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Updated on May 19, 2019

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Bright periodic comets not yet observed in this return.

  • P/2004 FY140 ( LINEAR ) was fainter than 22 mag on 2015 June 15 (Erwin Schwab, Marco Micheli).
  • P/1999 XN120 ( Catalina ) was fainter than 21.5 mag on 2016 Nov. 28 (Erwin Schwab), fainter than 21.2 mag on 2016 Dec. 4 (Jean-Gabriel Bosch).
  • P/2010 TO20 ( LINEAR-Grauer ) was fainter than 22.0 mag on 2017 Jan. 27 (Erwin Schwab).
  • P/2006 F1 ( Kowalski ) was fainter than 20 mag on 2017 May 26 (Jean-Francois Soulier).
  • P/1998 VS24 ( LINEAR ) was fainter than 21.5 mag on 2017 Aug. 20 (Erwin Schwab).
  • P/2008 CL94 ( Lemmon ) was fainter than 21.0 mag on 2017 Nov. 8 (Erwin Schwab).
  • 82P/Gehrels 3 was fainter than 20 mag on 2017 Dec. 23 (Jean-Francois Soulier).
  • P/2002 EJ57 ( LINEAR ) was fainter than 20.0 mag on 2018 Jan. 12 (Toshihiko Ikemura, Hirohisa Sato), fainter than 19.5 mag on 2018 Feb. 23 (Toshihiko Ikemura, Hirohisa Sato).
  • P/2011 V1 ( Boattini ) was fainter than 18.5 mag on 2018 May 21 (Toshihiko Ikemura, Hirohisa Sato).
  • P/2013 R3 ( Catalina-PanSTARRS ) was fainter than 22 mag on 2018 Aug. 8 (Erwin Schwab).
  • P/2003 F2 ( NEAT ) was fainter than 21.5 mag on 2019 Feb. 7 (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/2012 K3 ( Gibbs ) was fainter than 21.5 mag on 2019 Mar. 10 (Erwin Schwab).
  • P/2014 C1 ( TOTAS ) was fainter than 20.0 mag on 2018 Dec. 10 (Toshihiko Ikemura, Hirohisa Sato), fainter than 19 mag on 2019 Mar. 28 (Jean-Francois Soulier).

