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Updated on June 29, 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.
  • 304P/Ory was observed on 2020 June 28 at 18.3 mag by Jean-Benoit de Vanssay, et. al., but not officially announced yet.
  • P/2011 R3 ( Novichonok-Gerke ) was observed on 2020 June 20 at 21.9 mag at Pan-STARRS 1, Haleakala, but not officially confirmed yet.
  • P/2011 U2 ( Bressi ) was observed on 2020 June 17 at 22.1 mag at Pan-STARRS 1, Haleakala, but not officially confirmed yet.

  • 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/2002 T5 ( LINEAR ) was fainter than 20.5 mag on 2019 Oct. 24 (Erwin Schwab).
  • P/2003 F2 ( NEAT ) was fainter than 21.5 mag on 2020 May 19 (Erwin Schwab).
  • 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/2013 EW90 ( Tenagra ) was fainter than 21 mag on 2020 Jan. 16 (Erwin Schwab).
  • P/2016 G1 ( PanSTARRS ) was fainter than 22 mag on 2020 Feb. 27 (Erwin Schwab).

2020 June 21 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)
84P/Giclas                          03 46 +14.9  17.9   2:59 (251, -1)   5:37 (242, 12)
254P/McNaught                       23 19 -17.3  18.2   2:59 (321, 28)   5:21 (180, 72)
156P/Russell-LINEAR                 23 15 -31.5  18.3   2:59 (330, 16)   5:17 (180, 86)
P/2002 T5 (LINEAR)                  02 29 -14.6  18.5   2:59 (286, -3)   5:37 (254, 46)
312P/NEAT                           22 43 -02.7  18.7   2:59 (321, 45)   4:46 (180, 58)
(3200) Phaethon                     04 19 +29.1  19.1   2:59 (235,  1)   5:37 (236, -3)
304P/Ory                            01 55 +09.5  19.2   2:59 (271, 18)   5:37 (223, 35)
P/2012 SB6 (Lemmon)                 02 36 +17.6  19.3   2:59 (258, 14)   5:37 (227, 22)
P/2007 VQ11 (Catalina)              04 24 +12.5  19.7   2:59 (247,-10)   5:37 (250,  7)
P/2006 H1 (McNaught)                01 29 +10.6  19.8   2:59 (274, 24)   5:37 (216, 37)
P/2011 R3 (Novichonok-Gerke)        20 49 +03.4  20.0   2:52 (  0, 59)   2:52 (180, 51)
16P/Brooks 2                        19 41 -19.0  20.0   1:44 (  0, 36)   1:44 (180, 74)
102P/Shoemaker 1                    21 05 -48.0  20.0   2:59 (358,  7)   3:09 (  0, 77)
P/2008 CL94 (Lemmon)                05 07 +27.8  20.0   2:59 (228, -7)   5:37 (243,-11)
P/2009 U4 (McNaught)                13 37 -07.4  20.2  21:04 ( 30, 43)  19:37 (180, 63)
4P/Faye                             18 18 -12.7  20.2   0:22 (  0, 42)   0:22 (180, 68)
P/2006 S4 (Christensen)             15 02 -43.2  20.3  21:04 (  0, 12)  21:01 (  0, 82)
119P/Parker-Hartley                 19 32 -22.0  20.3   1:36 (  0, 33)   1:36 (180, 77)
P/2011 U2 (Bressi)                  20 27 -11.9  20.4   2:30 (  0, 43)   2:30 (180, 67)
P/2005 T2 (Christensen)             00 23 +11.7  20.4   2:59 (283, 38)   5:37 (196, 42)
P/2013 O2 (PanSTARRS)               22 43 +06.4  20.4   2:59 (313, 52)   4:46 (180, 48)
244P/Scotti                         23 46 -01.9  20.5   2:59 (304, 36)   5:37 (186, 57)
P/2015 F1 (PanSTARRS)               07 50 +23.3  20.5  21:04 (119, -1)  18:26 (121,  3)
2001 QF6                            20 05 -04.1  20.5   2:08 (  0, 51)   2:08 (180, 59)
277P/LINEAR                         00 45 +21.9  20.5   2:59 (269, 39)   5:37 (199, 31)
P/2013 EW90 (Tenagra)               06 55 +02.6  20.6  21:04 (112,-24)  18:26 ( 96,  5)
179P/Jedicke                        23 08 -19.1  20.6   2:59 (325, 28)   5:10 (180, 74)
184P/Lovas 2                        21 27 -08.7  20.8   2:59 (349, 46)   3:30 (180, 64)
P/2003 F2 (NEAT)                    14 41 -29.6  20.8  21:04 (  5, 25)  20:41 (180, 85)
P/2007 R2 (Gibbs)                   23 24 -05.3  20.8   2:59 (312, 37)   5:26 (180, 60)
