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Updated on July 5, 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).
  • 115P/Maury was fainter than 20 mag on 2018 Mar. 10 (Jean-Francois Soulier).
  • 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 2019 June 5 (Toshihiko Ikemura, Hirohisa Sato).
  • 168P/Hergenrother was fainter than 18.5 mag on 2019 June 9 (Martin Masek).
  • 178P/Hug-Bell was fainter than 20 mag on 2019 June 23 (Jean-Francois Soulier).

2019 July 2 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)
168P/Hergenrother                   01 50 +06.7  14.7   3:03 (281, 27)   5:38 (213, 43)
261P/Larson                         01 50 +17.1  16.4   3:03 (271, 32)   5:38 (207, 33)
101P/Chernykh                       23 48 -05.4  17.4   3:03 (317, 40)   5:10 (180, 60)
P/2012 K3 (Gibbs)                   18 46 -12.1  17.5   0:10 (  0, 43)   0:10 (180, 67)
P/2006 H1 (McNaught)                16 23 -40.9  18.1  21:42 (  0, 14)  21:42 (  0, 84)
P/2008 Y1 (Boattini)                02 25 +22.0  18.2   3:03 (261, 28)   5:38 (213, 25)
160P/LINEAR                         19 02 -45.3  18.8   0:26 (  0, 10)   0:26 (  0, 80)
P/2006 W1 (Gibbs)                   19 24 -02.9  18.8   0:47 (  0, 52)   0:47 (180, 58)
P/2007 T4 (Gibbs)                   05 06 +31.6  18.9   3:03 (233,  3)   5:38 (235, -5)
P/2013 T2 (Schwartz)                18 40 -40.4  19.0   0:04 (  0, 15)   0:04 (  0, 85)
P/2010 U2 (Hill)                    02 20 +20.1  19.2   3:03 (264, 28)   5:38 (213, 28)
36P/Whipple                         22 04 -02.6  19.3   3:03 (351, 52)   3:27 (180, 58)
254P/McNaught                       18 07 +03.4  19.4  23:26 (  0, 58)  23:26 (180, 52)
P/2002 T5 (LINEAR)                  00 32 -22.6  19.6   3:03 (318, 20)   5:38 (197, 77)
P/2009 SK280 (Spacewatch-Hill)      00 42 -09.1  19.8   3:03 (307, 29)   5:38 (195, 63)
(196256) 2003 EH1                   05 12 +64.2  20.0   3:03 (206, 22)   5:38 (207,-25)
76P/West-Kohoutek-Ikemura           03 41 -01.8  20.0   3:03 (272, -1)   5:38 (247, 32)
198P/ODAS                           08 40 +19.0  20.2  21:04 (114, -1)  18:29 (119,  7)
99P/Kowal 1                         07 24 +25.7  20.2  21:04 (131,-10)  18:29 (113,-12)
P/2012 O2 (McNaught)                00 56 -12.1  20.3   3:03 (306, 24)   5:38 (204, 65)
P/2014 C1 (TOTAS)                   12 24 +00.1  20.3  21:04 ( 64, 32)  18:29 (161, 54)
P/2008 CL94 (Lemmon)                03 34 +21.3  20.4   3:03 (253, 13)   5:38 (228, 17)
P/2012 SB6 (Lemmon)                 20 05 -36.0  20.4   1:28 (  0, 19)   1:28 (  0, 89)
311P/PanSTARRS                      18 09 -24.0  20.4  23:28 (  0, 31)  23:28 (180, 79)
P/2004 FY140 (LINEAR)               00 10 +02.1  20.5   3:03 (305, 42)   5:32 (180, 53)
114P/Wiseman-Skiff                  00 47 +25.1  20.6   3:03 (271, 49)   5:38 (188, 29)
2P/Encke                            00 27 +07.2  20.6   3:03 (296, 43)   5:38 (184, 48)
266P/Christensen                    02 33 +16.0  20.6   3:03 (266, 23)   5:38 (218, 29)
163P/NEAT                           05 41 +19.9  20.6   3:03 (236,-11)   5:38 (249, -4)
155P/Shoemaker 3                    04 16 +17.7  20.6   3:03 (251,  3)   5:38 (238, 12)
178P/Hug-Bell                       19 43 -23.2  20.7   1:06 (  0, 32)   1:06 (180, 78)
P/2011 R3 (Novichonok-Gerke)        18 28 +00.2  20.7  23:47 (  0, 55)  23:47 (180, 55)
322P/SOHO                           13 02 -26.8  20.8  21:04 ( 38, 17)  18:29 (167, 82)
P/2006 F1 (Kowalski)                01 45 -09.2  20.8   3:03 (295, 18)   5:38 (223, 57)
