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ALPO Comet Section

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Important Links

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ALPO Comet Section Image Gallery
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ALPO Comet Section Magnitude Database for Currently Visible Comets
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Bright Comets

Valid for 2014 March 1                 Current Stats                Closest to Sun     Closest to Earth
Comet Name                  Mag Constellation Elong    r   delta       Date       q        Date     delta
C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)          5    Cassiopeia    71E   1.37  1.31    2015-Jan-30  1.30   2015-Jan-08  0.48
C/2015 D1 (SOHO)             8?   Pegasus       44E   0.75  0.99    2015-Feb-19  0.03   2015-Feb-28  0.84
88P/Howell                  10    Sagittarius   45M   1.42  1.93    2015-Apr-06  1.36   2015-Oct-12  1.34
15P/Finlay                  11    Aries         53E   1.33  1.66    2014-Jul-02  0.66   2014-Aug-29  0.56
C/2013 A1 (Siding Spring)   12    Hercules      77M   2.24  2.24    2014-Oct-25  1.40   2014-Sep-05  0.89
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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, IL  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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