)
P/2001 F1 (NEAT)            06 14 +24.0  20.7  21:02 (131,-12)  18:25 (112,-11)
P/1999 V1 (Catalina)        02 48 +29.5  20.8   2:58 (243, 14)   5:35 (226,  8)
139P/Vaisala-Oterma         19 45 -19.1  20.8   2:11 (  0, 36)   2:11 (180, 74)
P/2009 WX51 (Catalina)      07 10 +27.1  20.9  21:02 (124,  0)  18:25 (122, -2)
202P/Scotti                 01 18 +08.6  20.9   2:58 (274, 20)   5:35 (221, 37)
49P/Arend-Rigaux            18 43 -14.5  21.0   1:09 (  0, 41)   1:09 (180, 69)
2007 VA85                   10 41 -53.9  21.0  21:02 ( 32,-13)  18:25 ( 31, 66)
P/2009 SK280 (Spacew.-Hill) 13 12 -04.8  21.1  21:02 ( 32, 45)  19:35 (180, 60)
288P/(300163) 2006 VW139    15 53 -19.0  21.1  22:16 (  0, 36)  22:16 (180, 74)
P/1998 VS24 (LINEAR)        19 07 -17.2  21.2   1:33 (  0, 38)   1:33 (180, 72)
P/1999 XN120 (Catalina)     23 28 +01.1  21.2   2:58 (300, 37)   5:35 (188, 54)
233P/La Sagra               06 11 +26.2  21.2  21:02 (133,-11)  18:25 (113,-13)
P/2008 J3 (McNaught)        16 32 -53.6  21.4  22:54 (  0,  1)  22:54 (  0, 71)
2004 AE9                    06 22 +22.3  21.4  21:02 (128,-12)  18:25 (111, -8)
214P/LINEAR                 07 18 +30.8  21.5  21:02 (126,  3)  18:25 (126, -3)
147P/Kushida-Muramatsu      02 20 +12.0  21.5   2:58 (262,  9)   5:35 (233, 25)
31P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 2  22 20 -12.8  21.6   2:58 (327, 36)   4:46 (180, 68)
P/2007 T6 (Catalina)        22 12 -25.9  21.6   2:58 (335, 25)   4:37 (180, 81)
190P/Mueller                20 46 -19.9  21.7   2:58 (356, 35)   3:12 (180, 75)
48P/Johnson                 09 36 +21.4  21.7  21:02 (100, 23)  18:25 (143, 24)
P/2011 CR42 (Catalina)      04 11 +21.3  22.3   2:58 (238, -6)   5:35 (244, -1)
P/2012 F5 (Gibbs)           02 59 +17.2  22.4   2:58 (252,  5)   5:35 (236, 15)
2005 HC4                    09 30 +21.6  24.2  21:02 (101, 22)  18:25 (142, 23)
34D/Gale                    23 14 -28.0   -     2:58 (324, 17)   5:35 (186, 83)

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