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Important Links

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Bright Comets

Valid for 2014 October 20             Current Stats                Closest to Sun    Closest to Earth
Comet Name                  Mag Constellation Elong    r   delta       Date       q        Date     delta
C/2012 K1 (PANSTARRS)        7    Puppis        85M   1.36  1.02    2014-Aug-27  1.05   2014-Nov-01  0.95
C/2014 Q3 (Borisov)         10    Camelopardalis99M   1.69  1.21    2014-Nov-19  1.65   2014-Nov-03  1.15
C/2013 V5 (Oukaimeden)      10    Libra         28E   0.77  1.49    2014-Sep-27  0.64   2014-Sep-16  0.48
C/2013 A1 (Siding Spring)   11    Ophiuchus     58E   1.40  1.63    2014-Oct-25  1.40   2014-Sep-05  0.89
C/2014 E2 (Jacques)         12    Aquila        84E   2.05  1.91    2014-Jul-02  0.66   2014-Aug-29  0.56
C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)         12    Puppis        78M   1.96  1.89    2015-Jan-30  1.30   2015-Jan-08  0.48
 C/2012 X1 (LINEAR)          13    Indus        101E   3.36  3.02    2014-Feb-21  1.60   2014-Jun-27  1.55 

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Latest Bright Comet Pictures

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Coordinator
Carl W. Hergenrother
Lunar and Planetary Laboratory
Tucson, AZ 85721
chergen (at) lpl.arizona.edu

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Assistant Coordinator
Gary W. Kronk
132 Jessica Drive
St. Jacob, ILĀ  62281-1246
kronk (at) cometography.com

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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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