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Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Comet C/2013 X1 (PANSTARRS)

C/2013 X1 (PANSTARRS)
C/2013 X1 (PANSTARRS) is brighter than mag 10
R.A: 17h 13m 11s   Dec: -48° 35’ 42”
Magnitude 8.4 fading in Ara   object currently below the horizon

Comet 53P/Van Biesbroeck

53P/Van Biesbroeck
R.A: 21h 16m 01s   Dec: -11° 11’ 18”
Magnitude 13.3 in Aquarius   object currently below the horizon

Comet 81P/Wild 2

81P/Wild 2
R.A: 09h 34m 50s   Dec: +15° 37’ 24”
Magnitude 13.3 in Leo   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2014 W2 (PANSTARRS)

C/2014 W2 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 15h 21m 51s   Dec: +55° 37’ 11”
Magnitude 14.0 fading in Draco   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 1

29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 1
R.A: 19h 42m 05s   Dec: -25° 39’ 02”
Magnitude 14.4 brightening in Sagittarius   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2013 US10 (CATALINA)

C/2013 US10 (CATALINA)
R.A: 05h 40m 46s   Dec: +47° 10’ 32”
Magnitude 14.5 fading in Auriga   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 116P/Wild 4

116P/Wild 4
R.A: 15h 18m 09s   Dec: -22° 28’ 13”
Magnitude 14.7 fading in Libra   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2015 T4 (PANSTARRS)

C/2015 T4 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 06h 40m 37s   Dec: -45° 51’ 18”
Magnitude 15.1 brightening in Puppis   object currently below the horizon

Comet 9P/Tempel 1

9P/Tempel 1
R.A: 12h 35m 29s   Dec: +01° 25’ 13”
Magnitude 15.1 fading in Virgo   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2015 V2 (Johnson)

C/2015 V2 (Johnson)
R.A: 08h 22m 19s   Dec: +54° 57’ 28”
Magnitude 15.2 brightening in Lynx   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2014 S2 (PANSTARRS)

C/2014 S2 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 11h 17m 28s   Dec: +24° 11’ 13”
Magnitude 15.2 fading in Leo   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2015 TQ209 (LINEAR)

C/2015 TQ209 (LINEAR)
R.A: 06h 44m 42s   Dec: +17° 03’ 38”
Magnitude 15.2 brightening in Gemini   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2014 Y1 (PANSTARRS)

C/2014 Y1 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 16h 05m 00s   Dec: -39° 43’ 11”
Magnitude 15.5 fading in Lupus   object currently below the horizon

Comet 104P/Kowal 2

104P/Kowal 2
R.A: 08h 47m 17s   Dec: +10° 39’ 52”
Magnitude 15.7 fading in Cancer   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2015 B2 (PANSTARRS)

C/2015 B2 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 03h 44m 52s   Dec: -37° 52’ 21”
Magnitude 16.1 brightening in Eridanus   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2016 A8 (LINEAR)

C/2016 A8 (LINEAR)
R.A: 01h 48m 17s   Dec: +40° 43’ 13”
Magnitude 16.2 brightening in Andromeda   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2013 YG46 (Spacewatch)

C/2013 YG46 (Spacewatch)
R.A: 12h 19m 29s   Dec: +01° 05’ 04”
Magnitude 16.4 in Virgo   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 77P/Longmore

77P/Longmore
R.A: 12h 44m 32s   Dec: -21° 18’ 28”
Magnitude 16.4 fading in Corvus   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 56P/Slaughter-Burnham

Tracker not available
R.A: 02h 40m 44s   Dec: +20° 11’ 21”
Magnitude 16.9 brightening in Aries   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2015 O1 (PANSTARRS)

C/2015 O1 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 19h 44m 54s   Dec: -11° 06’ 07”
Magnitude 16.9 brightening in Aquila   object currently below the horizon
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