2017 MM7                            19 27 +18.1  20.9   1:33 (  0, 73)   1:33 (180, 37)
282P/(323137) 2003 BM80             09 34 +17.7  20.9  21:04 (101, 16)  18:26 (135, 24)
P/2012 TK8 (Tenagra)                22 50 -02.5  20.9   2:59 (318, 44)   4:53 (180, 57)
2005 CR16                           02 36 +07.2  21.0   2:59 (267,  8)   5:37 (234, 30)
67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko           18 20 -27.6  21.1   0:24 (  0, 27)   0:24 (180, 83)
293P/Spacewatch                     04 24 +19.3  21.2   2:59 (242, -6)   5:37 (244,  3)
P/2007 Q2 (Gilmore)                 17 56 -06.2  21.2   0:00 (  0, 49)   0:00 (180, 61)
P/2005 W3 (Kowalski)                22 21 +07.5  21.2   2:59 (320, 56)   4:23 (180, 47)
61P/Shajn-Schaldach                 14 58 -09.9  21.2  21:04 (  2, 45)  20:58 (180, 65)
298P/Christensen                    07 53 +26.4  21.2  21:04 (121,  2)  18:26 (124,  1)
118P/Shoemaker-Levy 4               20 02 -14.3  21.3   2:05 (  0, 41)   2:05 (180, 69)
297P/Beshore                        10 16 +19.9  21.4  21:04 ( 97, 26)  18:26 (146, 27)
11P/Tempel-Swift-LINEAR             22 49 +12.0  21.4   2:59 (305, 56)   4:51 (180, 43)
195P/Hill                           23 24 +33.2  21.4   2:59 (262, 59)   5:27 (180, 22)
P/2014 W12 (Gibbs)                  13 11 -18.3  21.5  21:04 ( 31, 30)  19:11 (180, 73)
P/2007 B1 (Christensen)             04 35 +19.6  21.5   2:59 (240, -7)   5:37 (246,  0)
281P/MOSS                           01 13 +03.0  21.6   2:59 (283, 23)   5:37 (217, 45)
P/2012 K3 (Gibbs)                   02 58 +05.5  21.6   2:59 (265,  3)   5:37 (240, 27)
77P/Longmore                        03 15 +30.2  21.6   2:59 (242, 13)   5:37 (226,  6)
(52872) Okyrhoe                     22 36 -03.1  21.7   2:59 (323, 45)   4:39 (180, 58)
233P/La Sagra                       04 22 +18.8  21.7   2:59 (242, -6)   5:37 (244,  3)
176P/(118401) LINEAR                13 35 -10.1  21.8  21:04 ( 29, 40)  19:35 (180, 65)
324P/La Sagra                       16 17 -30.3  21.8  22:16 (  0, 25)  22:16 (180, 85)
P/2013 W1 (PanSTARRS)               04 56 +20.2  21.8   2:59 (236,-11)   5:37 (248, -4)
121P/Shoemaker-Holt 2               23 45 -22.4  21.9   2:59 (319, 20)   5:37 (191, 77)
288P/(300163) 2006 VW139            14 20 -11.6  21.9  21:04 ( 15, 42)  20:20 (180, 67)
P/2010 TO20 (LINEAR-Grauer)         15 38 -20.5  22.0  21:38 (  0, 34)  21:38 (180, 76)
94P/Russell 4                       00 31 -03.2  22.0   2:59 (295, 27)   5:37 (206, 55)
85D/Boethin                         02 22 +15.6  22.0   2:59 (262, 16)   5:37 (225, 26)
P/2003 T12 = P/2012 A3 (SOHO)       07 05 +18.0  22.0  21:04 (122,-12)  18:26 (111, -2)
311P/PanSTARRS                      02 42 +19.7  22.1   2:59 (255, 14)   5:37 (227, 19)
P/2013 J4 (PanSTARRS)               05 06 +22.1  22.3   2:59 (233,-11)   5:37 (248, -7)
P/2016 G1 (PanSTARRS)               13 35 -04.1  22.4  21:04 ( 32, 46)  19:36 (180, 59)
P/2005 L1 (McNaught)                12 35 +04.3  22.4  21:04 ( 57, 44)  18:36 (180, 51)
198P/ODAS                           12 05 -01.0  22.5  21:04 ( 59, 35)  18:26 (171, 56)
2010 OA101                          05 40 -34.6  22.9   2:59 (284,-50)   5:37 (300, 18)
135P/Shoemaker-Levy 8               07 26 +17.0  24.2  21:04 (118, -9)  18:26 (113,  2)
P/2014 MG4 (Spacewatch-PanSTARRS)   06 35 +27.5  24.3  21:04 (134,-10)  18:26 (114,-13)
2005 HC4                            10 19 +17.7  25.0  21:04 ( 94, 25)  18:26 (145, 30)
354P/LINEAR                         07 08 +24.1  25.7  21:04 (126, -7)  18:26 (116, -5)
321P/SOHO                           08 59 +12.2  26.9  21:04 (101,  6)  18:26 (124, 22)

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