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Updated on January 3, 2019

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Bright periodic comets not yet observed in this return.

  • 246P/NEAT was observed on 2018 Dec. 29 at 20.0 mag by Jonathan L. Tuten, but not officially announced yet.
  • 231P/LINEAR-NEAT was observed on 2019 Jan. 2 at 19.0 mag by Kunihiro Shima, but not officially announced yet.

  • 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/2005 Y2 ( McNaught ) was fainter than 21.5 mag on 2018 Feb. 17 (Erwin Schwab).
  • 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/2003 L1 ( Scotti ) was fainter than 21.5 mag on 2017 Mar. 24 (Erwin Schwab), fainter than 20.5 mag on 2018 Apr. 9 (Erwin Schwab).
  • 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).
  • 198P/ODAS was fainter than 20 mag on 2018 Nov. 16 (Jean-Francois Soulier).
  • P/2014 C1 ( TOTAS ) was fainter than 20.0 mag on 2018 Dec. 10 (Toshihiko Ikemura, Hirohisa Sato), fainter than 19.5 mag on 2018 Dec. 14 (Toshihiko Ikemura, Hirohisa Sato).

2019 January 6 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/2014 C1 (TOTAS)                   11 27 +01.7  17.3   4:27 (  0, 57)   3:08 (211, 49)
231P/LINEAR-NEAT                    10 40 +11.4  18.6   3:41 (  0, 66)   3:08 (191, 43)
198P/ODAS                           03 29 +21.2  18.8  20:27 (  0, 76)  21:02 (170, 33)
209P/LINEAR                         06 51 +48.1  19.1  23:47 (180, 77)  23:47 (180,  7)
(394130) 2006 HY51                  17 21 -27.4  19.1   5:38 (303, -1)   3:08 (302,  2)
246P/NEAT                           09 30 +31.0  19.3   2:30 (  0, 86)   2:30 (180, 24)
P/1998 VS24 (LINEAR)                06 39 +17.4  19.3  23:36 (  0, 72)  23:36 (180, 38)
173P/Mueller 5                      01 10 -10.2  19.8  18:32 (  8, 45)  21:02 (111, 43)
P/2002 EJ57 (LINEAR)                13 40 -13.7  19.9   5:38 (341, 39)   3:08 (260, 38)
P/2003 L1 (Scotti)                  11 48 -07.4  19.9   4:48 (  0, 47)   3:08 (226, 54)
99P/Kowal 1                         06 34 +28.1  20.0  23:31 (  0, 83)  23:31 (180, 27)
149P/Mueller 4                      13 27 +08.6  20.1   5:38 (334, 61)   3:08 (237, 26)
82P/Gehrels 3                       09 47 +11.9  20.1   2:47 (  0, 67)   2:47 (180, 43)
P/2008 CL94 (Lemmon)                01 42 +11.1  20.2  18:39 (  0, 66)  21:02 (137, 33)
101P/Chernykh                       20 08 -20.7  20.3  18:32 ( 68, -5)  21:02 ( 56,-10)
P/2011 V1 (Boattini)                22 51 -11.9  20.3  18:32 ( 47, 30)  21:02 ( 87, 16)
P/2009 SK280 (Spacewatch-Hill)      21 58 -26.4  20.3  18:32 ( 48, 10)  21:02 ( 67, 13)
68P/Klemola                         15 57 -12.8  20.3   5:38 (306, 23)   3:08 (279, 10)
P/2013 R3 (Catalina-PanSTARRS)      22 52 -06.9  20.3  18:32 ( 51, 33)  21:02 ( 91, 14)
P/2005 Y2 (McNaught)                14 11 +06.3  20.4   5:38 (318, 54)   3:08 (247, 20)
175P/Hergenrother                   05 30 +18.2  20.4  22:26 (  0, 73)  22:26 (180, 37)
P/2010 U2 (Hill)                    22 01 -16.9  20.4  18:32 ( 54, 18)  21:02 ( 76,  9)
P/1999 XN120 (Catalina)             12 35 -09.2  20.4   5:34 (  0, 46)   3:08 (241, 48)
P/2006 F1 (Kowalski)                22 47 -21.4  20.4  18:32 ( 42, 21)  21:02 ( 78, 20)
P/2002 T5 (LINEAR)                  22 38 -26.9  20.5  18:32 ( 40, 15)  21:02 ( 71, 21)
10P/Tempel 2                        10 30 +16.2  20.5   3:31 (  0, 71)   3:08 (187, 39)
79P/du Toit-Hartley                 19 16 -22.0  20.5  18:32 ( 74,-16)  21:02 ( 46,-17)
