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Updated on January 11, 2020

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Bright periodic comets not yet observed in this return.

  • 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/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/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 21.5 mag on 2019 Aug. 4 (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/2002 T5 ( LINEAR ) was fainter than 20.5 mag on 2019 Oct. 24 (Erwin Schwab).
  • P/2013 T2 ( Schwartz ) was fainter than 20.5 mag on 2019 Oct. 24 (Erwin Schwab).

2020 January 24 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/2006 H1 (McNaught)                21 33 -20.2  18.4  18:47 ( 69, -5)  20:52 ( 61, -6)
115P/Maury                          16 34 -13.7  19.1   5:36 (313, 27)   3:31 (272, 21)
P/2002 T5 (LINEAR)                  00 20 -25.1  19.2  18:47 ( 38, 19)  20:52 ( 78, 29)
P/2013 T2 (Schwartz)                23 22 -02.2  19.2  18:47 ( 66, 27)  20:52 ( 91,  5)
254P/McNaught                       20 15 -16.2  19.6   5:36 (280,-15)   3:31 (307,-19)
296P/Garradd                        11 28 -31.7  19.9   3:18 (  0, 23)   3:18 (180, 87)
282P/(323137) 2003 BM80             09 23 +21.9  19.9   1:14 (  0, 77)   1:14 (180, 33)
P/2008 CL94 (Lemmon)                03 27 +23.7  19.9  19:15 (  0, 79)  20:52 (155, 27)
91P/Russell 3                       12 15 -19.3  20.0   4:05 (  0, 36)   3:31 (209, 73)
258P/PanSTARRS                      08 49 +18.1  20.0   0:40 (  0, 73)   0:40 (180, 37)
P/2016 G1 (PanSTARRS)               14 02 -14.9  20.0   5:36 (355, 40)   3:31 (247, 52)
294P/LINEAR                         17 15 -36.1  20.0   5:36 (320,  4)   3:31 (298, 24)
163P/NEAT                           11 42 +17.6  20.0   3:32 (  0, 72)   3:31 (181, 38)
P/2015 F1 (PanSTARRS)               06 27 +26.5  20.0  22:14 (  0, 82)  22:14 (180, 28)
P/2013 EW90 (Tenagra)               04 52 -15.4  20.1  20:39 (  0, 40)  20:52 (171, 70)
P/2014 MG4 (Spacewatch-PanSTARRS)   05 38 +30.4  20.1  21:25 (  0, 85)  21:25 (180, 25)
P/2012 SB6 (Lemmon)                 22 03 -16.6  20.1  18:47 ( 67,  3)  20:52 ( 68, -2)
P/2013 R3 (Catalina-PanSTARRS)      06 10 +24.5  20.3  21:58 (  0, 79)  21:58 (180, 31)
P/2007 VQ11 (Catalina)              00 37 -03.9  20.3  18:47 ( 48, 39)  20:52 (101, 21)
P/2012 K3 (Gibbs)                   22 55 -15.1  20.3  18:47 ( 60, 14)  20:52 ( 77,  7)
(196256) 2003 EH1                   08 59 -84.2  20.3   0:51 (  0,-29)   0:51 (  0, 41)
P/2005 JD108 (Catalina-NEAT)        15 56 -19.9  20.5   5:36 (326, 27)   3:31 (273, 32)
P/1998 VS24 (LINEAR)                10 18 +09.1  20.6   2:09 (  0, 64)   2:09 (180, 46)
P/2003 F2 (NEAT)                    14 49 -22.0  20.7   5:36 (343, 31)   3:31 (265, 47)
198P/ODAS                           12 51 -05.5  20.9   4:41 (  0, 49)   3:31 (213, 56)
298P/Christensen                    04 11 +26.5  21.0  19:58 (  0, 82)  20:52 (167, 27)
P/2011 R3 (Novichonok-Gerke)        19 38 -05.5  21.1   5:36 (276, -1)   3:31 (292,-20)
244P/Scotti                         21 58 -13.2  21.3  18:47 ( 71,  4)  20:52 ( 70, -5)
82P/Gehrels 3                       13 17 -09.2  21.4   5:07 (  0, 46)   3:31 (226, 56)
P/2011 U2 (Bressi)                  19 24 -18.5  21.4   5:36 (288, -6)   3:31 (300, -9)
2005 CR16                           00 09 -06.2  21.5  18:47 ( 53, 33)  20:52 ( 94, 17)
119P/Parker-Hartley                 18 42 -21.8  21.7   5:36 (297,  0)   3:31 (296,  1)
195P/Hill                           22 12 +23.8  21.7  18:47 (101, 28)  20:52 (104,-24)
168P/Hergenrother                   05 54 +56.3  21.8  21:42 (180, 69)  21:42 (180, -1)
9P/Tempel 1                         04 56 +26.2  21.8  20:44 (  0, 81)  20:52 (178, 29)
281P/MOSS                           23 18 -09.0  22.0  18:47 ( 61, 22)  20:52 ( 85,  8)
P/1996 R2 (Lagerkvist)              05 23 +26.0  22.1  21:11 (  0, 81)  21:11 (180, 29)
311P/PanSTARRS                      21 38 -11.1  22.2  18:47 ( 75,  2)  20:52 ( 69,-10)
P/1999 XN120 (Catalina)             15 04 -22.0  22.2   5:36 (339, 30)   3:31 (268, 44)
P/2010 TO20 (LINEAR-Grauer)         15 53 -20.6  22.5   5:36 (327, 27)   3:31 (273, 33)
121P/Shoemaker-Holt 2               21 47 -27.3  22.5  18:47 ( 61, -6)  20:52 ( 57,  1)
P/2002 EJ57 (LINEAR)                16 35 -26.5  23.1   5:36 (321, 17)   3:31 (285, 28)
324P/La Sagra                       15 58 -34.0  23.6   5:36 (332, 14)   3:31 (289, 38)
P/2012 O2 (McNaught)                01 56 -13.7  23.8  18:47 ( 20, 39)  20:52 (105, 43)
P/2014 C1 (TOTAS)                   19 47 -19.5  24.0   5:36 (286,-11)   3:31 (305,-12)
P/2000 R2 (LINEAR)                  03 13 +03.4  25.2  19:01 (  0, 59)  20:52 (140, 44)
354P/LINEAR                         01 43 +16.8  25.4  18:47 ( 48, 65)  20:52 (129, 20)
322P/SOHO                           15 32 -26.8  25.6   5:36 (334, 23)   3:31 (277, 40)
P/1999 RO28 (LONEOS)                08 21 +16.4  25.7   0:13 (  0, 71)   0:13 (180, 39)
P/2008 Y12 = P/2014 K3 (SOHO)       18 19 -36.9  25.8   5:36 (312, -6)   3:31 (306, 14)

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