Comets Waiting for First Observation

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Updated on April 25, 2015

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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/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).

2015 April 18 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)
205P/Giacobini              22 52 +00.8  15.5   3:56 (276, 10)   5:01 (252, 22)
51P/Harrington              21 43 -16.5  17.4   3:56 (300, 12)   5:01 (257, 46)
61P/Shajn-Schaldach         22 58 -05.2  17.5   3:56 (280,  5)   5:01 (259, 24)
140P/Bowell-Skiff           05 47 +26.1  17.7  20:03 ( 97, 38)  18:57 (140, 16)
P/2009 Q4 (Boattini)        02 31 +08.0  17.8  20:03 (108,-10)  18:57 ( 95, -7)
P/2004 FY140 (LINEAR)       12 42 -06.8  18.1  22:57 (  0, 48)  22:57 (180, 62)
P/2009 L2 (Yang-Gao)        09 00 -08.9  18.3  20:03 ( 17, 45)  19:16 (180, 64)
P/2006 F1 (Kowalski)        13 13 +19.0  18.7  23:27 (  0, 74)  23:27 (180, 36)
P/2008 WZ96 (LINEAR)        02 37 +14.6  18.8  20:03 (112, -5)  18:57 (102, -9)
50P/Arend                   22 18 -23.5  18.9   3:56 (300,  2)   5:01 (271, 42)
188P/LINEAR-Mueller         18 40 -34.7  19.2   3:56 (347, 19)   4:58 (180, 90)
P/2001 H5 (NEAT)            08 05 +21.9  19.3  20:03 ( 66, 64)  18:57 (170, 33)
186P/Garradd                07 07 +38.6  19.6  20:03 (108, 58)  18:57 (161, 13)
230P/LINEAR                 22 56 -13.5  19.6   3:56 (287,  1)   5:01 (266, 29)
P/2007 S1 (Zhao)            01 29 +05.4  19.7   3:56 (249,-19)   5:01 (272,-13)
P/2008 QP20 (LINEAR-Hill)   01 22 +13.1  19.9   3:56 (244,-13)   5:01 (265,-15)
P/2010 J5 (McNaught)        04 50 +24.5  20.0  20:03 (103, 26)  18:57 (129,  9)
135P/Shoemaker-Levy 8       19 51 -15.1  20.0   3:56 (322, 31)   5:01 (222, 65)
196P/Tichy                  01 14 +05.4  20.1   3:56 (251,-16)   5:01 (270, -9)
211P/Hill                   02 51 +02.2  20.1  20:03 (100,-10)  18:57 ( 93,  1)
136P/Mueller 3              20 11 -14.8  20.1   3:56 (317, 28)   5:01 (230, 62)
(944) Hidalgo               20 38 -63.3  20.2   3:56 (341,-15)   5:01 (337, 57)
2008 HE                     12 56 -10.6  20.4  23:10 (  0, 44)  23:10 (180, 66)
56P/Slaughter-Burnham       20 48 -24.5  20.6   3:56 (316, 15)   5:01 (257, 61)
P/2010 B2 (WISE)            06 10 +30.2  20.6  20:03 (100, 45)  18:57 (147, 16)
208P/McMillan               17 35 -26.4  20.7   3:53 (  0, 29)   3:53 (180, 81)
P/2008 T1 (Boattini)        15 37 -21.8  20.7   1:56 (  0, 33)   1:56 (180, 77)
P/2001 F1 (NEAT)            05 24 +22.5  20.7  20:03 ( 96, 32)  18:57 (133, 16)
P/2009 SK280 (Spacew.-Hill) 13 34 -05.1  20.9  23:49 (  0, 50)  23:49 (180, 60)
P/2008 CL94 (Lemmon)        21 58 -20.6  21.0   3:56 (301,  7)   5:01 (265, 45)
P/2007 V2 (Hill)            23 16 -06.5  21.1   3:56 (278,  1)   5:01 (263, 21)
P/1999 V1 (Catalina)        01 41 +24.0  21.2   3:56 (232, -9)   5:01 (257,-25)
176P/(118401) LINEAR        17 04 -23.1  21.4   3:22 (  0, 32)   3:22 (180, 78)
147P/Kushida-Muramatsu      00 59 +04.3  21.5   3:56 (254,-14)   5:01 (269, -6)
288P/(300163) 2006 VW139    16 36 -20.2  21.6   2:54 (  0, 35)   2:54 (180, 75)
(3552) Don Quixote          09 34 +31.1  21.8  20:03 ( 37, 85)  19:49 (180, 24)
75D/Kohoutek                11 17 -04.6  21.8  21:32 (  0, 50)  21:32 (180, 60)
P/2012 F5 (Gibbs)           01 27 +11.0  22.5   3:56 (245,-15)   5:01 (267,-15)
P/2010 R2 (La Sagra)        19 50 -19.3  22.8   3:56 (325, 27)   5:01 (228, 68)
2011 KE                     12 59 -07.1  23.6  23:13 (  0, 48)  23:13 (180, 62)
2008 FF5                    12 42 -04.8  25.4  22:55 (  0, 50)  22:55 (180, 60)
206P/Barnard-Boattini       07 54 -11.6  25.4  20:03 ( 35, 36)  18:57 (152, 64)

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