Comet Section        

 
 

ALPO Comet Section

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Important Links

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NEW: Comet Highlights for January 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 (2310 images of 215 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 Jan 15                 Current Stats                Closest to Sun     Closest to Earth
Comet Name                  Mag Constellation Elong    r   delta       Date       q        Date     delta
45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova  6  Capricornus     21E   0.62  0.41    2016-Dec-31  0.53   2017-Feb-11  0.08
C/2016 U1 (NEOWISE)          6  Sagittarius     13M   0.32  1.18    2017-Jan-14  0.32   2016-Dec-12  0.71
2P/Encke                    11  Pisces          57E   1.18  1.38    2017-Mar-10  0.34   2017-Mar-10  0.66
C/2015 V2 (Johnson)         11  Bootes          92M   2.51  2.27    2017-Jun-12  1.64   2017-Jun-05  0.81
C/2015 ER61 (PANSTARRS)     11  Libra           57M   2.06  2.42    2017-May-09  1.04   2017-Apr-19  1.18
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Latest Bright Comet Pictures

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Coordinator
Carl W. Hergenrother
carl.hergenrother (at) alpo-astronomy.org

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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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