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Updated on May 30, 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.

  • 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/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 2020 May 19 (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/2010 TO20 ( LINEAR-Grauer ) was fainter than 22.0 mag on 2017 Jan. 27 (Erwin Schwab).
  • P/2011 R3 ( Novichonok-Gerke ) was fainter than 21.5 mag on 2020 May 19 (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/2016 G1 ( PanSTARRS ) was fainter than 22 mag on 2020 Feb. 27 (Erwin Schwab).

2020 May 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)
P/2003 T12 = P/2012 A3 (SOHO)       04 21 +17.1  17.1  20:42 (126,-16)  18:29 (103,-11)
254P/McNaught                       22 53 -14.9  18.6   3:11 (303, 17)   5:24 (231, 62)
84P/Giclas                          02 25 +09.1  18.7   3:11 (252,-10)   5:24 (254,  6)
P/2002 T5 (LINEAR)                  02 03 -15.1  18.8   3:11 (275,-19)   5:24 (271, 25)
(3200) Phaethon                     03 30 +27.3  19.1   3:11 (227, -9)   5:24 (248,-17)
156P/Russell-LINEAR                 22 26 -31.2  19.1   3:11 (319,  9)   5:24 (258, 76)
312P/NEAT                           22 03 -03.4  19.4   3:11 (304, 34)   5:24 (198, 57)
P/2012 SB6 (Lemmon)                 01 40 +11.1  19.5   3:11 (257,  0)   5:24 (245, 14)
P/2006 H1 (McNaught)                00 53 +05.5  19.5   3:11 (268,  7)   5:24 (242, 26)
P/2007 VQ11 (Catalina)              03 31 +10.4  19.9   3:11 (239,-21)   5:24 (262, -8)
P/2008 CL94 (Lemmon)                04 39 +26.8  20.1  20:42 (130, -7)  18:29 (114,-13)
P/2011 R3 (Novichonok-Gerke)        20 52 +02.2  20.2   3:11 (318, 50)   4:52 (180, 53)
P/2006 S4 (Christensen)             15 27 -43.2  20.4  23:24 (  0, 12)  23:24 (  0, 82)
P/2009 U4 (McNaught)                13 50 -06.8  20.4  21:47 (  0, 48)  21:47 (180, 62)
P/2003 F2 (NEAT)                    14 52 -30.7  20.5  22:50 (  0, 24)  22:50 (180, 86)
P/2015 F1 (PanSTARRS)               07 12 +24.7  20.5  20:42 (107, 19)  18:29 (135, 14)
294P/LINEAR                         21 11 -27.9  20.5   3:11 (331, 21)   5:12 (180, 83)
P/2013 EW90 (Tenagra)               06 15 +01.2  20.6  20:42 ( 95, -5)  18:29 (107, 21)
P/2005 T2 (Christensen)             23 40 +05.6  20.6   3:11 (278, 22)   5:24 (225, 38)
119P/Parker-Hartley                 19 44 -21.2  20.6   3:11 (350, 33)   3:46 (180, 76)
P/2011 U2 (Bressi)                  20 33 -12.5  20.6   3:11 (334, 39)   4:34 (180, 67)
102P/Shoemaker 1                    21 02 -46.2  20.7   3:11 (341,  5)   5:03 (  0, 79)
16P/Brooks 2                        19 49 -18.6  20.7   3:11 (348, 36)   3:51 (180, 74)
4P/Faye                             18 37 -13.3  20.8   2:39 (  0, 42)   2:39 (180, 68)
244P/Scotti                         23 33 -03.4  20.8   3:11 (287, 17)   5:24 (231, 46)
282P/(323137) 2003 BM80             09 09 +20.3  20.9  20:42 ( 87, 41)  18:29 (158, 32)
179P/Jedicke                        22 56 -18.3  20.9   3:11 (305, 14)   5:24 (237, 63)
P/2013 O2 (PanSTARRS)               22 26 +03.3  21.0   3:11 (293, 35)   5:24 (204, 49)
2001 QF6                            20 10 -03.9  21.1   3:11 (337, 49)   4:11 (180, 59)
2005 CR16                           02 04 +05.1  21.1   3:11 (258, -8)   5:24 (254, 13)
304P/Ory                            00 20 -00.2  21.1   3:11 (277, 10)   5:24 (240, 36)
61P/Shajn-Schaldach                 15 13 -10.7  21.2  23:11 (  0, 44)  23:11 (180, 66)
298P/Christensen                    06 48 +28.5  21.3  20:42 (113, 17)  18:29 (133,  8)
