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Comet 177P/Barnard, also known as Barnard 2, is a periodic comet with an orbital period of 119 years. It fits the classical definition of a Halley-type comet with (20 years < period < 200 years). The comet, also designated P/2006 M3, discovered by Edward Emerson Barnard on June 24, 1889, and was re-discovered after 116 years.
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Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r     Elong.  Phase   Mag    
2007 09 02 07 08.13 +20 23.7 5.185 4.651 53.1 10.0 25.2
2007 09 07 07 10.96 +20 07.7 5.164 4.697 57.3 10.4 25.3


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Image of the comet here

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The comet is currently at magnitude 8.5 in the constellation Perseus. It was rediscovered since its last observation in 1889. It will be observable at 8-9 mag until September in the Northern Hemisphere.

Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r     Elong.  Phase   Mag    
2006 08 03 15 23.19 -00 16.9 5.321 5.547 97.6 10.4 21.1
2006 08 08 15 20.65 -00 38.9 5.422 5.560 92.5 10.5 21.1
2006 08 13 15 18.50 -01 01.3 5.524 5.573 87.5 10.5 21.2
2006 08 18 15 16.70 -01 24.0 5.626 5.587 82.6 10.4 21.2
2006 08 23 15 15.24 -01 46.9 5.728 5.600 77.7 10.2 21.3
2006 08 28 15 14.10 -02 09.9 5.828 5.614 72.9 9.9 21.3


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177P/2006 M3 (Barnard) = P/1889 M1
The comet 2006 M3 (Barnard) is currently moving through the constellation Hercules up towards Draco.
The re-discovery of the comet, which had not been seen since 1889, was by the LINEAR survey (it was reported as an asteroid, but found to be cometary by other observers), IAUC 8726, on the 26th June, 2006. Luca Buzzi, of the Schiaparelli Observatory, Varese, Italy, was among the first to observe the object (MPEC 2006-m38). 
The comet will be visible in the Northern hemisphere throughout this month.
It is starting to brighten (now at magnitude 8.5) and moving rapidly northwards.

Ephemeris

Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r     Elong.  Phase   Mag
2006 07 14 17 11.52 +00 45.8 0.371 1.319 138.9 30.4 14.1
2006 07 19 17 05.14 +09 02.2 0.366 1.279 129.1 38.0 13.9
2006 07 24 16 59.86 +17 04.8 0.370 1.243 120.0 45.1 13.8
2006 07 29 16 55.86 +24 33.4 0.381 1.209 111.8 51.2 13.7
2006 08 03 16 53.23 +31 17.7 0.397 1.180 104.8 56.3 13.7
2006 08 08 16 51.97 +37 15.8 0.417 1.155 099.0 60.1 13.7
2006 08 13 16 52.07 +42 30.9 0.439 1.135 094.5 62.9 13.8
2006 08 18 16 53.52 +47 08.0 0.462 1.120 091.0 64.6 13.8
2006 08 23 16 56.39 +51 12.9 0.486 1.111 088.5 65.5 13.9
2006 08 28 17 00.82 +54 51.0 0.510 1.107 087.0 65.7 14.0

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