Sixteen Bright Comets

Comet Hyakutake and Comet Hale-Bopp through Great Comet McNaught and Outbursting Comet Holmes

1995-2007

(This is by far a record number of naked-eye visible comets for a 12-year span. This particular span is marked by Jupiter’s 12 year cycle through the 12 constellations of the zodiac beginning in the Golden Gate of Heaven on the winter solstice of 1995 unto the same location in 2007.)

Listed in order of month and year of brightest magnitude along with signs, decans and asterisms during their naked eye visibility

Hyakutake: 3/1996, mg 0, Libra, Bootes, Draco, Perseus, Taurus-Aries *

http://aerith.net/comet/catalog/1996B2/1996B2.html

Hale-Bopp: 4/1997, mg –1, Ophiuchus, Aquila, Andromeda, Perseus, Taurus, Orion, Argo *

http://aerith.net/comet/catalog/1995O1/1995O1.html

SOHO 1998 J1: 5/1998, mg 1, Aquarius, Pisces, Aries, Taurus, Orion, Canis Major, Argo

http://aerith.net/comet/catalog/1998J1/1998J1.html

LINEAR C/2001 A2: 6/2001, mg 4, Lepus, Eridanus, Cetus, Pisces, Pegasus

http://aerith.net/comet/catalog/2001A2/2001A2.html

LINEAR C/2000 WM 1: 1/2002 , mg 2, Sagittarius, Aquila, Hercules

http://aerith.net/comet/catalog/2000WM1/2000WM1.html

IKEYA-ZHANG: 3/2002, mg 3, Pisces, Andromeda, Cassiopeia, Draco-head, Hercules-foot

http://aerith.net/comet/catalog/0153P/2002C1.html

UTSUNOMIYA: 4/2002, mg 4, Pegasus, Andromeda, Pisces, Triangulum, Taurus

http://aerith.net/comet/catalog/2002F1/2002F1.html

NEAT C/2002 V1: 2/2003, mg 1, Pisces, Aquarius

http://aerith.net/comet/catalog/2002V1/2002V1.html

BRADFIELD: 4/2004, mg 2, Pisces, Andromeda

http://aerith.net/comet/catalog/2004F4/2004F4.html

LINEAR C/2002 T7: 4/2004, mg 3, Pisces, Cetus, Eridanus, Lepus, Canis Major

http://aerith.net/comet/catalog/2002T7/2002T7.html

NEAT C/2001 Q4: 5/2004, mg 3, Canis Major, Cancer, Ursa Major

http://aerith.net/comet/catalog/2001Q4/2001Q4.html

MACHHOLZ C/2004 Q2: 1/2005 mg 3.5, Eridanus, Taurus, Perseus

http://aerith.net/comet/catalog/2004Q2/2004Q2.html

SWAN C/2006 M4: 10/2006 mg 4.5 (outburst), Cornea Borealis

http://aerith.net/comet/catalog/2006M4/2006M4.html

McNAUGHT C/2006 P1: 1/2007 mg –5.5 (Great Comet), Aquila/Ophiuchus, Sagittarius

http://aerith.net/comet/catalog/2006P1/2006P1.html

http://cometography.com/lcomets/2006p1.html

96/P MANCHHOLZ: 4/2007, mg 3, Pisces, Pegasus

http://aerith.net/comet/catalog/0096P/2007.html

HOLMES: 10/2007, mg 2, Perseus, Auriga, Gemini

http://aerith.net/comet/catalog/0017P/2007.html

*The paths of Comet Hyakutake and Comet Hale-Bopp both crossed one year apart on the same dates of April 11, 96 & 97, respectively, within Perseus exactly in the decapitated head named “Rosh Satan, Agol, Cuput Meduse, or the head of Satan” Then Comet Holmes, which ended this 12 year series, went into outburst in Perseus moving from obscurity at 16 mg to naked eye brightness at 2 mg in one day.

 

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