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Browse and discover detailed information about 113 of the most interesting comets. Comets are listed in order of decreasing brightness.

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

Comet C/2017 T1 (Heinze)

C/2017 T1 (Heinze)
C/2017 T1 (Heinze) is brighter than mag 10
R.A: 22h 15m 08s   Dec: +37° 11’ 17”
Magnitude 9.6 brightening in Lacerta   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 24P/Schaumasse

24P/Schaumasse
R.A: 15h 32m 41s   Dec: -08° 20’ 58”
Magnitude 11.2 fading in Libra   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 62P/Tsuchinshan 1

62P/Tsuchinshan 1
R.A: 13h 56m 42s   Dec: +01° 57’ 59”
Magnitude 12.2 fading in Virgo   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2016 R2 (PANSTARRS)

C/2016 R2 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 04h 05m 06s   Dec: +20° 09’ 56”
Magnitude 13.5 in Taurus   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Conet 185P/Petriew

185P/Petriew
R.A: 22h 55m 43s   Dec: -05° 38’ 55”
Magnitude 13.9 brightening in Aquarius   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2015 V2 (Johnson)

C/2015 V2 (Johnson)
R.A: 21h 56m 35s   Dec: -52° 13’ 42”
Magnitude 14.5 fading in Indus   object currently below the horizon

Comet P/2010 H2 (Vales)

P/2010 H2 (Vales)
R.A: 15h 40m 20s   Dec: -13° 50’ 24”
Magnitude 14.6 in Libra   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2016 M1 (PANSTARRS)

C/2016 M1 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 18h 37m 49s   Dec: +05° 22’ 07”
Magnitude 14.6 brightening in Serpens   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2015 O1 (PANSTARRS)

C/2015 O1 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 16h 36m 42s   Dec: +27° 10’ 19”
Magnitude 15.0 brightening in Hercules   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2017 K6 (Jacques)

C/2017 K6 (Jacques)
R.A: 02h 10m 24s   Dec: -29° 35’ 26”
Magnitude 15.1 fading in Fornax   object currently below the horizon

Comet 29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 1

29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 1
R.A: 21h 50m 00s   Dec: -10° 26’ 39”
Magnitude 15.2 fading in Capricornus   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2016 N4 (MASTER)

C/2016 N4 (MASTER)
R.A: 20h 29m 09s   Dec: +64° 24’ 37”
Magnitude 15.7 in Cepheus   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2017 K4 (ATLAS)

C/2017 K4 (ATLAS)
R.A: 20h 57m 30s   Dec: -13° 02’ 14”
Magnitude 15.9 in Aquarius   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 240P/NEAT

240P/NEAT
R.A: 00h 42m 43s   Dec: -12° 38’ 36”
Magnitude 16.0 in Cetus   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2017 O1 (ASASSN1)

C/2017 O1 (ASASSN1)
R.A: 02h 53m 51s   Dec: +84° 16’ 42”
Magnitude 16.2 fading in Cepheus   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 65P/Gunn

65P/Gunn
R.A: 20h 03m 51s   Dec: -26° 08’ 24”
Magnitude 16.3 in Sagittarius   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2016 A1 (PANSTARRS)

C/2016 A1 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 08h 21m 16s   Dec: +37° 40’ 59”
Magnitude 16.4 in Lynx   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2017 S6 (Catalina)

C/2017 S6 (Catalina)
R.A: 22h 49m 28s   Dec: +14° 15’ 23”
Magnitude 16.4 fading in Pegasus   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2015 ER61 (PANSTARRS)

C/2015 ER61 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 02h 46m 48s   Dec: +15° 35’ 02”
Magnitude 16.5 fading in Aries   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2017 M4 (ATLAS)

C/2017 M4 (ATLAS)
R.A: 19h 15m 02s   Dec: +38° 50’ 06”
Magnitude 16.6 brightening in Lyra   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon
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