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Browse and discover detailed information about 111 of the most interesting comets. Comets are listed in order of decreasing brightness.

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Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Comet C/2015 V2 (Johnson)

C/2015 V2 (Johnson)
C/2015 V2 (Johnson) is brighter than mag 10
R.A: 16h 08m 19s   Dec: +45° 54’ 30”
Magnitude 7.9 brightening in Hercules   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak

41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak
41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak is brighter than mag 10
R.A: 17h 48m 35s   Dec: +47° 18’ 49”
Magnitude 9.1 fading in Hercules   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2015 ER61 (PANSTARRS)

C/2015 ER61 (PANSTARRS)
C/2015 ER61 (PANSTARRS) is brighter than mag 10
R.A: 22h 20m 35s   Dec: -05° 46’ 58”
Magnitude 9.5 brightening in Aquarius   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet Encke (2P/Encke)

Encke's Comet
R.A: 22h 44m 26s   Dec: -17° 34’ 44”
Magnitude 12.8 fading in Aquarius   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2017 E4 (Lovejoy)

C/2017 E4 (Lovejoy)
R.A: 01h 15m 17s   Dec: +36° 46’ 36”
Magnitude 13.5 fading in Andromeda   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 1

29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 1
R.A: 21h 31m 44s   Dec: -14° 52’ 41”
Magnitude 14.8 brightening in Capricornus   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2016 N4 (MASTER)

C/2016 N4 (MASTER)
R.A: 00h 03m 09s   Dec: +18° 58’ 01”
Magnitude 15.4 brightening in Pegasus   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2013 X1 (PANSTARRS)

C/2013 X1 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 13h 14m 43s   Dec: -30° 30’ 25”
Magnitude 15.5 fading in Centaurus   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2013 YG46 (Spacewatch)

C/2013 YG46 (Spacewatch)
R.A: 23h 38m 04s   Dec: -08° 40’ 54”
Magnitude 15.5 in Aquarius   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2015 O1 (PANSTARRS)

C/2015 O1 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 19h 01m 33s   Dec: +10° 06’ 07”
Magnitude 15.5 brightening in Aquila   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2017 E1 (Borisov)

C/2017 E1 (Borisov)
R.A: 23h 46m 12s   Dec: -00° 26’ 13”
Magnitude 15.8 fading in Pisces   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 104P/Kowal 2

104P/Kowal 2
R.A: 02h 27m 38s   Dec: +13° 56’ 36”
Magnitude 16.5 in Aries   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2016 M1 (PANSTARRS)

C/2016 M1 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 19h 10m 14s   Dec: +51° 09’ 16”
Magnitude 16.8 brightening in Cygnus   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2016 A1 (PANSTARRS)

C/2016 A1 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 08h 16m 18s   Dec: +07° 53’ 38”
Magnitude 16.8 in Cancer   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2016 S1 (PANSTARRS)

C/2016 S1 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 03h 54m 25s   Dec: -65° 27’ 50”
Magnitude 17.0 in Reticulum   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2014 W2 (PANSTARRS)

C/2014 W2 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 17h 07m 54s   Dec: -09° 44’ 29”
Magnitude 17.1 in Ophiucus   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2016 T3 (PANSTARRS)

C/2016 T3 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 03h 40m 53s   Dec: +27° 16’ 28”
Magnitude 17.3 brightening in Taurus   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2016 R2 (PANSTARRS)

C/2016 R2 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 03h 30m 29s   Dec: -15° 39’ 04”
Magnitude 17.6 brightening in Eridanus   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2015 TQ209 (LINEAR)

C/2015 TQ209 (LINEAR)
R.A: 17h 03m 33s   Dec: -17° 27’ 31”
Magnitude 17.6 fading in Ophiucus   object currently below the horizon

Comet 96P/Machholz

96P/Machholz
R.A: 14h 54m 45s   Dec: -11° 13’ 08”
Magnitude 18.0 in Libra   object currently below the horizon
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