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ALPO Comet Section

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Important Links

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NEW: Comet Highlights for April 2015
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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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ALPO Comet Section Magnitude Database for Past Comets
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Observable Bright Comets

Valid for 2015 April 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    Cassiopeia    61M   1.70  1.94    2015-Jan-30  1.30   2015-Jan-08  0.48
C/2015 G2 (MASTER)           8    Aquarius      56M   1.07  1.24    2015-May-23  0.78   2015-May-13  0.47
88P/Howell                   9    Aquarius      51M   1.36  1.76    2015-Apr-06  1.36   2015-Oct-12  1.34
C/2015 F5 (SWAN-Xingming)    9    Andromeda     33E   0.59  0.60    2015-Mar-28  0.35   2015-Apr-14  0.60
C/2015 F3 (SWAN)            11    Cepheus       61M   1.07  1.11    2015-Mar-09  0.83   2015-Mar-10  0.83
C/2013 US10 (PANSTARRS)     12    Aquarius      44M   3.32  3.96    2014-Oct-25  1.40   2014-Sep-05  0.89
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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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