191P/McNaught                       21 20 -19.2  21.3   3:11 (325, 28)   5:20 (180, 74)
P/2012 TK8 (Tenagra)                22 38 -04.7  21.3   3:11 (298, 27)   5:24 (214, 55)
297P/Beshore                        09 41 +23.6  21.4  20:42 ( 86, 49)  18:29 (167, 30)
176P/(118401) LINEAR                13 42 -10.8  21.4  21:40 (  0, 44)  21:40 (180, 66)
277P/LINEAR                         00 01 +15.0  21.4   3:11 (267, 22)   5:24 (224, 27)
288P/(300163) 2006 VW139            14 34 -12.2  21.4  22:31 (  0, 43)  22:31 (180, 67)
P/2012 K3 (Gibbs)                   02 17 +03.1  21.4   3:11 (258,-12)   5:24 (258, 12)
293P/Spacewatch                     03 28 +15.7  21.5   3:11 (236,-17)   5:24 (258,-10)
67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko           18 42 -27.0  21.5   2:44 (  0, 28)   2:44 (180, 82)
P/2014 W12 (Gibbs)                  13 19 -20.5  21.5  21:17 (  0, 34)  21:17 (180, 76)
77P/Longmore                        02 48 +27.4  21.5   3:11 (234, -2)   5:24 (243, -9)
195P/Hill                           23 18 +30.7  21.6   3:11 (256, 39)   5:24 (206, 19)
P/2005 W3 (Kowalski)                22 12 +05.2  21.6   3:11 (295, 39)   5:24 (198, 48)
118P/Shoemaker-Levy 4               20 12 -13.9  21.7   3:11 (340, 39)   4:13 (180, 69)
184P/Lovas 2                        21 00 -11.4  21.7   3:11 (325, 37)   5:01 (180, 66)
P/2007 R2 (Gibbs)                   22 27 -11.0  21.7   3:11 (305, 24)   5:24 (215, 62)
281P/MOSS                           00 54 +01.3  21.8   3:11 (271,  4)   5:24 (245, 29)
P/2007 B1 (Christensen)             03 47 +16.6  21.8   3:11 (232,-20)   5:24 (260,-14)
324P/La Sagra                       16 44 -34.5  21.8   0:46 (  0, 20)   0:46 (180, 90)
(52872) Okyrhoe                     22 35 -03.3  21.8   3:11 (297, 29)   5:24 (212, 54)
P/2016 G1 (PanSTARRS)               13 38 -05.6  21.9  21:36 (  0, 49)  21:36 (180, 61)
P/2007 Q2 (Gilmore)                 18 12 -07.8  21.9   2:13 (  0, 47)   2:13 (180, 63)
P/2010 TO20 (LINEAR-Grauer)         15 52 -21.1  21.9  23:49 (  0, 34)  23:49 (180, 76)
198P/ODAS                           11 59 -00.3  22.0  20:42 ( 19, 53)  19:57 (180, 55)
233P/La Sagra                       03 12 +13.7  22.1   3:11 (240,-16)   5:24 (257, -6)
121P/Shoemaker-Holt 2               23 31 -21.6  22.1   3:11 (302,  6)   5:24 (253, 59)
311P/PanSTARRS                      01 38 +14.1  22.1   3:11 (254,  2)   5:24 (243, 12)
94P/Russell 4                       00 16 -04.4  22.1   3:11 (281,  8)   5:24 (242, 40)
P/2005 L1 (McNaught)                12 32 +05.4  22.3  20:42 (  6, 60)  20:30 (180, 50)
11P/Tempel-Swift-LINEAR             22 13 +04.5  22.4   3:11 (295, 38)   5:24 (199, 49)
P/2013 J4 (PanSTARRS)               04 15 +20.1  22.4  20:42 (129,-15)  18:29 (105,-14)
P/2013 W1 (PanSTARRS)               03 33 +16.3  22.4   3:11 (235,-17)   5:24 (258,-11)
2010 OA101                          03 38 -32.2  22.6   3:11 (282,-46)   5:24 (299, 15)
85D/Boethin                         00 33 +03.7  23.0   3:11 (272, 10)   5:24 (239, 31)
2017 MM7                            01 25 +17.8  23.6   3:11 (253,  7)   5:24 (238, 12)
2005 HC4                            09 17 +24.4  24.0  20:42 ( 91, 45)  18:29 (161, 28)
P/2014 MG4 (Spacewatch-PanSTARRS)   06 11 +28.1  24.2  20:42 (118, 10)  18:29 (127,  2)
135P/Shoemaker-Levy 8               06 54 +17.7  24.2  20:42 (103, 12)  18:29 (127, 17)
354P/LINEAR                         05 54 +25.7  25.9  20:42 (118,  5)  18:29 (123,  1)
321P/SOHO                           08 24 +13.5  25.9  20:42 ( 87, 28)  18:29 (143, 33)

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