P/2014 MG4 (Spacewatch-PanSTARRS)   05 24 +29.6  20.8   3:03 (231, -2)   5:38 (239, -7)
P/2013 R3 (Catalina-PanSTARRS)      04 31 +22.5  20.8   3:03 (245,  3)   5:38 (236,  7)
294P/LINEAR                         06 45 +29.8  20.8  21:04 (141,-12)  18:29 (112,-21)
P/2005 JD108 (Catalina-NEAT)        13 38 -10.7  20.9  21:04 ( 39, 35)  18:58 (180, 66)
P/2011 U2 (Bressi)                  18 01 -21.7  20.9  23:20 (  0, 33)  23:20 (180, 77)
P/1998 VS24 (LINEAR)                08 04 +18.0  20.9  21:04 (119, -9)  18:29 (113,  1)
124P/Mrkos                          05 12 +46.2  21.0   3:03 (221, 11)   5:38 (223,-15)
P/2002 EJ57 (LINEAR)                13 27 -14.7  21.1  21:04 ( 39, 31)  18:47 (180, 70)
244P/Scotti                         21 45 -15.3  21.2   3:03 (359, 40)   3:08 (180, 70)
282P/(323137) 2003 BM80             07 25 +26.7  21.2  21:04 (132, -9)  18:29 (114,-12)
87P/Bus                             07 29 +20.1  21.2  21:04 (126,-13)  18:29 (109, -7)
P/2016 G1 (PanSTARRS)               09 33 +07.4  21.2  21:04 ( 97,  2)  18:29 (119, 24)
P/2003 F2 (NEAT)                    10 00 +15.6  21.3  21:04 (100, 12)  18:29 (130, 23)
82P/Gehrels 3                       10 02 +11.0  21.3  21:04 ( 96, 10)  18:29 (127, 26)
P/1999 XN120 (Catalina)             12 07 -06.2  21.3  21:04 ( 62, 24)  18:29 (150, 58)
119P/Parker-Hartley                 17 02 -19.1  21.4  22:22 (  0, 36)  22:22 (180, 74)
P/2013 EW90 (Tenagra)               04 19 -04.7  21.4   3:03 (268,-10)   5:38 (256, 26)
P/2007 VQ11 (Catalina)              00 27 +00.9  21.5   3:03 (302, 39)   5:38 (185, 54)
P/2000 R2 (LINEAR)                  01 26 +07.8  21.6   3:03 (284, 32)   5:38 (204, 44)
195P/Hill                           22 18 +30.6  21.6   3:03 (297, 81)   3:40 (180, 24)
P/2014 U2 (Kowalski)                23 21 -13.7  21.6   3:03 (330, 36)   4:43 (180, 69)
258P/PanSTARRS                      06 31 +20.6  21.7   3:03 (227,-18)   5:38 (255,-15)
P/2015 F1 (PanSTARRS)               05 35 +24.8  21.7   3:03 (234, -6)   5:38 (244, -6)
115P/Maury                          11 51 +04.5  21.7  21:04 ( 74, 28)  18:29 (151, 47)
P/1996 R2 (Lagerkvist)              04 04 +21.1  21.7   3:03 (249,  8)   5:38 (233, 12)
2005 CR16                           00 18 -03.7  21.9   3:03 (308, 37)   5:38 (181, 59)
121P/Shoemaker-Holt 2               21 24 -29.7  22.0   2:47 (  0, 25)   2:47 (180, 85)
P/1999 RO28 (LONEOS)                03 35 +14.6  22.0   3:03 (259, 10)   5:38 (232, 22)
P/2004 WR9 (LINEAR)                 01 39 +08.8  22.2   3:03 (281, 30)   5:38 (208, 42)
P/2010 TO20 (LINEAR-Grauer)         13 43 -10.4  22.3  21:04 ( 38, 36)  19:03 (180, 65)
P/2012 O1 (McNaught)                03 59 +16.2  22.4   3:03 (254,  6)   5:38 (236, 16)
(394130) 2006 HY51                  11 52 +18.6  22.5  21:04 ( 88, 36)  18:29 (158, 34)
P/2006 R1 (Siding Spring)           04 04 +24.0  22.7   3:03 (247,  9)   5:38 (231, 10)
9P/Tempel 1                         04 58 +23.0  22.8   3:03 (240, -1)   5:38 (240,  1)
112P/Urata-Niijima                  23 23 -39.8  23.0   3:03 (340, 12)   4:46 (  0, 85)
P/2011 V1 (Boattini)                04 14 +22.0  23.0   3:03 (247,  6)   5:38 (234, 10)
2014 XK6                            05 55 +32.2  23.2   3:03 (225, -4)   5:38 (240,-14)
324P/La Sagra                       11 11 -17.0  23.8  21:04 ( 63,  7)  18:29 (117, 58)
354P/LINEAR                         01 06 +10.2  26.0   3:03 (285, 37)   5:38 (197, 43)

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