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ALPO Comet Section

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Important Links

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NEW: Comet Highlights for July 2018
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NEW: Cloudy Nights ALPO Comet Discussion for July 2018

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ALPO Comet Section Image Gallery (3400+ images of 400+ comets)
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ALPO Comet Section Magnitude Database
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Observable Bright Comets

 Valid for 2018 Jul 15                Current Stats                Closest to Sun     Closest to Earth
Comet Name                 Mag  Constellation Elong    r   delta       Date       q        Date     delta
C/2016 M1 (PANSTARRS)        8  Norma          133E   2.23  1.41    2018-Aug-10  2.21   2018-Jun-24  1.29
C/2017 T3 (ATLAS)            8  Monoceros       32M   0.83  1.47    2018-Jul-19  0.83   2018-Aug-01  1.35
C/2017 S3 (PANSTARRS)        8  Camelopardalis  49M   0.94  1.20    2018-Aug-15  0.21   2018-Aug-06  0.76
C/2018 N1 (NEOWISE)         10  Cetus          113M   1.34  0.55    2018-Aug-01  1.31   2018-Jul-27  0.31
21P/Giacobini-Zinner        10  Cepheus         93M   1.29  0.73    2018-Sep-10  1.01   2018-Sep-10  0.39
66P/du Toit                 11  Cetus          100M   1.49  0.92    2018-May-19  1.29   2018-May-17  0.90
C/2016 R2 (PANSTARRS)       11  Lynx            32E   2.70  3.50    2018-May-09  2.60   2017-Dec-22  2.05
364P/PANSTARRS              11  Canis Major     45M   0.87  0.24    2018-Jun-24  0.80   2018-Jul-18  0.24
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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, IL  62281-1246
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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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