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ALPO Comet Section

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Important Links

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NEW: Comet Highlights for February 2016
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Submit Comet Images and Drawings to the ALPO Image Archive
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ALPO Comet Section Image Gallery
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ALPO Comet Section Magnitude DatabaseĀ for Currently Visible Comets
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ALPO Comet Section Magnitude Database for Past Comets
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Observable Bright Comets

 Valid for 2016 Feb 1                   Current Stats                Closest to Sun     Closest to Earth
Comet Name                  Mag Constellation Elong    r   delta       Date       q        Date     delta
C/2013 US10 (Catalina)       7    Camelopardal 116E   1.59  0.89    2015-Nov-15  0.82   2016-Jan-17  0.73
C/2013 X1 (PANSTARRS)        8    Pegasus       50E   1.75  2.22    2016-Apr-20  1.31   2016-Jun-22  0.64
C/2014 S2 (PANSTARRS)        9    Draco         96M   2.19  1.86    2015-Dec-09  2.10   2016-Feb-27  1.83
10P/Tempel 2                10    Aquarius      34E   1.64  2.36    2015-Nov-14  1.42   2015-May-24  1.32
81P/Wild 2                  12    Taurus       125E   2.25  1.54    2015-Nov-14  1.42   2015-May-24  1.32
C/2014 W2 (PANSTARRS)       12    Draco         84E   2.70  2.63    2016-Mar-10  2.67   2015-Dec-08  2.43
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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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