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Browse and discover detailed information about 107 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 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova

45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova
45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova is brighter than mag 10
R.A: 21h 09m 28s   Dec: -14° 03’ 44”
Magnitude 7.0 in Aquarius   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2016 U1 (NEOWISE)

C/2016 U1 (NEOWISE)
C/2016 U1 (NEOWISE) is brighter than mag 10
R.A: 19h 05m 30s   Dec: -23° 59’ 49”
Magnitude 7.8 fading in Sagittarius   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2015 V2 (Johnson)

C/2015 V2 (Johnson)
R.A: 15h 06m 48s   Dec: +44° 10’ 21”
Magnitude 10.9 brightening in Bootes   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet Encke (2P/Encke)

Encke's Comet
R.A: 23h 17m 38s   Dec: +05° 02’ 22”
Magnitude 12.0 brightening in Pisces   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2013 X1 (PANSTARRS)

C/2013 X1 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 15h 05m 54s   Dec: -33° 30’ 42”
Magnitude 15.0 in Lupus   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 1

29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 1
R.A: 20h 23m 33s   Dec: -20° 31’ 22”
Magnitude 15.1 in Capricornus   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2013 YG46 (Spacewatch)

C/2013 YG46 (Spacewatch)
R.A: 19h 26m 04s   Dec: -26° 14’ 53”
Magnitude 15.3 in Sagittarius   object currently below the horizon

Comet 41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak

41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak
R.A: 09h 27m 20s   Dec: +08° 10’ 42”
Magnitude 16.0 brightening in Leo   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2016 N4 (MASTER)

C/2016 N4 (MASTER)
R.A: 22h 57m 47s   Dec: -02° 18’ 59”
Magnitude 16.1 in Pisces   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2015 TQ209 (LINEAR)

C/2015 TQ209 (LINEAR)
R.A: 16h 10m 06s   Dec: -20° 48’ 08”
Magnitude 16.5 fading in Scorpius   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2015 O1 (PANSTARRS)

C/2015 O1 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 18h 56m 18s   Dec: -04° 24’ 22”
Magnitude 16.6 in Scutum   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2013 US10 (CATALINA)

C/2013 US10 (CATALINA)
R.A: 02h 59m 50s   Dec: +49° 27’ 24”
Magnitude 16.8 fading in Perseus   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2016 A1 (PANSTARRS)

C/2016 A1 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 09h 20m 17s   Dec: -08° 28’ 58”
Magnitude 16.8 brightening in Hydra   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2014 W2 (PANSTARRS)

C/2014 W2 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 17h 08m 21s   Dec: -04° 01’ 07”
Magnitude 16.8 in Ophiucus   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2016 S1 (PANSTARRS)

C/2016 S1 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 01h 38m 27s   Dec: -63° 51’ 29”
Magnitude 17.4 brightening in Hydrus   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2015 X7 (ATLAS)

C/2015 X7 (ATLAS)
R.A: 11h 27m 27s   Dec: +26° 35’ 13”
Magnitude 17.4 brightening in Leo   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2016 M1 (PANSTARRS)

C/2016 M1 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 18h 30m 47s   Dec: +44° 54’ 37”
Magnitude 17.6 in Lyra   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2016 R2 (PANSTARRS)

C/2016 R2 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 02h 46m 55s   Dec: -33° 53’ 05”
Magnitude 18.0 in Fornax   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2014 A4 (SONEAR)

C/2014 A4 (SONEAR)
R.A: 21h 25m 29s   Dec: +31° 21’ 24”
Magnitude 18.1 fading in Cygnus   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2016 T3 (PANSTARRS)

C/2016 T3 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 01h 29m 25s   Dec: +27° 52’ 24”
Magnitude 18.2 brightening in Pisces   object currently below the horizon
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