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Updated on April 4, 2020

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Bright periodic comets not yet observed in this return.

  • 282P/(323137) 2003 BM80 was observed on 2020 Feb. 15 at 20.5 mag by John J. Maikner, but not officially announced yet.

  • 82P/Gehrels 3 was fainter than 20 mag on 2017 Dec. 23 (Jean-Francois Soulier).
  • 168P/Hergenrother was fainter than 21.5 mag on 2019 Aug. 4 (Erwin Schwab).
  • 198P/ODAS was fainter than 20 mag on 2019 Feb. 3 (Jean-Francois Soulier), fainter than 19.5 mag on 2019 Feb. 26 (Jean-Francois Soulier).
  • P/1998 VS24 ( LINEAR ) was fainter than 21.5 mag on 2017 Aug. 20 (Erwin Schwab).
  • P/2002 T5 ( LINEAR ) was fainter than 20.5 mag on 2019 Oct. 24 (Erwin Schwab).
  • P/2003 F2 ( NEAT ) was fainter than 21.5 mag on 2019 Feb. 7 (Erwin Schwab).
  • P/2005 JD108 ( Catalina-NEAT ) was fainter than 22 mag on 2020 Feb. 27 (Erwin Schwab).
  • P/2005 L1 ( McNaught ) was fainter than 21.5 mag on 2020 Mar. 5 (Erwin Schwab).
  • P/2008 CL94 ( Lemmon ) was fainter than 21.0 mag on 2017 Nov. 8 (Erwin Schwab).
  • P/2008 Y12 = P/2014 K3 ( SOHO ) was fainter than 18.5 mag on 2019 Sept. 30 (Michael Jager and Gerald Rhemann).
  • P/2010 TO20 ( LINEAR-Grauer ) was fainter than 22.0 mag on 2017 Jan. 27 (Erwin Schwab).
  • P/2012 K3 ( Gibbs ) was fainter than 21.5 mag on 2019 Mar. 10 (Erwin Schwab).
  • P/2013 EW90 ( Tenagra ) was fainter than 21 mag on 2020 Jan. 16 (Erwin Schwab).
  • P/2013 R3 ( Catalina-PanSTARRS ) was fainter than 22 mag on 2018 Aug. 8 (Erwin Schwab).
  • P/2013 T2 ( Schwartz ) was fainter than 20.5 mag on 2019 Oct. 24 (Erwin Schwab).
  • P/2014 C1 ( TOTAS ) was fainter than 20.0 mag on 2019 June 5 (Toshihiko Ikemura, Hirohisa Sato).
  • P/2016 G1 ( PanSTARRS ) was fainter than 22 mag on 2020 Feb. 27 (Erwin Schwab).

