Comet Section        

 
 

ALPO Comet Section

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Important Links

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NEW: Comet Highlights for May 2018
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Submit Visual Comet Magnitude Estimates
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Submit Comet Images and Drawings to the ALPO Image Archive
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ALPO Comet Section Image Gallery (3100+ images of 380+ comets)
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ALPO Comet Section Magnitude Database
for Currently Observable Comets
for Past Comets (post-2000)
for Past Comets (1995-1999)
for Past Comets (pre-1995)
for Past Periodic Comets
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Observable Bright Comets

 Valid for 2018 May 1                  Current Stats                Closest to Sun     Closest to Earth
Comet Name                 Mag  Constellation Elong    r   delta       Date       q        Date     delta
C/2016 M1 (PANSTARRS)       10  Aquila         104M   2.49  2.04    2018-May-09  2.60   2017-Dec-22  2.05
C/2016 R2 (PANSTARRS)       11  Auriga          44E   2.60  3.21    2018-May-09  2.60   2017-Dec-22  2.05
66P/du Toit                 11  Grus            86M   1.31  0.91    2017-Nov-16  1.38   2018-Mar-16  1.02
C/2016 N6 (PANSTARRS)       12  Lynx            71E   2.79  2.94    2018-Jul-18  2.67   2018-Mar-12  2.60
C/2015 O1 (PANSTARRS)       12  Ursa Major     107E   3.78  3.35    2018-Feb-19  3.73   2018-Apr-05  3.23
37P/Forbes                  13  Capricornus     79M   1.61  1.45    2018-May-04  1.61   2018-Aug-18  0.97
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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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