Comets Waiting for First Observation

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Updated on November 29, 2020

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Bright periodic comets not yet observed in this return.

  • 142P/Ge-Wang was fainter than 19 mag on 2020 May 24 (Jean-Francois Soulier).
  • 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/2012 K3 ( Gibbs ) was fainter than 21.5 mag on 2019 Mar. 10 (Erwin Schwab).
  • P/2012 TK8 ( Tenagra ) was fainter than 21.5 mag on 2020 Aug. 17 (Erwin Schwab).
  • P/2013 EW90 ( Tenagra ) was fainter than 21 mag on 2020 Jan. 16 (Erwin Schwab).
  • P/2013 YG46 ( Spacewatch ) was fainter than 21.5 mag on 2020 Oct. 28 (Erwin Schwab).
  • P/2015 F1 ( PanSTARRS ) was fainter than 21.5 mag on 2020 Oct. 28 (Erwin Schwab).
  • P/2016 G1 ( PanSTARRS ) was fainter than 22 mag on 2020 Feb. 27 (Erwin Schwab).

2020 December 14 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)
4P/Faye                             19 18 -16.1  18.1  18:20 ( 64,  7)  20:55 ( 67, -4)
98P/Takamizawa                      17 23 -19.4  18.2   5:29 (283,-15)   2:53 (314,-21)
P/2009 U4 (McNaught)                18 34 -28.3  18.5  18:20 ( 61, -8)  20:55 ( 51, -4)
(465402) 2008 HW1                   15 19 -16.3  18.6   5:29 (298, 10)   2:53 (291, -2)
P/2007 B1 (Christensen)             08 46 +28.3  18.7   3:15 (  0, 83)   2:53 (185, 27)
P/2015 F1 (PanSTARRS)               11 28 +06.5  18.9   5:29 (346, 61)   2:53 (236, 30)
P/2008 CL94 (Lemmon)                06 10 +32.0  19.2   0:40 (  0, 87)   0:40 (180, 23)
P/2014 E1 (Larson)                  12 17 +14.3  19.4   5:29 (315, 63)   2:53 (239, 16)
311P/PanSTARRS                      06 32 +24.9  19.5   1:02 (  0, 80)   1:02 (180, 30)
P/2013 EW90 (Tenagra)               10 08 -04.2  19.5   4:37 (  0, 51)   2:53 (224, 51)
102P/Shoemaker 1                    21 28 -13.0  19.6  18:20 ( 42, 31)  20:55 ( 88, 19)
265P/LINEAR                         20 58 -17.9  19.8  18:20 ( 45, 23)  20:55 ( 79, 16)
201P/LONEOS                         20 35 -22.5  19.8  18:20 ( 47, 16)  20:55 ( 72, 14)
75D/Kohoutek                        00 55 +12.6  20.0  19:22 (  0, 68)  20:55 (151, 37)
179P/Jedicke                        22 47 -23.8  20.0  18:20 ( 17, 29)  20:55 ( 88, 41)
P/2006 S4 (Christensen)             17 15 -47.8  20.1   5:29 (311,-27)   2:53 (330,  3)
119P/Parker-Hartley                 19 50 -23.0  20.1  18:20 ( 54,  8)  20:55 ( 66,  6)
233P/La Sagra                       11 37 +15.8  20.2   5:29 (335, 69)   2:53 (231, 22)
P/2015 X6 (PanSTARRS)               06 59 +21.1  20.3   1:29 (  0, 76)   1:29 (180, 34)
P/2013 A2 (Scotti)                  08 33 +23.9  20.3   3:02 (  0, 79)   2:53 (182, 31)
P/2010 B2 (WISE)                    13 03 -03.7  20.3   5:29 (317, 42)   2:53 (261, 19)
P/2005 W3 (Kowalski)                22 14 -00.2  20.3  18:20 ( 39, 48)  20:55 (106, 21)
67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko           19 03 -25.6  20.4  18:20 ( 59, -1)  20:55 ( 57, -1)
P/2014 W12 (Gibbs)                  17 02 -27.0  20.4   5:29 (293,-15)   2:53 (315,-12)
P/2012 TK8 (Tenagra)                22 31 -03.3  20.5  18:20 ( 31, 47)  20:55 (106, 27)
297P/Beshore                        15 21 -11.5  20.6   5:29 (294, 13)   2:53 (288, -5)
P/2011 W1 (PanSTARRS)               00 05 -01.8  20.6  18:32 (  0, 53)  20:55 (127, 43)
