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ALPO Comet Section

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Important Links

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Observable Bright Comets

 Valid for 2015 May 15                   Current Stats                Closest to Sun     Closest to Earth
Comet Name                  Mag Constellation Elong    r   delta       Date       q        Date     delta
C/2015 G2 (MASTER)           6    Eridanus      51M   0.80  0.48    2015-May-23  0.78   2015-May-13  0.47
C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)          7    Cepheus       65M   1.99  2.19    2015-Jan-30  1.30   2015-Jan-08  0.48
88P/Howell                  10    Pisces        56M   1.42  1.72    2015-Apr-06  1.36   2015-Oct-12  1.34
C/2015 C2 (SWAN)            11    Cassiopeia    41M   1.50  2.11    2015-Mar-04  0.71   2015-Feb-11  1.25
C/2013 US10 (Catalina)      11    Aquarius      69M   2.96  3.18    2015-Nov-15  0.82   2015-Aug-14  1.09
C/2014 Q1 (PANSTARRS)       12    Pisces        26M   1.30  2.13    2015-Jul-06  0.31   2015-Jul-19  1.18
C/2015 F5 (SWAN-Xingming)   12    Auriga        55E   1.19  1.43    2015-Mar-28  0.35   2015-Apr-14  0.60
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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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