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Updated on November 10, 2019

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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/2009 SK280 ( Spacewatch-Hill ) was fainter than 23.2 mag on 2018 July 14 (Sam (DECam images)).
  • 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).

2019 October 28 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                   07 25 +55.3  14.2   4:51 (184, 70)   3:31 (193, -2)
P/2006 H1 (McNaught)                18 25 -33.5  18.0  18:35 ( 32, 13)  19:57 ( 74, 42)
P/2013 T2 (Schwartz)                19 53 -26.4  18.3  18:35 ( 17, 27)  19:57 ( 95, 57)
P/2012 K3 (Gibbs)                   20 02 -25.2  18.9  18:35 ( 15, 28)  19:57 ( 99, 58)
P/2002 T5 (LINEAR)                  00 06 -31.3  19.0  21:40 (  0, 24)  21:40 (180, 86)
(196256) 2003 EH1                   10 06 -12.3  19.3   4:51 (311, 28)   3:31 (265, 29)
P/2008 Y12 = P/2014 K3 (SOHO)       14 36 -25.0  19.4  18:35 ( 72,-18)  19:57 ( 55, -4)
P/2009 SK280 (Spacewatch-Hill)      00 10 -10.8  19.4  21:44 (  0, 44)  21:44 (180, 66)
P/2008 CL94 (Lemmon)                03 60 +24.8  19.6   1:38 (  0, 80)   1:38 (180, 30)
254P/McNaught                       18 21 -12.4  19.7  18:35 ( 46, 29)  19:57 ( 97, 31)
294P/LINEAR                         12 01 -06.2  19.8   4:51 (286, 11)   3:31 (276,  2)
87P/Bus                             10 44 +06.5  19.9   4:51 (288, 34)   3:31 (255, 10)
P/2007 VQ11 (Catalina)              00 04 -06.8  20.1  21:38 (  0, 48)  21:38 (180, 62)
P/2012 SB6 (Lemmon)                 19 47 -30.2  20.2  18:35 ( 17, 23)  19:57 ( 88, 57)
P/2014 MG4 (Spacewatch-PanSTARRS)   06 18 +30.8  20.3   3:56 (  0, 86)   3:31 (186, 24)
163P/NEAT                           10 08 +16.1  20.3   4:51 (285, 47)   3:31 (241, 11)
P/2013 EW90 (Tenagra)               05 36 -15.6  20.3   3:13 (  0, 39)   3:13 (180, 71)
P/2013 R3 (Catalina-PanSTARRS)      07 03 +23.7  20.6   4:40 (  0, 79)   3:31 (198, 29)
P/2015 F1 (PanSTARRS)               07 12 +24.9  20.7   4:49 (  0, 80)   3:31 (200, 27)
115P/Maury                          14 05 -07.3  20.7   4:51 (269,-14)   3:31 (296,-21)
198P/ODAS                           11 45 +01.9  20.8   4:51 (282, 19)   3:31 (267,  1)
258P/PanSTARRS                      08 48 +16.4  20.9   4:51 (306, 62)   3:31 (226, 24)
P/1998 VS24 (LINEAR)                10 05 +10.0  21.0   4:51 (292, 44)   3:31 (245, 16)
P/2005 JD108 (Catalina-NEAT)        14 42 -15.7  21.0  18:35 ( 79,-13)  19:57 ( 62,-10)
P/2011 R3 (Novichonok-Gerke)        18 26 -05.4  21.0  18:35 ( 50, 36)  19:57 (104, 28)
P/2016 G1 (PanSTARRS)               12 15 -05.9  21.1   4:51 (284,  9)   3:31 (278, -1)
2005 CR16                           23 50 -09.2  21.1  21:24 (  0, 46)  21:24 (180, 64)
244P/Scotti                         21 07 -17.8  21.1  18:42 (  0, 37)  19:57 (131, 66)
282P/(323137) 2003 BM80             09 22 +20.8  21.1   4:51 (288, 59)   3:31 (230, 15)
P/2003 F2 (NEAT)                    12 49 -06.6  21.2   4:51 (279,  1)   3:31 (283, -7)
91P/Russell 3                       11 05 -06.9  21.3   4:51 (296, 21)   3:31 (269, 14)
P/2011 U2 (Bressi)                  18 07 -20.7  21.4  18:35 ( 43, 21)  19:57 ( 87, 33)
P/1996 R2 (Lagerkvist)              06 15 +25.4  21.5   3:52 (  0, 80)   3:31 (186, 29)
195P/Hill                           21 44 +27.4  21.5  19:18 (  0, 82)  19:57 (170, 27)
P/2012 O2 (McNaught)                01 40 -32.0  21.5  23:13 (  0, 23)  23:13 (180, 87)
281P/MOSS                           22 49 -13.3  21.6  20:23 (  0, 42)  20:23 (180, 68)
296P/Garradd                        10 24 -11.1  21.6   4:51 (307, 26)   3:31 (266, 25)
82P/Gehrels 3                       12 12 -02.2  21.7   4:51 (281, 12)   3:31 (274, -2)
298P/Christensen                    05 09 +25.2  21.7   2:46 (  0, 80)   2:46 (180, 30)
119P/Parker-Hartley                 17 23 -21.4  21.9  18:35 ( 51, 14)  19:57 ( 80, 24)
9P/Tempel 1                         05 55 +25.6  22.0   3:32 (  0, 81)   3:31 (180, 29)
121P/Shoemaker-Holt 2               20 46 -32.7  22.2  18:35 (  3, 22)  19:57 ( 90, 70)
P/1999 XN120 (Catalina)             13 47 -15.4  22.3   4:51 (278,-15)   3:31 (300,-13)
311P/PanSTARRS                      18 53 -20.8  22.4  18:35 ( 33, 27)  19:57 ( 93, 42)
P/2000 R2 (LINEAR)                  03 34 -00.9  22.4   1:12 (  0, 54)   1:12 (180, 56)
P/2002 EJ57 (LINEAR)                15 07 -21.7  22.7  18:35 ( 71,-11)  19:57 ( 62, -2)
322P/SOHO                           13 51 -16.0  22.7   4:51 (278,-17)   3:31 (301,-13)
P/2014 C1 (TOTAS)                   16 46 -20.3  22.8  18:35 ( 58,  8)  19:57 ( 76, 16)
P/2010 TO20 (LINEAR-Grauer)         14 45 -16.1  22.8  18:35 ( 79,-12)  19:57 ( 63, -9)
324P/La Sagra                       13 43 -25.8  23.6   4:51 (288,-20)   3:31 (307, -5)
354P/LINEAR                         01 16 +17.8  23.7  22:49 (  0, 73)  22:49 (180, 37)
P/1999 RO28 (LONEOS)                08 49 +12.5  24.4   4:51 (311, 59)   3:31 (229, 27)

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