2020 April 23 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)
210P/Christensen                    04 11 +24.1  12.6  20:10 (111, 13)  18:50 (121,  1)
P/2003 T12 = P/2012 A3 (SOHO)       01 11 +07.3  16.9   3:47 (253,-11)   5:05 (264, -4)
58P/Jackson-Neujmin                 23 54 -00.0  17.0   3:47 (270,  0)   5:05 (259, 16)
254P/McNaught                       22 20 -14.4  18.9   3:47 (295, 10)   5:05 (256, 43)
P/2002 T5 (LINEAR)                  01 35 -16.6  19.0   3:47 (269,-30)   5:05 (287,  4)
P/2006 H1 (McNaught)                00 12 -00.3  19.3   3:47 (267, -4)   5:05 (262, 12)
84P/Giclas                          01 09 +02.1  19.5   3:47 (257,-14)   5:05 (268, -1)
P/2005 JD108 (Catalina-NEAT)        16 15 -20.2  19.7   2:11 (  0, 35)   2:11 (180, 75)
P/2012 SB6 (Lemmon)                 00 46 +04.2  19.7   3:47 (259, -9)   5:05 (263,  2)
156P/Russell-LINEAR                 21 36 -32.0  19.8   3:47 (315,  5)   5:05 (275, 59)
312P/NEAT                           21 17 -05.6  20.0   3:47 (299, 27)   5:05 (232, 48)
P/2007 VQ11 (Catalina)              02 40 +07.3  20.1  20:10 (110,-15)  18:50 ( 94, -8)
P/2008 CL94 (Lemmon)                04 13 +25.8  20.2  20:10 (112, 14)  18:50 (122, -1)
P/2003 F2 (NEAT)                    15 12 -30.8  20.3   1:08 (  0, 24)   1:08 (180, 86)
P/2015 F1 (PanSTARRS)               06 42 +25.6  20.4  20:10 ( 94, 43)  18:50 (147, 22)
P/2013 EW90 (Tenagra)               05 40 -01.5  20.5  20:10 ( 76, 16)  18:50 (115, 33)
P/2011 R3 (Novichonok-Gerke)        20 44 +00.2  20.5   3:47 (301, 37)   5:05 (217, 48)
P/2006 S4 (Christensen)             15 51 -41.7  20.6   1:47 (  0, 13)   1:47 (  0, 83)
294P/LINEAR                         20 53 -29.9  20.6   3:47 (321, 12)   5:05 (264, 68)
282P/(323137) 2003 BM80             08 53 +22.1  20.7  20:10 ( 60, 68)  18:50 (179, 33)
284P/McNaught                       16 02 -04.7  20.7   1:58 (  0, 50)   1:58 (180, 60)
P/2005 T2 (Christensen)             22 51 -00.8  20.7   3:47 (279, 12)   5:05 (249, 28)
176P/(118401) LINEAR                14 01 -12.5  20.8  23:52 (  0, 42)  23:52 (180, 68)
P/2009 U4 (McNaught)                14 14 -07.7  20.8   0:11 (  0, 47)   0:11 (180, 63)
119P/Parker-Hartley                 19 42 -20.3  20.8   3:47 (330, 29)   5:05 (208, 74)
P/2011 U2 (Bressi)                  20 28 -13.7  20.9   3:47 (316, 29)   5:05 (224, 62)
244P/Scotti                         23 14 -05.5  21.0   3:47 (280,  4)   5:05 (257, 27)
2005 CR16                           01 33 +02.6  21.0   3:47 (253,-19)   5:05 (271, -6)
220P/McNaught                       16 13 -08.4  21.1   2:09 (  0, 47)   2:09 (180, 63)
218P/LINEAR                         07 17 +20.5  21.2  20:10 ( 82, 48)  18:50 (153, 30)
82P/Gehrels 3                       12 48 -06.2  21.2  22:40 (  0, 49)  22:40 (180, 61)
179P/Jedicke                        22 38 -18.5  21.2   3:47 (296,  4)   5:05 (264, 41)
2017 MM7                            01 09 +15.1  21.2   3:47 (247, -6)   5:05 (257, -8)
P/2016 G1 (PanSTARRS)               13 59 -09.5  21.3  23:50 (  0, 45)  23:50 (180, 65)
P/2012 K3 (Gibbs)                   01 32 -00.3  21.3   3:47 (255,-21)   5:05 (273, -4)
102P/Shoemaker 1                    20 34 -45.1  21.3   3:47 (333,  2)   5:05 (309, 71)
