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Current Comets

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Our catalog of comets counts right now 93 objects. The catalog includes all the comets that are bright enough to be visible to the naked eye or with the help of binoculars and telescopes. We also track many interesting comets that right now are very faint, but which will become brighter in the future, as they approach their perihelion. One of these comets is the famous Halley's Comet which will become visible again in the year 2061.

Click on the thumbnails below to view additional information about each comet like: physical data, real time finder charts, ephemeris, orbital elements and predicted light curves. As usual with comets, please keep in mind that their brightness is very difficult to predict because these objects have a very dynamic surface behavior; for this reason the magnitude indicated here, computed through mathematical models, is just an approximation and could be quite different from the real value.

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

Objects are listed in order of decreasing brightness.

Comet C/2013 X1 (PANSTARRS)

C/2013 X1 (PANSTARRS)
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Magnitude 10.0 brightening in Pisces   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2013 US10 (CATALINA)

C/2013 US10 (CATALINA)
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Magnitude 13.3 fading in Auriga   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 104P/Kowal 2

104P/Kowal 2
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Magnitude 13.5 fading in Taurus   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2014 S2 (PANSTARRS)

C/2014 S2 (PANSTARRS)
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Magnitude 13.6 fading in Ursa Major   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 81P/Wild 2

81P/Wild 2
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Magnitude 13.7 brightening in Gemini   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2014 W2 (PANSTARRS)

C/2014 W2 (PANSTARRS)
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Magnitude 13.7 in Draco   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 53P/Van Biesbroeck

53P/Van Biesbroeck
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Magnitude 13.8 brightening in Aquarius   object currently below the horizon

Comet 116P/Wild 4

116P/Wild 4
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Magnitude 13.8 fading in Scorpius   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2014 Y1 (PANSTARRS)

C/2014 Y1 (PANSTARRS)
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Magnitude 14.6 in Scorpius   object currently below the horizon

Comet 29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 1

29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 1
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Magnitude 14.6 brightening in Sagittarius   object currently below the horizon

Comet 9P/Tempel 1

9P/Tempel 1
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Magnitude 15.1 brightening in Leo   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 77P/Longmore

77P/Longmore
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Magnitude 15.7 fading in Corvus   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2015 V2 (Johnson)

C/2015 V2 (Johnson)
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Magnitude 15.7 brightening in Lynx   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2015 T4 (PANSTARRS)

C/2015 T4 (PANSTARRS)
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Magnitude 15.8 brightening in Eridanus   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2015 B2 (PANSTARRS)

C/2015 B2 (PANSTARRS)
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Magnitude 16.4 in Fornax   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2013 YG46 (Spacewatch)

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Magnitude 16.4 in Virgo   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2015 TQ209 (LINEAR)

C/2015 TQ209 (LINEAR)
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Magnitude 16.4 brightening in Taurus   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2014 A4 (SONEAR)

C/2014 A4 (SONEAR)
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Magnitude 17.0 fading in Andromeda   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2010 S1 (LINEAR)

C/2010 S1 (LINEAR)
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Magnitude 17.2 in Sagittarius   object currently below the horizon

333P/LINEAR

333P/LINEAR
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Magnitude 17.3 fading in Perseus   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon
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