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Browse and discover detailed information about 104 of the most interesting comets. Comets are listed in order of decreasing brightness.

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Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Comet C/2013 X1 (PANSTARRS)

C/2013 X1 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 14h 29m 15s   Dec: -27° 59’ 34”
Magnitude 13.4 fading in Hydra   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2015 V2 (Johnson)

C/2015 V2 (Johnson)
R.A: 11h 13m 52s   Dec: +48° 25’ 02”
Magnitude 13.7 brightening in Ursa Major   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 81P/Wild 2

81P/Wild 2
R.A: 13h 45m 50s   Dec: -08° 40’ 05”
Magnitude 14.2 fading in Virgo   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 53P/Van Biesbroeck

53P/Van Biesbroeck
R.A: 20h 55m 25s   Dec: -17° 23’ 54”
Magnitude 14.3 fading in Capricornus   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2015 TQ209 (LINEAR)

C/2015 TQ209 (LINEAR)
R.A: 11h 47m 44s   Dec: -04° 30’ 57”
Magnitude 14.3 fading in Virgo   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 1

29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 1
R.A: 19h 16m 06s   Dec: -24° 57’ 30”
Magnitude 14.7 fading in Sagittarius   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2016 A8 (LINEAR)

C/2016 A8 (LINEAR)
R.A: 19h 07m 11s   Dec: -00° 07’ 26”
Magnitude 14.9 fading in Aquila   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2016 R3 (Borisov)

C/2016 R3 (Borisov)
R.A: 12h 17m 17s   Dec: +17° 21’ 16”
Magnitude 15.1 brightening in Coma   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2013 US10 (CATALINA)

C/2013 US10 (CATALINA)
R.A: 05h 50m 11s   Dec: +54° 28’ 44”
Magnitude 15.4 fading in Auriga   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2014 W2 (PANSTARRS)

C/2014 W2 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 15h 40m 58s   Dec: +14° 39’ 44”
Magnitude 15.7 fading in Serpens   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2013 YG46 (Spacewatch)

C/2013 YG46 (Spacewatch)
R.A: 14h 33m 25s   Dec: -15° 52’ 29”
Magnitude 16.0 brightening in Libra   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 9P/Tempel 1

9P/Tempel 1
R.A: 16h 30m 51s   Dec: -27° 14’ 41”
Magnitude 16.2 fading in Scorpius   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2015 B2 (PANSTARRS)

C/2015 B2 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 01h 25m 41s   Dec: -52° 08’ 40”
Magnitude 16.2 fading in Phoenix   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2015 T4 (PANSTARRS)

C/2015 T4 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 13h 34m 54s   Dec: -55° 37’ 58”
Magnitude 16.4 fading in Centaurus   object currently below the horizon

Comet 226P/Pigott-LINEAR-Kowalski

226P/Pigott-LINEAR-Kowalski
R.A: 05h 28m 44s   Dec: +17° 21’ 15”
Magnitude 16.5 brightening in Taurus   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2016 N4 (MASTER)

C/2016 N4 (MASTER)
R.A: 23h 29m 35s   Dec: -16° 51’ 43”
Magnitude 16.6 brightening in Aquarius   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2015 O1 (PANSTARRS)

C/2015 O1 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 18h 33m 49s   Dec: -09° 02’ 05”
Magnitude 16.7 in Scutum   object currently below the horizon

Comet 116P/Wild 4

116P/Wild 4
R.A: 16h 47m 41s   Dec: -25° 34’ 24”
Magnitude 16.9 fading in Scorpius   object currently below the horizon

Comet 92P/Sanguin

Tracker not available
R.A: 22h 54m 03s   Dec: -13° 12’ 45”
Magnitude 17.0 in Aquarius   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2014 A4 (SONEAR)

C/2014 A4 (SONEAR)
R.A: 22h 00m 14s   Dec: +42° 06’ 15”
Magnitude 17.1 fading in Lacerta   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon
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