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ALPO Comet Section

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Observable Bright Comets

 Valid for 2015 Aug 15                   Current Stats                Closest to Sun     Closest to Earth
Comet Name                  Mag Constellation Elong    r   delta       Date       q        Date     delta
C/2013 US10 (Catalina)       7    Pavo         116E   1.79  1.09    2015-Nov-15  0.82   2015-Aug-14  1.09
C/2014 Q1 (PANSTARRS)        9    Centaurus     52E   1.50  1.90    2015-Jul-06  0.31   2015-Jul-19  1.18
C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)         10    Bootes        77E   2.97  3.02    2015-Jan-30  1.30   2015-Jan-08  0.48
C/2015 F4 (Jacques)         10    Lyra         118E   1.65  0.91    2015-Aug-10  1.64   2015-Jul-15  0.75
22P/Kopff                   11    Virgo         67M   1.71  1.83    2015-Oct-25  1.56   2015-Apr-27  1.39
88P/Howell                  12    Aries        131M   2.15  1.35    2015-Apr-06  1.36   2015-Oct-12  1.34
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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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