298P/Christensen                    05 49 +28.9  21.3  20:10 (104, 34)  18:50 (139, 12)
(196256) 2003 EH1                   04 56 -72.3  21.3  20:10 ( 20,-30)  18:50 ( 21, 42)
61P/Shajn-Schaldach                 15 31 -12.0  21.3   1:27 (  0, 43)   1:27 (180, 67)
297P/Beshore                        09 19 +26.1  21.3  20:10 ( 58, 75)  19:12 (180, 29)
288P/(300163) 2006 VW139            14 56 -13.7  21.3   0:52 (  0, 41)   0:52 (180, 69)
4P/Faye                             18 43 -14.3  21.4   3:47 (344, 39)   4:38 (180, 69)
16P/Brooks 2                        19 40 -19.1  21.4   3:47 (330, 30)   5:05 (205, 73)
P/2013 O2 (PanSTARRS)               22 00 -00.1  21.4   3:47 (287, 22)   5:05 (238, 37)
198P/ODAS                           12 06 -01.1  21.5  21:58 (  0, 54)  21:58 (180, 56)
77P/Longmore                        02 21 +24.6  21.5  20:10 (127, -7)  18:50 (106,-21)
2001 QF6                            20 03 -04.9  21.5   3:47 (315, 40)   5:05 (205, 57)
195P/Hill                           23 05 +28.3  21.7   3:47 (251, 25)   5:05 (229,  6)
281P/MOSS                           00 31 -01.0  21.9   3:47 (265, -9)   5:05 (265,  8)
P/2010 TO20 (LINEAR-Grauer)         16 05 -21.6  22.0   2:01 (  0, 33)   2:01 (180, 77)
311P/PanSTARRS                      00 38 +07.8  22.1   3:47 (257, -5)   5:05 (259,  2)
94P/Russell 4                       23 55 -06.3  22.1   3:47 (275, -4)   5:05 (264, 19)
P/2005 L1 (McNaught)                12 42 +04.7  22.2  22:34 (  0, 60)  22:34 (180, 50)
121P/Shoemaker-Holt 2               23 10 -22.0  22.3   3:47 (294, -5)   5:05 (273, 36)
2010 OA101                          01 45 -27.0  22.3   3:47 (279,-37)   5:05 (297,  9)
324P/La Sagra                       17 03 -36.3  22.4   2:59 (  0, 19)   2:59 (  0, 89)
P/2013 J4 (PanSTARRS)               03 29 +17.4  22.4  20:10 (111,  1)  18:50 (109, -4)
2005 HC4                            06 59 +33.6  22.6  20:10 (102, 50)  18:50 (155, 16)
306P/LINEAR                         02 34 +20.1  22.7  20:10 (121, -8)  18:50 (104,-16)
P/2013 T2 (Schwartz)                02 45 +21.3  22.8  20:10 (120, -5)  18:50 (106,-14)
P/1996 R2 (Lagerkvist)              06 15 +25.6  23.6  20:10 ( 97, 38)  18:50 (142, 18)
P/1998 VS24 (LINEAR)                09 45 +13.2  23.8  20:10 ( 20, 67)  19:38 (180, 42)
P/2014 MG4 (Spacewatch-PanSTARRS)   05 51 +28.5  24.1  20:10 (103, 34)  18:50 (139, 13)
85D/Boethin                         23 08 -06.3  24.1   3:47 (281,  5)   5:05 (257, 28)
135P/Shoemaker-Levy 8               06 28 +17.8  24.2  20:10 ( 87, 37)  18:50 (140, 26)
321P/SOHO                           07 48 +13.5  24.5  20:10 ( 67, 50)  18:50 (158, 39)
P/2014 C1 (TOTAS)                   22 05 -10.3  24.7   3:47 (294, 15)   5:05 (249, 43)
P/2012 O2 (McNaught)                03 41 +02.2  25.3  20:10 ( 97, -6)  18:50 ( 98,  8)
P/2013 R3 (Catalina-PanSTARRS)      06 44 +23.6  25.7  20:10 ( 91, 43)  18:50 (147, 24)
354P/LINEAR                         04 44 +25.3  25.9  20:10 (108, 20)  18:50 (126,  5)
322P/SOHO                           14 25 -27.2  26.5   0:21 (  0, 28)   0:21 (180, 82)
168P/Hergenrother                   07 13 +38.7  27.0  20:10 (109, 54)  18:50 (160, 13)
P/2008 Y12 = P/2014 K3 (SOHO)       19 08 -42.9  27.2   3:47 (346, 10)   5:04 (  0, 82)

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