Comet Section        

 
 

ALPO Comet Section

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Important Links

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NEW: Cloudy Nights ALPO Comet Highlights and Discussion for September 2019

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Submit Comet Images and Drawings to the ALPO Comet Section Archive
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ALPO Comet Section Image Gallery (4900+ images of 500+ comets)
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ALPO Comet Section Magnitude Database
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for Past Comets (1995-1999)
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for Past Periodic Comets
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Observable Bright Comets

 Valid for 2019 Sep 1                 Current Stats                Closest to Sun     Closest to Earth
Comet Name                 Mag  Constellation  Elong    r   delta       Date       q        Date     delta
C/2018 W2 (Africano)         9  Perseus          94M   1.46  0.97    2019-Sep-05  1.45   2019-Sep-27  0.49
C/2018 N2 (ASASSN)          12  Aries           114M   3.20  2.65    2019-Nov-11  3.12   2019-Oct-19  2.21
C/2019 A9 (PANSTARRS)       12  Vela             51M   1.52  1.92    2019-Jul-26  1.43   2019-Sep-03  1.92
260P/McNaught               12  Aries            85M   1.42  0.63    2019-Sep-09  1.42   2019-Oct-03  0.56

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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
gkronk (at) gmail.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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