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Updated on February 21, 2020

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Bright periodic comets not yet observed in this return.

  • 282P/(323137) 2003 BM80 was observed on 2020 Feb. 15 at 20.5 mag by John J. Maikner, but not officially announced yet.

  • 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).
  • 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).
  • P/2013 EW90 ( Tenagra ) was fainter than 21 mag on 2020 Jan. 16 (Erwin Schwab).

2020 February 23 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)                22 31 -13.6  18.7  19:13 ( 86,-18)  20:14 ( 62,-14)
P/2002 T5 (LINEAR)                  00 41 -21.9  19.1  19:13 ( 61,  2)  20:14 ( 74, 16)
296P/Garradd                        11 16 -37.1  19.2   1:09 (  0, 18)   1:09 (  0, 88)
254P/McNaught                       20 58 -15.7  19.5   5:13 (286, -4)   4:11 (288,  1)
P/2016 G1 (PanSTARRS)               14 21 -15.4  19.5   4:13 (  0, 40)   4:11 (181, 70)
P/2013 T2 (Schwartz)                00 31 +06.8  19.8  19:13 ( 86, 18)  20:14 ( 97, -3)
282P/(323137) 2003 BM80             09 03 +23.1  20.0  22:52 (  0, 78)  22:52 (180, 32)
P/2012 SB6 (Lemmon)                 22 57 -10.2  20.0  19:13 ( 85,-11)  20:14 ( 69,-12)
P/2015 F1 (PanSTARRS)               06 15 +26.4  20.1  20:04 (  0, 81)  20:14 (177, 29)
P/2008 CL94 (Lemmon)                03 34 +24.0  20.1  19:13 ( 73, 64)  20:14 (139, 18)
P/2013 EW90 (Tenagra)               04 54 -10.5  20.2  19:13 ( 10, 44)  20:14 (134, 58)
P/2014 MG4 (Spacewatch-PanSTARRS)   05 31 +29.7  20.3  19:21 (  0, 85)  20:14 (167, 24)
P/2007 VQ11 (Catalina)              01 12 -00.3  20.3  19:13 ( 73, 22)  20:14 ( 97, 10)
P/2005 JD108 (Catalina-NEAT)        16 12 -20.5  20.3   5:13 (346, 33)   4:11 (247, 61)
294P/LINEAR                         18 54 -36.0  20.3   5:13 (320,  4)   4:11 (292, 35)
P/2003 F2 (NEAT)                    15 14 -25.9  20.5   5:06 (  0, 29)   4:11 (237, 75)
P/1998 VS24 (LINEAR)                10 02 +10.9  20.7  23:51 (  0, 66)  23:51 (180, 44)
P/2012 K3 (Gibbs)                   23 51 -09.9  20.7  19:13 ( 78,  0)  20:14 ( 77, -1)
(196256) 2003 EH1                   03 29 -80.7  20.7  19:13 (  5,-27)  20:14 (  9, 41)
P/2013 R3 (Catalina-PanSTARRS)      06 03 +24.3  20.9  19:53 (  0, 79)  20:14 (174, 30)
P/2011 R3 (Novichonok-Gerke)        20 04 -04.0  20.9   5:13 (285, 13)   4:11 (271,  5)
198P/ODAS                           12 45 -05.0  21.0   2:37 (  0, 50)   2:37 (180, 60)
298P/Christensen                    04 23 +27.1  21.1  19:13 ( 63, 75)  20:14 (151, 22)
82P/Gehrels 3                       13 18 -09.3  21.2   3:10 (  0, 46)   3:10 (180, 64)
P/2011 U2 (Bressi)                  19 51 -17.0  21.3   5:13 (297,  8)   4:11 (280, 15)
244P/Scotti                         22 24 -10.7  21.3  19:13 ( 90,-18)  20:14 ( 63,-17)
2005 CR16                           00 33 -03.4  21.4  19:13 ( 77, 12)  20:14 ( 88,  4)
119P/Parker-Hartley                 19 09 -21.3  21.5   5:13 (307, 12)   4:11 (279, 26)
195P/Hill                           22 31 +24.5  21.8  19:13 (117,  4)  20:14 ( 97,-37)
311P/PanSTARRS                      22 38 -05.4  21.9  19:13 ( 92,-12)  20:14 ( 70,-18)
281P/MOSS                           23 41 -06.4  22.0  19:13 ( 82,  0)  20:14 ( 79, -5)
P/1999 XN120 (Catalina)             15 16 -23.1  22.1   5:08 (  0, 32)   4:11 (230, 73)
P/2010 TO20 (LINEAR-Grauer)         16 07 -21.4  22.3   5:13 (347, 33)   4:11 (247, 63)
121P/Shoemaker-Holt 2               22 16 -25.2  22.5   5:13 (284,-25)   4:11 (307, -7)
P/1996 R2 (Lagerkvist)              05 25 +25.8  22.6  19:14 (  0, 81)  20:14 (165, 28)
P/2002 EJ57 (LINEAR)                16 54 -27.5  23.1   5:13 (338, 24)   4:11 (268, 56)
324P/La Sagra                       16 35 -35.6  23.3   5:13 (344, 17)   4:11 (281, 62)
135P/Shoemaker-Levy 8               06 06 +16.9  24.0  19:55 (  0, 72)  20:14 (174, 38)
P/2014 C1 (TOTAS)                   20 37 -16.9  24.3   5:13 (290, -1)   4:11 (286,  6)
P/2012 O2 (McNaught)                02 27 -07.3  24.4  19:13 ( 53, 31)  20:14 (103, 29)
168P/Hergenrother                   06 01 +49.1  24.5  19:51 (180, 76)  20:14 (176,  6)
354P/LINEAR                         02 34 +20.0  25.7  19:13 ( 79, 50)  20:14 (126, 12)
322P/SOHO                           15 34 -28.7  25.9   5:13 (357, 26)   4:11 (254, 73)
P/2000 R2 (LINEAR)                  03 41 +07.5  26.2  19:13 ( 47, 54)  20:14 (130, 33)
P/1999 RO28 (LONEOS)                07 54 +19.1  26.5  21:43 (  0, 74)  21:43 (180, 36)
P/2008 Y12 = P/2014 K3 (SOHO)       18 55 -38.0  26.5   5:13 (321,  2)   4:11 (295, 36)

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