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Browse and discover detailed information about 108 of the most interesting comets. Comets are listed in order of decreasing brightness.

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 = binocular, brighter than 10th magnitude
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Comet 24P/Schaumasse

24P/Schaumasse
24P/Schaumasse is brighter than mag 10
R.A: 12h 40m 20s   Dec: +05° 14’ 44”
Magnitude 9.5 in Virgo   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 62P/Tsuchinshan 1

62P/Tsuchinshan 1
R.A: 11h 31m 14s   Dec: +09° 45’ 14”
Magnitude 11.4 in Leo   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2016 R2 (PANSTARRS)

C/2016 R2 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 05h 11m 25s   Dec: +04° 15’ 47”
Magnitude 13.1 brightening in Orion   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2015 V2 (Johnson)

C/2015 V2 (Johnson)
R.A: 19h 10m 02s   Dec: -57° 02’ 06”
Magnitude 13.4 fading in Pavo   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2017 O1 (ASASSN1)

C/2017 O1 (ASASSN1)
R.A: 03h 57m 56s   Dec: +84° 22’ 08”
Magnitude 13.4 fading in Cepheus   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 96P/Machholz

96P/Machholz
R.A: 16h 38m 36s   Dec: -11° 25’ 44”
Magnitude 13.9 fading in Ophiucus   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2015 ER61 (PANSTARRS)

C/2015 ER61 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 02h 57m 12s   Dec: +17° 25’ 47”
Magnitude 14.4 fading in Aries   object currently below the horizon

Comet P/2010 H2 (Vales)

P/2010 H2 (Vales)
R.A: 14h 24m 56s   Dec: -07° 21’ 18”
Magnitude 14.8 in Virgo   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 1

29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 1
R.A: 21h 13m 48s   Dec: -13° 46’ 06”
Magnitude 14.9 fading in Aquarius   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2017 T1 (Heinze)

C/2017 T1 (Heinze)
R.A: 08h 55m 11s   Dec: -02° 48’ 07”
Magnitude 15.0 brightening in Hydra   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2017 K6 (Jacques)

C/2017 K6 (Jacques)
R.A: 01h 25m 48s   Dec: -67° 39’ 17”
Magnitude 15.2 brightening in Hydrus   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2016 M1 (PANSTARRS)

C/2016 M1 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 17h 41m 57s   Dec: +14° 50’ 40”
Magnitude 15.2 brightening in Hercules   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2016 N4 (MASTER)

C/2016 N4 (MASTER)
R.A: 19h 46m 20s   Dec: +63° 11’ 16”
Magnitude 15.2 fading in Draco   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2015 O1 (PANSTARRS)

C/2015 O1 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 16h 18m 35s   Dec: +19° 22’ 37”
Magnitude 15.3 brightening in Hercules   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2017 K4 (ATLAS)

C/2017 K4 (ATLAS)
R.A: 19h 06m 36s   Dec: -22° 17’ 22”
Magnitude 15.8 in Sagittarius   object currently below the horizon

Comet 65P/Gunn

65P/Gunn
R.A: 18h 15m 50s   Dec: -28° 12’ 59”
Magnitude 16.1 fading in Sagittarius   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2017 S6 (Catalina)

C/2017 S6 (Catalina)
R.A: 01h 14m 48s   Dec: +60° 28’ 07”
Magnitude 16.3 brightening in Cassiopeia   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2016 A1 (PANSTARRS)

C/2016 A1 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 09h 13m 43s   Dec: +26° 09’ 17”
Magnitude 16.6 brightening in Cancer   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2016 T3 (PANSTARRS)

C/2016 T3 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 09h 47m 41s   Dec: -02° 55’ 07”
Magnitude 16.7 in Sextans   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 217P/LINEAR

217P/LINEAR
R.A: 08h 21m 48s   Dec: +10° 28’ 58”
Magnitude 16.7 in Cancer   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon
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