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Updated on February 21, 2015

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Bright periodic comets not yet observed in this return.

  • 57P/du Toit-Neujmin-Delporte was observed on 2015 Feb. 18 at 19.9 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/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 February 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              20 01 -10.1  16.7   5:18 (288,  8)   4:05 (279,  5)
57P/du Toit-Neujmin-Delpor. 18 45 -20.9  17.6   5:18 (309, 14)   4:05 (278, 26)
61P/Shajn-Schaldach         21 13 -13.7  18.2   5:18 (281, -9)   4:05 (293, -8)
P/2004 FY140 (LINEAR)       13 08 -09.1  18.3   3:19 (  0, 46)   3:19 (180, 64)
P/1994 N2 (McNaught-Hartl.) 19 43 -34.8  18.7   5:18 (310, -5)   4:05 (298, 21)
140P/Bowell-Skiff           04 28 +26.1  18.7  19:09 ( 40, 79)  20:21 (154, 24)
P/2008 WZ96 (LINEAR)        00 03 -03.2  18.7  19:09 ( 78, 11)  20:21 ( 86,  0)
42P/Neujmin 3               19 37 -19.1  18.8   5:18 (299,  6)   4:05 (284, 14)
P/2006 F1 (Kowalski)        13 36 +14.1  19.0   3:46 (  0, 69)   3:46 (180, 41)
186P/Garradd                07 04 +43.6  19.3  21:12 (180, 81)  21:12 (180, 11)
P/2001 H5 (NEAT)            08 01 +25.0  19.3  22:08 (  0, 80)  22:08 (180, 30)
50P/Arend                   20 55 -30.3  19.6   5:18 (297,-14)   4:05 (303,  6)
P/2009 L2 (Yang-Gao)        09 32 -14.4  19.6  23:39 (  0, 41)  23:39 (180, 69)
P/2010 J5 (McNaught)        04 09 +22.6  19.7  19:09 ( 46, 73)  20:21 (148, 25)
P/2007 S1 (Zhao)            23 44 -05.0  19.7  19:09 ( 80,  6)  20:21 ( 82, -3)
188P/LINEAR-Mueller         18 06 -32.9  19.8   5:18 (323, 10)   4:05 (287, 39)
51P/Harrington              19 31 -22.7  20.0   5:18 (302,  5)   4:05 (286, 17)
220P/McNaught               19 16 -16.9  20.2   5:18 (300, 12)   4:05 (279, 17)
211P/Hill                   01 34 -07.5  20.2  19:09 ( 59, 26)  20:21 ( 96, 21)
2008 HE                     15 42 -25.2  20.2   5:18 (351, 29)   4:05 (255, 65)
135P/Shoemaker-Levy 8       18 35 -19.3  20.3   5:18 (309, 17)   4:05 (276, 27)
(944) Hidalgo               19 52 -60.7  20.4   5:18 (330,-22)   4:05 (325, 30)
196P/Tichy                  23 26 -11.1  20.5  19:09 ( 77, -1)  20:21 ( 74, -3)
P/2001 F1 (NEAT)            05 02 +20.3  20.6  19:10 (  0, 75)  20:21 (160, 32)
230P/LINEAR                 21 16 -19.6  20.7   5:18 (285,-13)   4:05 (298, -4)
P/2008 S1 (Catalina-McNau.) 17 06 -09.4  20.8   5:18 (322, 38)   4:05 (251, 40)
P/2010 B2 (WISE)            04 06 +32.2  20.8  19:09 ( 80, 79)  20:21 (153, 17)
136P/Mueller 3              19 12 -17.2  20.9   5:18 (301, 12)   4:05 (278, 18)
P/2008 CL94 (Lemmon)        21 22 -23.0  20.9   5:18 (287,-16)   4:05 (301, -3)
249P/LINEAR                 10 03 -00.6  20.9   0:14 (  0, 54)   0:14 (180, 56)
P/2009 Q4 (Boattini)        00 01 -07.4  21.1  19:09 ( 75,  8)  20:21 ( 82,  2)
P/2009 SK280 (Spacew.-Hill) 13 57 -06.2  21.2   4:08 (  0, 49)   4:05 (181, 61)
75D/Kohoutek                11 59 -09.5  21.2   2:10 (  0, 45)   2:10 (180, 65)
P/2008 QP20 (LINEAR-Hill)   23 00 -03.7  21.3  19:09 ( 87, -2)  20:21 ( 77,-13)
(3552) Don Quixote          10 01 +31.6  21.4   0:13 (  0, 86)   0:13 (180, 24)
P/1999 V1 (Catalina)        00 44 +19.8  21.4  19:09 ( 93, 32)  20:21 (111, -5)
P/2007 V2 (Hill)            21 48 -14.6  21.5   5:18 (277,-16)   4:05 (299,-13)
56P/Slaughter-Burnham       19 50 -27.1  21.5   5:18 (303, -1)   4:05 (292, 16)
P/2008 T1 (Boattini)        15 37 -21.4  21.5   5:18 (352, 33)   4:05 (246, 64)
208P/McMillan               17 04 -24.7  21.6   5:18 (331, 24)   4:05 (269, 48)
147P/Kushida-Muramatsu      23 41 -04.1  21.8  19:09 ( 81,  6)  20:21 ( 82, -4)
176P/(118401) LINEAR        16 43 -22.5  22.1   5:18 (335, 28)   4:05 (263, 51)
P/2012 F5 (Gibbs)           23 57 +03.3  22.4  19:09 ( 85, 14)  20:21 ( 91, -5)
288P/(300163) 2006 VW139    16 19 -19.6  22.5   5:18 (340, 33)   4:05 (254, 55)
P/2010 R2 (La Sagra)        18 37 -25.8  23.3   5:18 (313, 12)   4:05 (282, 30)
206P/Barnard-Boattini       07 23 -28.0  23.7  21:30 (  0, 27)  21:30 (180, 83)
2011 KE                     14 34 -16.4  23.8   4:45 (  0, 39)   4:05 (208, 69)
2008 FF5                    15 56 -20.1  25.1   5:18 (346, 34)   4:05 (249, 59)

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