Comets Waiting for First Observation

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Updated on December 6, 2016

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Bright periodic comets not yet observed in this return.

  • P/2010 J5 ( McNaught ) was fainter than 22 mag on 2014 Oct. 23 (Marco Micheli).
  • P/2004 FY140 ( LINEAR ) was fainter than 22 mag on 2015 June 15 (Erwin Schwab, Marco Micheli).
  • P/2007 S1 ( Zhao ) was fainter than 19 mag on 2015 Sept. 1 (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).
  • P/2006 F1 ( Kowalski ) was fainter than 19 mag on 2016 May 30 (Jean-Francois Soulier).
  • P/1999 XN120 ( Catalina ) was fainter than 20 mag on 2016 Oct. 3 (Jean-Francois Soulier).
  • P/2010 A2 ( LINEAR ) was fainter than 20 mag on 2016 Oct. 12 (Jean-Francois Soulier).
  • 82P/Gehrels 3 was fainter than 20 mag on 2016 Nov. 8 (Jean-Francois Soulier).

2016 November 29 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)
D/1978 R1 (Haneda-Campos)   22 53 -12.4  15.4  18:20 (  0, 43)  20:40 (117, 51)
(343158) 2009 HC82          17 56 -26.7  17.0  18:18 ( 59, -3)  20:40 ( 58,  1)
103P/Hartley 2              18 55 -12.8  17.8  18:18 ( 61, 17)  20:40 ( 77,  4)
P/1999 XN120 (Catalina)     02 52 +22.2  18.1  22:16 (  0, 77)  22:16 (180, 33)
P/2006 F1 (Kowalski)        16 58 -09.2  18.7  18:18 ( 82, -4)  20:40 ( 61,-21)
P/2010 J5 (McNaught)        11 27 +11.4  19.1   5:18 (311, 58)   2:56 (242, 17)
213P/Van Ness               14 55 -24.9  19.2   5:18 (298, -4)   2:56 (303, -2)
234P/LINEAR                 10 22 +01.3  19.5   5:18 (346, 55)   2:56 (238, 36)
P/2004 FY140 (LINEAR)       17 40 -24.8  19.5  18:18 ( 63, -5)  20:40 ( 57, -3)
D/1952 B1 (Harrington-Wil.) 02 43 -14.2  19.6  22:08 (  0, 41)  22:08 (180, 69)
235P/LINEAR                 05 56 +13.2  19.9   1:25 (  0, 68)   1:25 (180, 42)
P/2000 S1 (Skiff)           18 07 -39.1  19.9  18:18 ( 48, -9)  20:40 ( 49, 10)
P/2013 J4 (PanSTARRS)       08 01 +22.5  20.1   3:29 (  0, 77)   2:56 (189, 32)
P/2008 O2 (McNaught)        17 20 -30.0  20.1  18:18 ( 61,-11)  20:40 ( 50, -3)
212P/NEAT                   12 47 +13.3  20.1   5:18 (288, 45)   2:56 (253,  1)
P/1998 VS24 (LINEAR)        21 45 -13.5  20.2  18:18 ( 21, 39)  20:40 (101, 38)
P/2010 TO20 (LINEAR-Grauer) 11 04 +08.5  20.3   5:18 (323, 59)   2:56 (240, 23)
P/2008 CL94 (Lemmon)        22 57 -13.2  20.7  18:22 (  0, 42)  20:40 (116, 52)
31P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 2  23 47 -06.6  20.8  19:12 (  0, 48)  20:40 (139, 55)
P/2010 D1 (WISE)            19 35 -16.7  21.0  18:18 ( 51, 20)  20:40 ( 79, 14)
P/2011 CR42 (Catalina)      08 52 +26.2  21.1   4:20 (  0, 81)   2:56 (201, 26)
145P/Shoemaker-Levy 5       19 41 -30.8  21.2  18:18 ( 40, 11)  20:40 ( 67, 22)
82P/Gehrels 3               00 51 +06.3  21.2  20:16 (  0, 61)  20:40 (171, 48)
224P/LINEAR-NEAT            10 28 +26.4  21.2   5:18 (315, 78)   2:56 (221, 15)
P/2009 SK280 (Spacew.-Hill) 16 27 -29.8  21.3  18:18 ( 68,-21)  20:40 ( 41,-11)
147P/Kushida-Muramatsu      10 53 +09.1  21.3   5:18 (327, 60)   2:56 (238, 25)
P/2011 A2 (Scotti)          15 35 -19.1  21.4   5:18 (288, -8)   2:56 (305,-13)
228P/LINEAR                 23 12 -10.3  21.6  18:37 (  0, 45)  20:40 (124, 53)
P/2007 S1 (Zhao)            10 34 +09.1  21.8   5:18 (336, 62)   2:56 (234, 28)
207P/NEAT                   15 08 -15.0  21.9   5:18 (288,  0)   2:56 (297,-11)
P/2001 H5 (NEAT)            18 36 -28.0  21.9  18:18 ( 53,  3)  20:40 ( 62,  9)
P/2013 R3 (Catalina-PanST.) 13 45 -11.3  22.2   5:18 (299, 18)   2:56 (282,  3)
169P/NEAT                   15 19 -10.9  22.4   5:18 (284,  0)   2:56 (296,-15)
P/2010 A2 (LINEAR)          08 38 +23.8  24.6   4:06 (  0, 79)   2:56 (198, 29)
321P/SOHO                   11 08 +00.1  27.9   5:18 (328, 51)   2:56 (248, 28)

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