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Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Comet C/2013 X1 (PANSTARRS)

C/2013 X1 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 14h 18m 14s   Dec: -28° 36’ 51”
Magnitude 12.3 fading in Hydra   object currently below the horizon

Comet 53P/Van Biesbroeck

53P/Van Biesbroeck
R.A: 20h 53m 19s   Dec: -15° 52’ 11”
Magnitude 13.6 fading in Capricornus   object currently below the horizon

Comet 81P/Wild 2

81P/Wild 2
R.A: 12h 16m 48s   Dec: +00° 18’ 50”
Magnitude 13.7 fading in Virgo   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2016 A8 (LINEAR)

C/2016 A8 (LINEAR)
R.A: 21h 30m 06s   Dec: +36° 06’ 02”
Magnitude 14.0 brightening in Cygnus   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2015 TQ209 (LINEAR)

C/2015 TQ209 (LINEAR)
R.A: 09h 59m 15s   Dec: +05° 21’ 09”
Magnitude 14.1 in Sextans   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2015 V2 (Johnson)

C/2015 V2 (Johnson)
R.A: 10h 07m 20s   Dec: +50° 53’ 33”
Magnitude 14.3 brightening in Ursa Major   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 1

29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 1
R.A: 19h 16m 48s   Dec: -25° 35’ 44”
Magnitude 14.5 fading in Sagittarius   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2014 W2 (PANSTARRS)

C/2014 W2 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 15h 18m 14s   Dec: +26° 34’ 00”
Magnitude 14.9 fading in Corona   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2013 US10 (CATALINA)

C/2013 US10 (CATALINA)
R.A: 06h 05m 21s   Dec: +50° 56’ 21”
Magnitude 15.1 fading in Auriga   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 9P/Tempel 1

9P/Tempel 1
R.A: 14h 51m 01s   Dec: -19° 15’ 47”
Magnitude 15.6 fading in Libra   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2015 T4 (PANSTARRS)

C/2015 T4 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 11h 07m 52s   Dec: -58° 17’ 20”
Magnitude 15.6 fading in Carina   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2015 B2 (PANSTARRS)

C/2015 B2 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 02h 57m 32s   Dec: -48° 07’ 40”
Magnitude 16.0 in Eridanus   object currently below the horizon

Comet 116P/Wild 4

116P/Wild 4
R.A: 16h 01m 11s   Dec: -24° 10’ 02”
Magnitude 16.2 fading in Scorpius   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2013 YG46 (Spacewatch)

C/2013 YG46 (Spacewatch)
R.A: 13h 31m 42s   Dec: -09° 07’ 23”
Magnitude 16.2 in Virgo   object currently below the horizon

Comet 56P/Slaughter-Burnham

Tracker not available
R.A: 04h 10m 37s   Dec: +28° 33’ 02”
Magnitude 16.4 in Taurus   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2014 S2 (PANSTARRS)

C/2014 S2 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 12h 02m 16s   Dec: +08° 55’ 48”
Magnitude 16.7 fading in Virgo   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2015 O1 (PANSTARRS)

C/2015 O1 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 18h 50m 24s   Dec: -09° 35’ 14”
Magnitude 16.7 in Scutum   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2014 A4 (SONEAR)

C/2014 A4 (SONEAR)
R.A: 22h 55m 57s   Dec: +44° 28’ 07”
Magnitude 16.8 in Lacerta   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2016 N4 (MASTER)

C/2016 N4 (MASTER)
R.A: 00h 04m 33s   Dec: -17° 57’ 50”
Magnitude 16.9 brightening in Cetus   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2014 Y1 (PANSTARRS)

C/2014 Y1 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 16h 35m 56s   Dec: -37° 44’ 49”
Magnitude 16.9 fading in Scorpius   object currently below the horizon
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