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Updated on April 29, 2016

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Bright periodic comets not yet observed in this return.

  • 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/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).

2016 May 6 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)
89P/Russell 2               14 37 -16.0  17.7  23:37 (  0, 39)  23:37 (180, 71)
P/2006 F1 (Kowalski)        15 54 +06.3  17.8   0:58 (  0, 61)   0:58 (180, 49)
219P/LINEAR                 18 22 -15.7  17.8   3:26 (  0, 39)   3:26 (180, 71)
P/2008 J3 (McNaught)        23 12 -26.1  17.9   3:29 (301, -1)   5:14 (270, 50)
146P/Shoemaker-LINEAR       00 34 -14.8  18.0   3:29 (281,-10)   5:14 (269, 28)
P/2004 FY140 (LINEAR)       16 38 -24.8  18.3   1:42 (  0, 30)   1:42 (180, 80)
P/2008 T1 (Boattini)        20 34 -18.9  18.5   3:29 (325, 28)   5:14 (200, 73)
33P/Daniel                  03 06 +12.1  18.6  20:24 (121,-19)  18:38 ( 96,-13)
P/2001 H5 (NEAT)            17 23 -34.9  18.8   2:28 (  0, 20)   2:28 (180, 90)
207P/NEAT                   02 56 +14.2  18.8  20:24 (124,-19)  18:38 ( 96,-16)
P/2011 A2 (Scotti)          06 28 +26.6  19.1  20:24 (104, 28)  18:38 (138, 14)
P/2010 N1 (WISE)            16 06 +07.8  19.1   1:11 (  0, 63)   1:11 (180, 47)
186P/Garradd                08 55 +20.6  19.2  20:24 ( 76, 54)  18:38 (168, 34)
208P/McMillan               23 28 -07.2  19.2   3:29 (284,  7)   5:14 (250, 37)
P/2005 S3 (Read)            01 09 +10.3  19.3   3:29 (255, -3)   5:14 (253,  6)
P/2010 J5 (McNaught)        07 48 +27.3  19.5  20:24 ( 96, 44)  18:38 (154, 23)
(944) Hidalgo               22 25 -57.1  19.5   3:29 (331,-15)   5:14 (325, 58)
P/2007 T6 (Catalina)        00 57 -12.7  19.8   3:29 (276,-14)   5:14 (270, 22)
P/2007 R3 (Gibbs)           23 43 -04.6  19.9   3:29 (280,  6)   5:14 (251, 32)
(62412) 2000 SY178          23 04 -06.0  20.0   3:29 (287, 13)   5:14 (244, 41)
217P/LINEAR                 16 05 -04.8  20.0   1:10 (  0, 50)   1:10 (180, 60)
321P/SOHO                   05 43 +16.6  20.0  20:24 (101, 14)  18:38 (123, 15)
P/2008 O2 (McNaught)        16 16 -33.3  20.1   1:21 (  0, 22)   1:21 (180, 88)
214P/LINEAR                 17 30 -46.8  20.2   2:35 (  0,  8)   2:35 (  0, 78)
P/1999 XN120 (Catalina)     01 28 +13.6  20.2   3:29 (250, -5)   5:14 (253,  0)
P/2003 SQ215 (NEAT-LONEOS)  22 22 -05.3  20.2   3:29 (293, 21)   5:14 (233, 47)
212P/NEAT                   03 23 +07.0  20.5  20:24 (114,-19)  18:38 ( 94, -7)
139P/Vaisala-Oterma         22 21 -08.0  20.5   3:29 (296, 20)   5:14 (236, 50)
213P/Van Ness               11 36 -09.6  20.5  20:37 (  0, 45)  20:37 (180, 65)
P/2009 SK280 (Spacew.-Hill) 15 24 -25.0  20.6   0:29 (  0, 30)   0:29 (180, 80)
P/1998 VS24 (LINEAR)        21 51 -10.7  20.8   3:29 (303, 23)   5:14 (230, 56)
234P/LINEAR                 05 49 +13.9  20.9  20:24 ( 98, 13)  18:38 (122, 17)
140P/Bowell-Skiff           16 31 -27.2  20.9   1:36 (  0, 28)   1:36 (180, 82)
P/2008 CL94 (Lemmon)        23 15 -11.9  20.9   3:29 (290,  7)   5:14 (253, 42)
P/2007 S1 (Zhao)            06 39 +20.7  21.0  20:24 ( 97, 27)  18:38 (136, 20)
224P/LINEAR-NEAT            02 60 +18.4  21.1  20:24 (127,-16)  18:38 (101,-18)
147P/Kushida-Muramatsu      05 35 +23.4  21.2  20:24 (108, 16)  18:38 (126,  8)
49P/Arend-Rigaux            20 23 -17.2  21.2   3:29 (327, 31)   5:14 (190, 72)
(343158) 2009 HC82          08 13 +31.2  21.4  20:24 ( 98, 50)  18:38 (161, 21)
31P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 2  23 53 -04.3  21.7   3:29 (278,  4)   5:14 (252, 30)
P/2009 Q4 (Boattini)        14 10 +03.6  21.8  23:10 (  0, 59)  23:10 (180, 51)
228P/LINEAR                 23 29 -09.5  22.0   3:29 (286,  6)   5:14 (253, 38)
311P/PanSTARRS              20 41 -17.9  22.0   3:29 (323, 28)   5:14 (204, 71)
P/2011 CR42 (Catalina)      05 26 +27.0  22.1  20:24 (112, 16)  18:38 (128,  4)
2004 AE9                    13 43 -09.6  22.2  22:43 (  0, 45)  22:43 (180, 65)
P/2008 WZ96 (LINEAR)        09 58 +20.4  22.4  20:24 ( 57, 66)  18:59 (180, 35)
233P/La Sagra               13 37 +02.9  22.5  22:37 (  0, 58)  22:37 (180, 52)
P/2013 J4 (PanSTARRS)       03 28 +17.1  22.6  20:24 (121,-12)  18:38 (103,-11)
P/2008 QP20 (LINEAR-Hill)   09 00 +16.1  25.5  20:24 ( 68, 53)  18:38 (169, 38)

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