Online Sky Maps and Ephemeris for Solar System Objects

Bright and Interesting Comets

Our system is currently tracking 67 comets and we are adding new ones when interesting discoveries are announced. Click on the thumbnails below to view more detailed information about each comet, including real time finder charts, ephemeris, orbital elements and predicted light curves.

Objects are listed in order of decreasing brightness.

Legend: = current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

 View objects above the horizon only

Comet C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)

Magnitude 7.0 in Cassiopeia   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2013 A1 (Siding Spring)

Magnitude 12.5 in Hercules   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2012 K1 (PANSTARRS)

Magnitude 13.3 in Cetus   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2013 US10

Magnitude 13.8 in Aquarius   object currently below the horizon

Comet 19P/Borrelly

Magnitude 14.0 in Cetus   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2014 Q1 (PANSTARRS)

Magnitude 14.7 in Aquarius   object currently below the horizon

Comet 290P/Jager

Magnitude 14.8 in Centaurus   object currently below the horizon

Comet 88P/Howell

Magnitude 14.9 in Sagittarius   object currently below the horizon

Comet 29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 1

Magnitude 15.0 in Scorpius   object currently below the horizon

Comet 32P/Comas Sola

Magnitude 15.0 in Leo   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2014 AA52 (Catalina)

Magnitude 15.1 in Phoenix   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2013 V5 (Oukaimeden)

Magnitude 15.5 in Serpens   object currently below the horizon
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