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Updated on November 23, 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).
  • 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).

2014 November 22 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)
61P/Shajn-Schaldach         18 47 -19.2  18.8  18:19 ( 52, 15)  20:30 ( 76, 13)
205P/Giacobini              16 24 -11.4  18.9  18:19 ( 80, -6)  20:30 ( 61,-19)
P/2004 FY140 (LINEAR)       12 28 -04.1  19.0   5:12 (301, 30)   3:02 (268, 10)
P/2008 WZ96 (LINEAR)        20 47 -24.6  19.2  18:19 ( 24, 26)  20:30 ( 86, 40)
P/2010 J5 (McNaught)        04 38 +22.6  19.3   0:37 (  0, 78)   0:37 (180, 32)
186P/Garradd                07 59 +44.2  19.3   3:57 (180, 81)   3:02 (190, 10)
P/2007 S1 (Zhao)            21 31 -16.8  19.5  18:19 ( 16, 37)  20:30 (102, 45)
2008 HE                     16 25 -18.4  19.9  18:19 ( 74,-10)  20:30 ( 56,-13)
P/2006 F1 (Kowalski)        12 58 +11.1  19.9   5:12 (281, 34)   3:02 (260, -5)
P/1994 N2 (McNaught-Hartl.) 17 13 -34.2  19.9  18:19 ( 55,-10)  20:30 ( 51,  5)
42P/Neujmin 3               16 06 -18.0  19.9  18:19 ( 77,-14)  20:30 ( 53,-17)
50P/Arend                   18 47 -37.9  20.0  18:19 ( 40,  2)  20:30 ( 59, 23)
211P/Hill                   00 52 -19.6  20.0  20:47 (  0, 36)  20:47 (180, 74)
77P/Longmore                07 25 +52.0  20.1   3:23 (180, 73)   3:02 (183,  3)
180P/NEAT                   06 46 +24.9  20.1   2:44 (  0, 80)   2:44 (180, 30)
188P/LINEAR-Mueller         16 34 -30.6  20.3  18:19 ( 63,-15)  20:30 ( 48, -3)
135P/Shoemaker-Levy 8       15 53 -18.2  20.3  18:19 ( 79,-16)  20:30 ( 50,-19)
P/2001 H5 (NEAT)            08 41 +24.4  20.5   4:39 (  0, 79)   3:02 (205, 26)
(944) Hidalgo               18 18 -61.6  20.5  18:19 ( 26,-19)  20:30 ( 33, 28)
57P/du Toit-Neujmin-Delpo.) 15 13 -16.7  20.6   5:12 (284, -9)   3:02 (303,-15)
140P/Bowell-Skiff           05 04 +28.3  20.6   1:02 (  0, 83)   1:02 (180, 27)
P/2001 F1 (NEAT)            05 35 +18.2  20.6   1:34 (  0, 73)   1:34 (180, 37)
196P/Tichy                  21 05 -32.2  21.0  18:19 ( 18, 20)  20:30 ( 78, 47)
P/2008 CL94 (Lemmon)        20 24 -27.4  21.0  18:19 ( 28, 22)  20:30 ( 80, 37)
221P/LINEAR                 12 49 -12.8  21.2   5:12 (303, 20)   3:02 (278, 10)
206P/Barnard-Boattini       08 31 -29.8  21.4   4:28 (  0, 25)   3:02 (260, 71)
P/1999 V1 (Catalina)        00 10 +20.7  21.4  20:05 (  0, 76)  20:30 (173, 34)
86P/Wild 3                  14 34 -07.0  21.4   5:12 (282,  4)   3:02 (289,-14)
218P/LINEAR                 11 05 +04.2  21.4   5:12 (314, 50)   3:02 (248, 22)
75D/Kohoutek                11 18 -00.4  21.4   5:12 (314, 44)   3:02 (254, 22)
136P/Mueller 3              17 21 -17.1  21.5  18:19 ( 68,  2)  20:30 ( 65, -4)
230P/LINEAR                 19 08 -23.7  21.5  18:19 ( 46, 15)  20:30 ( 74, 20)
P/2010 B2 (WISE)            04 36 +36.0  21.5   0:34 (180, 89)   0:34 (180, 19)
P/2007 V2 (Hill)            19 40 -22.4  21.6  18:19 ( 40, 21)  20:30 ( 80, 26)
P/2009 SK280 (Spacew.-Hill) 13 24 -02.5  21.7   5:12 (289, 21)   3:02 (275, -3)
P/2012 F5 (Gibbs)           22 10 -03.4  21.8  18:19 (  5, 52)  20:30 (125, 44)
147P/Kushida-Muramatsu      22 17 -13.2  21.8  18:19 (  2, 42)  20:30 (117, 52)
2011 KE                     13 51 -13.0  21.9   5:12 (293,  9)   3:02 (287, -2)
P/2005 L1 (McNaught)        22 40 -13.5  22.0  18:35 (  0, 42)  20:30 (123, 56)
176P/(118401) LINEAR        15 04 -17.5  22.1   5:12 (286, -8)   3:02 (302,-13)
288P/(300163) 2006 VW139    14 41 -13.7  22.7   5:12 (286, -1)   3:02 (295,-11)
P/2010 R2 (La Sagra)        16 04 -27.9  23.2  18:19 ( 69,-19)  20:30 ( 45,-10)

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