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Observable Bright Comets

 Valid for 2015 Jul 15                   Current Stats                Closest to Sun     Closest to Earth
Comet Name                  Mag Constellation Elong    r   delta       Date       q        Date     delta
C/2014 Q1 (PANSTARRS)        5    Cancer        19E   0.40  1.19    2015-Jul-06  0.31   2015-Jul-19  1.18
C/2015 G2 (MASTER)           6    Cancer        14E   1.24  2.20    2015-May-23  0.78   2015-May-13  0.47
C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)          9    Ursa Minor    78M   2.63  2.65    2015-Jan-30  1.30   2015-Jan-08  0.48
88P/Howell                  10    Cetus         78M   1.72  1.61    2015-Apr-06  1.36   2015-Oct-12  1.34
C/2013 US10 (Catalina)      11    Phoenix      124M   2.20  1.46    2015-Nov-15  0.82   2015-Aug-14  1.09
C/2015 F4 (Jacques)         11    Aquila       143E   1.68  0.75    2015-Aug-10  1.64   2015-Jul-15  0.75
22P/Kopff                   11    Virgo         82M   1.86  1.70    2015-Oct-25  1.56   2015-Apr-27  1.39
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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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