Online Sky Maps and Ephemeris for Solar System Objects

Bright and Interesting Comets

Our system is currently tracking 74 comets and we are adding new ones when interesting discoveries are announced. Click on the thumbnails below to view more detailed information about each comet, including real time finder charts, ephemeris, orbital elements and predicted light curves.

Objects are listed in order of decreasing brightness.

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

Comet C/2015 G2 (MASTER)

Magnitude 10.0 in Aquarius   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)

Magnitude 10.2 in Cassiopeia   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2014 Q1 (PANSTARRS)

Magnitude 12.4 in Pisces   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2013 US10

Magnitude 12.5 in Aquarius   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 19P/Borrelly

Magnitude 12.8 in Cetus   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2013 A1 (Siding Spring)

Magnitude 13.3 in Draco   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2012 K1 (PANSTARRS)

Magnitude 14.1 in Cetus   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 88P/Howell

Magnitude 14.6 in Aquarius   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 1

Magnitude 14.6 in Scorpius   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2015 F5 (SWAN-Xingming)

Magnitude 14.9 in Auriga   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 290P/Jager

Magnitude 15.0 in Centaurus   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2014 AA52 (Catalina)

Magnitude 15.4 in Sculptor   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon
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