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ALPO Comet Section

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Important Links

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NEW: Comet Highlights for December and the Rest of 2014
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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
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ALPO Comet Section Magnitude DatabaseĀ for Currently Visible Comets
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NEW: ALPO Comet Section Magnitude Database for Past Comets
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Bright Comets

Valid for 2014 December 15             Current Stats                Closest to Sun    Closest to Earth
Comet Name                  Mag Constellation Elong    r   delta       Date       q        Date     delta
C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)          6    Puppis       113M   1.46  0.75    2015-Jan-30  1.30   2015-Jan-08  0.48
15P/Finlay                   8    Capricornus   41E   0.99  1.48    2014-Jul-02  0.66   2014-Aug-29  0.56
C/2012 K1 (PANSTARRS)        9    Phoenix       85E   1.99  1.82    2014-Aug-27  1.05   2014-Nov-01  0.95
C/2014 Q3 (Borisov)         11    Draco         79E   1.68  1.15    2014-Nov-19  1.65   2014-Nov-03  1.15
C/2014 R1 (Borisov)         11    Virgo         48M   1.39  1.83    2014-Nov-19  1.35   2014-Dec-03  1.83
C/2013 US10 (Catalina       13    Piscis Austri 66E   4.63  4.94    2015-Nov-15  0.82   2016-Jan-17  0.72
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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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