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Observable Bright Comets

 Valid for 2015 Jun 1                    Current Stats                Closest to Sun     Closest to Earth
Comet Name                  Mag Constellation Elong    r   delta       Date       q        Date     delta
C/2015 G2 (MASTER)           6    Monoceros     48M   0.80  0.93    2015-May-23  0.78   2015-May-13  0.47
C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)          8    Ursa Minor    69M   2.17  2.30    2015-Jan-30  1.30   2015-Jan-08  0.48
C/2014 Q1 (PANSTARRS)       10    Aries         27M   0.97  1.76    2015-Jul-06  0.31   2015-Jul-19  1.18
88P/Howell                  10    Cetus         60M   1.49  1.70    2015-Apr-06  1.36   2015-Oct-12  1.34
C/2013 US10 (Catalina)      11    Sculptor      83M   2.76  2.68    2015-Nov-15  0.82   2015-Aug-14  1.09
C/2015 F2 (Polonia)         12    Pegasus       93M   1.30  0.76    2015-Apr-28  1.21   2015-May-08  0.73
C/2015 C2 (SWAN)            12    Cassiopeia    50M   1.75  2.19    2015-Mar-04  0.71   2015-Feb-11  1.25
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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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