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Updated on July 22, 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/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).
  • P/2006 F1 ( Kowalski ) was fainter than 19 mag on 2016 May 30 (Jean-Francois Soulier).

2016 July 4 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)
144P/Kushida                05 05 +23.0  14.2   3:05 (241,  0)   5:38 (240,  2)
207P/NEAT                   07 18 +17.3  17.2  21:03 (128,-18)  18:30 (104,-10)
P/2006 F1 (Kowalski)        15 26 +04.9  17.9  21:03 ( 14, 59)  20:35 (180, 50)
33P/Daniel                  05 08 +23.1  18.1   3:05 (241, -1)   5:38 (240,  2)
P/2004 FY140 (LINEAR)       16 06 -23.5  18.4  21:14 (  0, 32)  21:14 (180, 78)
208P/McMillan               00 47 +01.1  18.6   3:05 (300, 37)   5:38 (189, 54)
P/2005 S3 (Read)            02 35 +18.2  18.8   3:05 (265, 26)   5:38 (215, 29)
P/2007 T6 (Catalina)        02 22 -08.3  18.9   3:05 (290, 14)   5:38 (231, 52)
P/2003 SQ215 (NEAT-LONEOS)  23 09 +01.7  19.0   3:05 (328, 52)   4:20 (180, 53)
(944) Hidalgo               22 33 -62.4  19.1   3:05 (355, -8)   3:45 (  0, 63)
P/2011 A2 (Scotti)          09 29 +18.0  19.2  21:03 (108,  5)  18:30 (124, 14)
P/2001 H5 (NEAT)            16 44 -33.2  19.4  21:53 (  0, 22)  21:53 (180, 88)
(62412) 2000 SY178          23 42 -01.0  19.5   3:05 (319, 46)   4:53 (180, 56)
P/1999 XN120 (Catalina)     02 36 +19.9  19.6   3:05 (264, 27)   5:38 (214, 27)
P/2010 J5 (McNaught)        08 49 +23.6  19.7  21:03 (118,  1)  18:30 (122,  3)
139P/Vaisala-Oterma         22 42 -05.2  19.8   3:05 (342, 48)   3:54 (180, 60)
P/2008 O2 (McNaught)        15 42 -31.2  19.9  21:03 (  3, 24)  20:51 (180, 86)
212P/NEAT                   05 45 +17.8  20.1   3:05 (239,-11)   5:38 (250, -2)
D/1978 R1 (Haneda-Campos)   20 16 -27.0  20.1   1:28 (  0, 28)   1:28 (180, 82)
P/1998 VS24 (LINEAR)        22 06 -09.5  20.2   3:05 (356, 45)   3:17 (180, 64)
49P/Arend-Rigaux            20 06 -19.1  20.4   1:19 (  0, 36)   1:19 (180, 74)
P/2010 TO20 (LINEAR-Grauer) 09 31 +16.9  20.6  21:03 (107,  5)  18:30 (124, 15)
30P/Reinmuth 1              02 16 +05.7  20.6   3:05 (280, 23)   5:38 (218, 42)
P/2008 CL94 (Lemmon)        23 31 -11.0  20.6   3:05 (329, 39)   4:42 (180, 66)
213P/Van Ness               11 48 -09.0  20.6  21:03 ( 65, 17)  18:30 (135, 56)
225P/LINEAR                 02 05 +00.5  20.6   3:05 (286, 22)   5:38 (218, 48)
(343158) 2009 HC82          08 22 +24.9  20.7  21:03 (123, -3)  18:30 (119, -3)
311P/PanSTARRS              20 50 -14.9  20.7   2:02 (  0, 40)   2:02 (180, 70)
P/2009 SK280 (Spacew.-Hill) 14 56 -24.3  20.8  21:03 ( 15, 29)  20:04 (180, 79)
234P/LINEAR                 07 11 +14.0  20.8  21:03 (127,-22)  18:30 (100,-10)
P/2010 D1 (WISE)            19 01 -11.8  20.8   0:13 (  0, 43)   0:13 (180, 67)
147P/Kushida-Muramatsu      07 22 +22.6  20.9  21:03 (131,-14)  18:30 (109,-12)
103P/Hartley 2              17 44 -08.0  20.9  22:52 (  0, 47)  22:52 (180, 63)
214P/LINEAR                 16 32 -45.2  21.0  21:40 (  0, 10)  21:40 (  0, 80)
229P/Gibbs                  20 47 +03.6  21.0   1:59 (  0, 59)   1:59 (180, 51)
90P/Gehrels 1               23 26 -11.5  21.1   3:05 (330, 39)   4:38 (180, 66)
224P/LINEAR-NEAT            05 26 +28.2  21.1   3:05 (234, -1)   5:38 (239, -5)
31P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 2  00 25 -01.8  21.2   3:05 (308, 39)   5:36 (180, 57)
(37117) Narcissus           21 00 -02.1  21.5   2:12 (  0, 53)   2:12 (180, 57)
P/2007 S1 (Zhao)            07 60 +19.1  21.6  21:03 (122,-11)  18:30 (111, -3)
228P/LINEAR                 23 55 -07.4  21.6   3:05 (320, 39)   5:06 (180, 62)
93P/Lovas 1                 22 54 -12.2  21.7   3:05 (340, 41)   4:06 (180, 67)
P/2011 CR42 (Catalina)      06 36 +27.4  21.7   3:05 (224,-12)   5:38 (248,-17)
P/2013 J4 (PanSTARRS)       05 03 +21.7  22.3   3:05 (243, -1)   5:38 (240,  3)
P/2013 R3 (Catalina-PanST.) 11 15 +04.5  22.3  21:03 ( 82, 19)  18:30 (137, 41)
140P/Bowell-Skiff           15 52 -25.3  22.4  21:03 (  1, 30)  21:01 (180, 80)
169P/NEAT                   13 48 -02.2  22.4  21:03 ( 45, 42)  18:57 (180, 57)
321P/SOHO                   08 45 +12.9  24.9  21:03 (110, -6)  18:30 (113,  9)

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