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Browse and discover detailed information about 99 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 42m 04s   Dec: -35° 31’ 50”
Magnitude 10.4 fading in Centaurus   object currently below the horizon

Comet 53P/Van Biesbroeck

53P/Van Biesbroeck
R.A: 21h 09m 38s   Dec: -12° 38’ 12”
Magnitude 13.3 fading in Aquarius   object currently below the horizon

Comet 81P/Wild 2

81P/Wild 2
R.A: 10h 38m 35s   Dec: +10° 14’ 48”
Magnitude 13.3 in Leo   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2014 W2 (PANSTARRS)

C/2014 W2 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 15h 08m 47s   Dec: +43° 33’ 19”
Magnitude 14.3 fading in Bootes   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 1

29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 1
R.A: 19h 30m 33s   Dec: -25° 47’ 49”
Magnitude 14.4 fading in Sagittarius   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2015 TQ209 (LINEAR)

C/2015 TQ209 (LINEAR)
R.A: 07h 58m 10s   Dec: +14° 00’ 55”
Magnitude 14.8 brightening in Cancer   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2013 US10 (CATALINA)

C/2013 US10 (CATALINA)
R.A: 05h 55m 13s   Dec: +48° 12’ 26”
Magnitude 14.8 fading in Auriga   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2015 V2 (Johnson)

C/2015 V2 (Johnson)
R.A: 09h 01m 01s   Dec: +53° 26’ 17”
Magnitude 14.9 brightening in Ursa Major   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2015 T4 (PANSTARRS)

C/2015 T4 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 08h 07m 43s   Dec: -52° 49’ 40”
Magnitude 15.2 fading in Carina   object currently below the horizon

Comet 9P/Tempel 1

9P/Tempel 1
R.A: 13h 21m 03s   Dec: -06° 56’ 20”
Magnitude 15.3 fading in Virgo   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2016 A8 (LINEAR)

C/2016 A8 (LINEAR)
R.A: 01h 08m 10s   Dec: +44° 34’ 32”
Magnitude 15.3 brightening in Andromeda   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 116P/Wild 4

116P/Wild 4
R.A: 15h 26m 49s   Dec: -22° 46’ 41”
Magnitude 15.3 fading in Libra   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2014 S2 (PANSTARRS)

C/2014 S2 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 11h 33m 56s   Dec: +17° 32’ 08”
Magnitude 15.8 fading in Leo   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2014 Y1 (PANSTARRS)

C/2014 Y1 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 16h 08m 53s   Dec: -38° 50’ 26”
Magnitude 16.1 fading in Scorpius   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2015 B2 (PANSTARRS)

C/2015 B2 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 03h 39m 14s   Dec: -40° 48’ 21”
Magnitude 16.1 in Eridanus   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2013 YG46 (Spacewatch)

C/2013 YG46 (Spacewatch)
R.A: 12h 41m 17s   Dec: -02° 23’ 50”
Magnitude 16.3 in Virgo   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 104P/Kowal 2

104P/Kowal 2
R.A: 09h 47m 14s   Dec: +06° 12’ 34”
Magnitude 16.6 fading in Sextans   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 56P/Slaughter-Burnham

Tracker not available
R.A: 03h 18m 38s   Dec: +23° 51’ 26”
Magnitude 16.7 brightening in Aries   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 77P/Longmore

77P/Longmore
R.A: 13h 08m 31s   Dec: -24° 36’ 20”
Magnitude 16.8 fading in Hydra   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2014 A4 (SONEAR)

C/2014 A4 (SONEAR)
R.A: 23h 51m 13s   Dec: +41° 46’ 01”
Magnitude 16.8 in Andromeda   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon
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