282P/(323137) 2003 BM80             06 05 +30.7  20.5  23:02 (  0, 86)  23:02 (180, 24)
P/2004 FY140 (LINEAR)               22 15 -10.4  20.7  18:32 ( 56, 25)  21:02 ( 83,  8)
264P/Larsen                         10 41 -23.6  20.7   3:41 (  0, 31)   3:08 (215, 77)
P/2012 K3 (Gibbs)                   16 02 -09.8  20.8   5:38 (303, 24)   3:08 (277,  7)
P/2007 T4 (Gibbs)                   23 43 -13.0  20.8  18:32 ( 34, 35)  21:02 ( 93, 27)
254P/McNaught                       17 21 +00.3  21.0   5:38 (281, 16)   3:08 (280,-15)
P/2006 F4 (Spacewatch)              11 32 -05.0  21.0   4:32 (  0, 50)   3:08 (218, 54)
257P/Catalina                       13 44 -15.0  21.0   5:38 (340, 37)   3:08 (262, 38)
P/1996 R2 (Lagerkvist)              23 05 -07.4  21.1  18:32 ( 47, 35)  21:02 ( 93, 17)
P/2015 F1 (PanSTARRS)               03 25 +20.1  21.1  20:23 (  0, 75)  21:02 (169, 34)
258P/PanSTARRS                      04 13 +14.4  21.1  21:10 (  0, 69)  21:10 (180, 41)
261P/Larson                         19 44 -20.7  21.2  18:32 ( 71,-10)  21:02 ( 52,-14)
P/2007 R1 (Larson)                  16 25 -15.5  21.2   5:38 (303, 16)   3:08 (285,  5)
2P/Encke                            22 19 -08.6  21.2  18:32 ( 56, 27)  21:02 ( 85,  8)
87P/Bus                             05 19 +19.6  21.2  22:16 (  0, 75)  22:16 (180, 35)
124P/Mrkos                          01 10 +36.5  21.3  18:32 (110, 85)  21:02 (146,  8)
36P/Whipple                         19 26 -14.5  21.3  18:32 ( 79,-10)  21:02 ( 53,-21)
163P/NEAT                           00 16 -11.5  21.3  18:32 ( 25, 40)  21:02 (100, 33)
P/2013 EW90 (Tenagra)               01 35 -17.9  21.4  18:33 (  0, 37)  21:02 (107, 53)
P/2003 F2 (NEAT)                    09 29 +27.4  21.4   2:30 (  0, 82)   2:30 (180, 28)
P/2007 T2 (Kowalski)                10 31 +21.2  21.4   3:31 (  0, 76)   3:08 (187, 34)
P/2012 O1 (McNaught)                19 25 -23.6  21.4  18:32 ( 71,-15)  21:02 ( 47,-14)
17P/Holmes                          13 49 -27.5  21.5   5:38 (343, 25)   3:08 (277, 43)
P/2005 J1 (McNaught)                19 24 -12.3  21.6  18:32 ( 81, -9)  21:02 ( 55,-23)
P/2005 JD108 (Catalina-NEAT)        14 04 -13.7  21.6   5:38 (333, 37)   3:08 (264, 33)
P/2011 R3 (Novichonok-Gerke)        17 55 -07.4  21.7   5:38 (282,  5)   3:08 (292,-17)
266P/Christensen                    22 49 -08.1  21.8  18:32 ( 50, 32)  21:02 ( 90, 14)
P/2011 U2 (Bressi)                  17 29 -24.0  21.9   5:38 (299, -1)   3:08 (301, -2)
P/2006 W1 (Gibbs)                   18 01 -09.4  22.1   5:38 (283,  2)   3:08 (295,-17)
P/2006 H1 (McNaught)                15 33 -27.3  22.1   5:38 (321, 15)   3:08 (289, 22)
P/2013 J4 (PanSTARRS)               22 04 -16.1  22.2  18:32 ( 54, 19)  21:02 ( 77,  9)
2014 XK6                            17 09 -29.6  22.2   5:38 (307, -1)   3:08 (303,  6)
P/2010 TO20 (LINEAR-Grauer)         14 08 -12.2  22.6   5:38 (332, 38)   3:08 (263, 31)
121P/Shoemaker-Holt 2               19 48 -27.7  22.9  18:32 ( 65,-13)  21:02 ( 48, -8)
260P/McNaught                       17 46 -34.7  23.3   5:38 (306,-10)   3:08 (312,  3)
267P/LONEOS                         04 09 +15.6  23.6  21:06 (  0, 71)  21:06 (180, 39)
324P/La Sagra                       11 36 -22.5  23.6   4:36 (  0, 32)   3:08 (243, 67)
2016 GU2                            17 59 -27.3  25.6   5:38 (298, -8)   3:08 (308, -4)
354P/LINEAR                         20 18 -20.5  26.5  18:32 ( 67, -3)  21:02 ( 58, -8)

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