2019 June 3 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)
261P/Larson                         00 53 +10.5  17.0   3:02 (269, 17)   5:30 (227, 31)
168P/Hergenrother                   00 34 -07.8  17.3   3:02 (287, 10)   5:30 (238, 48)
P/2012 K3 (Gibbs)                   18 59 -09.2  17.9   2:16 (  0, 46)   2:16 (180, 64)
101P/Chernykh                       23 21 -07.2  18.1   3:02 (299, 24)   5:30 (213, 58)
P/2006 H1 (McNaught)                16 45 -41.4  18.5   0:03 (  0, 14)   0:03 (  0, 84)
P/2007 T4 (Gibbs)                   03 51 +25.8  19.1   3:02 (231, -8)   5:30 (246,-10)
P/2008 Y1 (Boattini)                00 58 +14.0  19.4   3:02 (265, 18)   5:30 (226, 27)
P/2006 W1 (Gibbs)                   19 38 -02.9  19.5   2:55 (  0, 52)   2:55 (180, 58)
254P/McNaught                       18 26 +04.9  19.5   1:43 (  0, 60)   1:43 (180, 50)
P/2010 U2 (Hill)                    01 37 +13.9  19.5   3:02 (260, 10)   5:30 (234, 21)
36P/Whipple                         21 58 -03.6  19.7   3:02 (314, 40)   5:15 (180, 58)
P/2014 C1 (TOTAS)                   11 25 +06.2  19.8  20:53 ( 54, 48)  18:40 (180, 49)
P/2013 T2 (Schwartz)                19 02 -38.4  19.8   2:20 (  0, 17)   2:20 (  0, 87)
P/2002 T5 (LINEAR)                  00 20 -21.4  19.9   3:02 (300,  4)   5:30 (252, 59)
198P/ODAS                           07 44 +22.1  20.0  20:53 (108, 13)  18:25 (131, 15)
P/2009 SK280 (Spacewatch-Hill)      00 26 -10.3  20.0   3:02 (290, 10)   5:30 (239, 51)
160P/LINEAR                         19 23 -44.2  20.1   2:41 (  0, 11)   2:41 (  0, 81)
99P/Kowal 1                         06 60 +26.5  20.3  20:53 (117,  8)  18:25 (127,  5)
P/2007 R1 (Larson)                  16 40 -13.3  20.3  23:53 (  0, 42)  23:53 (180, 68)
P/2008 CL94 (Lemmon)                03 12 +19.7  20.3   3:02 (242, -5)   5:30 (245,  1)
P/2012 O2 (McNaught)                23 50 -10.0  20.4   3:02 (296, 17)   5:30 (227, 57)
(196256) 2003 EH1                   01 44 +64.1  20.4   3:02 (211, 31)   5:30 (201,-17)
P/2013 R3 (Catalina-PanSTARRS)      03 35 +19.9  20.6   3:02 (238, -9)   5:30 (248, -4)
P/2002 EJ57 (LINEAR)                13 23 -14.8  20.6  20:53 (  5, 40)  20:36 (180, 70)
P/2004 FY140 (LINEAR)               00 01 +01.0  20.7   3:02 (285, 22)   5:30 (221, 46)
163P/NEAT                           04 32 +16.9  20.8   3:02 (230,-21)   5:30 (259,-13)
P/1998 VS24 (LINEAR)                07 31 +19.1  20.8  20:53 (107,  9)  18:25 (127, 15)
P/2014 MG4 (Spacewatch-PanSTARRS)   05 01 +29.3  20.8  20:53 (137,-10)  18:25 (114,-18)
P/2011 R3 (Novichonok-Gerke)        18 42 -00.2  20.8   1:59 (  0, 55)   1:59 (180, 55)
P/2005 JD108 (Catalina-NEAT)        13 41 -11.2  20.8  20:55 (  0, 44)  20:55 (180, 66)
P/2012 SB6 (Lemmon)                 20 18 -34.1  20.8   3:02 (353, 21)   3:35 (180, 89)
P/2006 F1 (Kowalski)                01 21 -09.3  20.9   3:02 (281,  0)   5:30 (251, 40)
2P/Encke                            00 16 +05.2  20.9   3:02 (279, 21)   5:30 (222, 41)
311P/PanSTARRS                      18 40 -24.7  20.9   1:58 (  0, 30)   1:58 (180, 80)
P/2011 U2 (Bressi)                  18 17 -22.1  21.0   1:34 (  0, 33)   1:34 (180, 77)
266P/Christensen                    01 54 +12.3  21.0   3:02 (259,  5)   5:30 (238, 20)
P/1999 XN120 (Catalina)             11 56 -05.7  21.0  20:53 ( 36, 43)  19:11 (180, 61)
82P/Gehrels 3                       09 35 +13.3  21.1  20:53 ( 84, 31)  18:25 (150, 37)
P/2016 G1 (PanSTARRS)               08 59 +08.9  21.1  20:53 ( 86, 21)  18:25 (138, 36)
P/2003 F2 (NEAT)                    09 26 +19.8  21.2  20:53 ( 92, 33)  18:25 (151, 30)
124P/Mrkos                          04 11 +43.8  21.3   3:02 (216,  3)   5:30 (232,-23)
87P/Bus                             06 44 +21.1  21.3  20:53 (115,  1)  18:25 (121,  6)
282P/(323137) 2003 BM80             06 52 +27.7  21.4  20:53 (119,  7)  18:25 (127,  3)
P/2013 EW90 (Tenagra)               03 46 -05.0  21.5   3:02 (256,-27)   5:30 (270,  9)
P/1996 R2 (Lagerkvist)              03 13 +18.0  21.7   3:02 (243, -6)   5:30 (247,  1)
(394130) 2006 HY51                  11 35 +25.0  21.7  20:53 ( 78, 61)  18:49 (180, 30)
258P/PanSTARRS                      05 53 +20.4  21.7  20:53 (122, -8)  18:25 (113, -3)
P/2015 F1 (PanSTARRS)               05 01 +24.1  21.7  20:53 (133,-14)  18:25 (109,-15)
P/2012 O1 (McNaught)                02 53 +11.9  22.0   3:02 (250, -7)   5:30 (249,  9)
P/2010 TO20 (LINEAR-Grauer)         13 46 -10.5  22.2  20:59 (  0, 44)  20:59 (180, 66)
121P/Shoemaker-Holt 2               21 28 -27.6  22.2   3:02 (335, 23)   4:45 (180, 83)
79P/du Toit-Hartley                 23 15 -02.3  22.4   3:02 (296, 29)   5:30 (207, 54)
2014 XK6                            04 33 +29.5  22.5   3:02 (221,-11)   5:30 (247,-20)
P/2011 V1 (Boattini)                03 30 +19.1  22.7   3:02 (239, -9)   5:30 (248, -2)
324P/La Sagra                       10 49 -17.9  23.6  20:53 ( 44, 23)  18:25 (163, 72)
P/2005 J1 (McNaught)                23 42 +29.1  24.4   3:02 (259, 40)   5:30 (201, 22)
354P/LINEAR                         00 27 +05.1  26.3   3:02 (277, 19)   5:30 (225, 39)
2016 GU2                            11 45 -00.0  28.1  20:53 ( 43, 46)  19:00 (180, 55)

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