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Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Comet C/2013 X1 (PANSTARRS)

C/2013 X1 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 14h 32m 28s   Dec: -33° 39’ 05”
Magnitude 10.8 fading in Centaurus   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 53P/Van Biesbroeck

53P/Van Biesbroeck
R.A: 21h 07m 07s   Dec: -13° 05’ 59”
Magnitude 13.3 in Aquarius   object currently below the horizon

Comet 81P/Wild 2

81P/Wild 2
R.A: 10h 53m 08s   Dec: +08° 52’ 03”
Magnitude 13.4 fading in Leo   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 1

29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 1
R.A: 19h 27m 59s   Dec: -25° 48’ 11”
Magnitude 14.4 in Sagittarius   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2014 W2 (PANSTARRS)

C/2014 W2 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 15h 08m 31s   Dec: +40° 50’ 41”
Magnitude 14.4 fading in Bootes   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2015 TQ209 (LINEAR)

C/2015 TQ209 (LINEAR)
R.A: 08h 15m 41s   Dec: +13° 01’ 05”
Magnitude 14.7 brightening in Cancer   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2015 V2 (Johnson)

C/2015 V2 (Johnson)
R.A: 09h 10m 20s   Dec: +53° 04’ 42”
Magnitude 14.8 brightening in Ursa Major   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2013 US10 (CATALINA)

C/2013 US10 (CATALINA)
R.A: 05h 57m 50s   Dec: +48° 31’ 13”
Magnitude 14.9 fading in Auriga   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2016 A8 (LINEAR)

C/2016 A8 (LINEAR)
R.A: 00h 50m 27s   Dec: +45° 22’ 34”
Magnitude 15.1 brightening in Andromeda   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2015 T4 (PANSTARRS)

C/2015 T4 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 08h 31m 36s   Dec: -54° 12’ 23”
Magnitude 15.2 fading in Carina   object currently below the horizon

Comet 9P/Tempel 1

9P/Tempel 1
R.A: 13h 32m 52s   Dec: -08° 51’ 31”
Magnitude 15.3 fading in Virgo   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 116P/Wild 4

116P/Wild 4
R.A: 15h 30m 28s   Dec: -22° 55’ 47”
Magnitude 15.4 fading in Libra   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2014 S2 (PANSTARRS)

C/2014 S2 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 11h 37m 57s   Dec: +16° 09’ 18”
Magnitude 16.0 fading in Leo   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2015 B2 (PANSTARRS)

C/2015 B2 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 03h 36m 12s   Dec: -41° 43’ 31”
Magnitude 16.1 brightening in Eridanus   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2014 Y1 (PANSTARRS)

C/2014 Y1 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 16h 11m 26s   Dec: -38° 38’ 47”
Magnitude 16.2 fading in Scorpius   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2013 YG46 (Spacewatch)

C/2013 YG46 (Spacewatch)
R.A: 12h 47m 35s   Dec: -03° 18’ 39”
Magnitude 16.3 in Virgo   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 56P/Slaughter-Burnham

Tracker not available
R.A: 03h 26m 59s   Dec: +24° 37’ 25”
Magnitude 16.6 brightening in Aries   object currently below the horizon

Comet 104P/Kowal 2

104P/Kowal 2
R.A: 09h 59m 46s   Dec: +05° 09’ 32”
Magnitude 16.8 fading in Sextans   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2015 O1 (PANSTARRS)

C/2015 O1 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 19h 17m 11s   Dec: -10° 15’ 00”
Magnitude 16.8 brightening in Aquila   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2014 A4 (SONEAR)

C/2014 A4 (SONEAR)
R.A: 23h 44m 42s   Dec: +42° 26’ 27”
Magnitude 16.8 in Andromeda   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon
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