Comet Section        

 
 

ALPO Comet Section

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Important Links

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NEW: Comet Highlights for May 2017
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Submit Visual Comet Magnitude Estimates
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Submit Comet Images and Drawings to the ALPO Image Archive
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ALPO Comet Section Image Gallery (2400+ images of 218 comets)
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ALPO Comet Section Magnitude Database
for Currently Observable Comets
for Past Comets (post-2000)
for Past Comets (1995-1999)
for Past Comets (pre-1995)
for Past Periodic Comets
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Observable Bright Comets

 Valid for 2017 May 1                  Current Stats                Closest to Sun     Closest to Earth
Comet Name                  Mag Constellation Elong    r   delta       Date       q        Date     delta
41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak  7  Hercules       105M   1.08  0.19    2017-Apr-12  1.05   2017-Mar-27  0.14
C/2015 ER61 (PANSTARRS)      7  Pisces          56M   1.05  1.20    2017-May-09  1.04   2017-Apr-19  1.18
C/2015 V2 (Johnson)          8  Hercules       118M   1.73  1.01    2017-Jun-12  1.64   2017-Jun-05  0.81
C/2017 E1 (Borisov)         12  Pisces          36M   0.98  1.59    2017-Apr-10  0.90   2017-Mar-18  1.32
71P/Clark                   12  Ophiuchus      149M   1.68  0.74    2017-Jun-30  1.59   2017-Jun-11  0.59
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Latest Bright Comet Pictures

C/2015 V2 (Johnson) taken on 2017 May 26 by Chris Schur

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Coordinator
Carl W. Hergenrother
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Gary W. Kronk
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Header montage images/drawings include (clockwise from upper left) C/1995 O1 (Hale-Bopp) by Cecil Post on 1997 Apr 11, rotational gradiant processed image of C/2012 X1 (LINEAR) in outburst by Gianluca Masi on 2013 Oct 25, drawing of C/1987 P1 (Bradfield) by Edwin Faughn on 1987 Nov 21, 209P/LINEAR by Gianluca Masi on 2014 May 26, C/1996 B2 (Hyakutake) by Adrian New on 1996 Mar 25, drawing of C/1965 S1 (Ikeya-Seki) by David Meisel on 1965 Nov 1, and C/2006 P1 (McNaught) by John Melka on 2007 Jan 10. All images/drawings can be found in the ALPO Comet Section Image Gallery.

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