116P/Wild 4                         03 55 +23.8  20.6  22:21 (  0, 79)  22:21 (180, 31)
P/2015 J3 (NEOWISE)                 13 10 -00.7  20.6   5:29 (313, 43)   2:53 (260, 16)
77P/Longmore                        03 04 +40.9  20.6  21:30 (180, 84)  21:30 (180, 14)
274P/Tombaugh-Tenagra               00 36 -13.0  20.7  19:02 (  0, 42)  20:55 (124, 56)
111P/Helin-Roman-Crockett           03 46 +17.4  20.7  22:12 (  0, 72)  22:12 (180, 38)
323P/SOHO                           13 35 -10.9  20.8   5:29 (314, 31)   2:53 (272, 17)
281P/MOSS                           00 50 +00.3  20.9  19:16 (  0, 55)  20:55 (141, 48)
D/1977 C1 (Skiff-Kosai)             02 46 +14.0  20.9  21:12 (  0, 69)  21:12 (180, 41)
P/2007 Q2 (Gilmore)                 21 19 -14.3  21.0  18:20 ( 43, 29)  20:55 ( 85, 18)
298P/Christensen                    13 51 -06.3  21.0   5:29 (307, 32)   2:53 (270, 11)
6P/d'Arrest                         14 29 +00.6  21.1   5:29 (294, 31)   2:53 (270, -1)
P/2016 P1 (PanSTARRS)               12 33 -17.7  21.1   5:29 (334, 33)   2:53 (270, 33)
195P/Hill                           22 54 +28.3  21.2  18:20 ( 66, 76)  20:55 (134,  9)
193P/LINEAR-NEAT                    17 38 -30.7  21.2  18:20 ( 66,-20)  20:55 ( 40,-11)
P/2009 WX51 (Catalina)              15 13 -16.3  21.3   5:29 (299, 11)   2:53 (290,  0)
302P/Lemmon-PanSTARRS               11 12 +08.9  21.3   5:29 (353, 64)   2:53 (231, 31)
61P/Shajn-Schaldach                 16 38 -17.2  21.4   5:29 (287, -5)   2:53 (304,-15)
P/2005 T2 (Christensen)             00 39 +12.4  21.4  19:06 (  0, 67)  20:55 (146, 36)
P/2013 W1 (PanSTARRS)               13 45 -07.2  21.5   5:29 (309, 33)   2:53 (270, 12)
P/2012 G1 (PanSTARRS)               14 35 -24.4  21.7   5:29 (312, 12)   2:53 (292, 12)
142P/Ge-Wang                        19 48 -13.8  21.8  18:20 ( 61, 14)  20:55 ( 73,  0)
118P/Shoemaker-Levy 4               20 03 -18.1  21.8  18:20 ( 56, 14)  20:55 ( 72,  5)
(52872) Okyrhoe                     22 15 -06.6  21.8  18:20 ( 34, 43)  20:55 (100, 25)
P/2014 U4 (PanSTARRS)               20 53 -20.9  21.9  18:20 ( 44, 20)  20:55 ( 76, 17)
288P/(300163) 2006 VW139            17 14 -22.8  21.9   5:29 (287,-15)   2:53 (315,-17)
P/2012 K3 (Gibbs)                   03 19 +01.7  22.0  21:45 (  0, 57)  21:45 (180, 53)
176P/(118401) LINEAR                16 18 -21.6  22.0   5:29 (294, -4)   2:53 (304, -9)
135P/Shoemaker-Levy 8               10 09 +04.3  22.3   4:37 (  0, 59)   2:53 (218, 44)
P/2005 L1 (McNaught)                15 41 -13.2  22.5   5:29 (292,  8)   2:53 (292, -7)
P/2016 G1 (PanSTARRS)               18 15 -16.1  22.5  18:20 ( 74, -5)  20:55 ( 57,-16)
P/2010 TO20 (LINEAR-Grauer)         17 01 -23.9  22.6   5:29 (290,-14)   2:53 (313,-14)
320P/McNaught                       17 08 -24.6  22.9   5:29 (290,-15)   2:53 (315,-14)
324P/La Sagra                       18 58 -16.7  23.0  18:20 ( 67,  3)  20:55 ( 63, -8)
107P/(4015) Wilson-Harrington       13 28 -11.8  23.1   5:29 (317, 32)   2:53 (272, 18)
206P/Barnard-Boattini               21 09 +01.1  23.2  18:20 ( 57, 39)  20:55 ( 97,  8)
P/2014 MG4 (Spacewatch-PanSTARRS)   07 51 +25.2  23.5   2:20 (  0, 80)   2:20 (180, 30)
P/2013 YG46 (Spacewatch)            10 11 +20.7  23.9   4:39 (  0, 76)   2:53 (209, 29)
354P/LINEAR                         12 57 -08.9  26.1   5:29 (322, 38)   2:53 (265, 23)

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