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ALPO Comet Section

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Important Links

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Observable Bright Comets

 Valid for 2017 July 1                 Current Stats                Closest to Sun     Closest to Earth
Comet Name                  Mag Constellation Elong    r   delta       Date       q        Date     delta
C/2015 V2 (Johnson)          8  Virgo          115E   1.66  0.95    2017-Jun-12  1.64   2017-Jun-05  0.81
C/2015 ER61 (PANSTARRS)      9  Pisces          59M   1.35  1.56    2017-May-09  1.04   2017-Apr-19  1.18
71P/Clark                   10  Scorpius       149E   1.59  0.63    2017-Jun-30  1.59   2017-Jun-11  0.59
41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak 11  Serpens        159E   1.47  0.47    2017-Apr-12  1.05   2017-Mar-27  0.14
217P/LINEAR                 12  Cetus           58M   1.25  1.44    2017-Jul-16  1.24   2017-Jul-17  1.43
29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 1  12  Capricornus    137E   5.83  5.05    2019-Mar-07  5.77   2017-Aug-11  4.81
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Latest Bright Comet Pictures

Comet C/2015 V2 (Johnson) as imaged by Chris Schur on June 15, 2017.

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Coordinator
Carl W. Hergenrother
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Gary W. Kronk
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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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