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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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= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
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: 15h 56m 11s   Dec: +44° 18’ 55”
Magnitude 7.7 brightening 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 50m 20s   Dec: -02° 25’ 46”
Magnitude 9.5 in Aquarius   object currently below the horizon

Comet 41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak

41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak
41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak is brighter than mag 10
R.A: 18h 09m 36s   Dec: +40° 39’ 30”
Magnitude 9.5 fading in Hercules   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet Encke (2P/Encke)

Encke's Comet
R.A: 22h 48m 17s   Dec: -17° 18’ 51”
Magnitude 13.5 fading in Aquarius   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2017 E4 (Lovejoy)

C/2017 E4 (Lovejoy)
R.A: 01h 54m 42s   Dec: +34° 57’ 12”
Magnitude 14.0 fading in Triangulum   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 1

29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 1
R.A: 21h 34m 24s   Dec: -14° 35’ 19”
Magnitude 14.8 in Capricornus   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2016 N4 (MASTER)

C/2016 N4 (MASTER)
R.A: 00h 07m 50s   Dec: +20° 45’ 02”
Magnitude 15.3 brightening in Pegasus   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2015 O1 (PANSTARRS)

C/2015 O1 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 18h 57m 07s   Dec: +11° 30’ 16”
Magnitude 15.4 brightening in Aquila   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2013 YG46 (Spacewatch)

C/2013 YG46 (Spacewatch)
R.A: 23h 51m 27s   Dec: -07° 17’ 24”
Magnitude 15.5 fading in Aquarius   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2013 X1 (PANSTARRS)

C/2013 X1 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 13h 05m 49s   Dec: -29° 26’ 59”
Magnitude 15.5 fading in Hydra   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2017 E1 (Borisov)

C/2017 E1 (Borisov)
R.A: 00h 13m 30s   Dec: +00° 56’ 25”
Magnitude 16.0 fading in Pisces   object currently below the horizon

Comet 104P/Kowal 2

104P/Kowal 2
R.A: 02h 55m 16s   Dec: +15° 07’ 56”
Magnitude 16.5 fading in Aries   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2016 M1 (PANSTARRS)

C/2016 M1 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 19h 07m 45s   Dec: +51° 47’ 56”
Magnitude 16.7 brightening in Cygnus   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2016 A1 (PANSTARRS)

C/2016 A1 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 08h 15m 43s   Dec: +08° 45’ 14”
Magnitude 16.9 in Cancer   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2016 S1 (PANSTARRS)

C/2016 S1 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 04h 22m 12s   Dec: -66° 13’ 08”
Magnitude 17.0 in Reticulum   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2014 W2 (PANSTARRS)

C/2014 W2 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 17h 02m 57s   Dec: -10° 09’ 45”
Magnitude 17.1 fading in Ophiucus   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2016 T3 (PANSTARRS)

C/2016 T3 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 03h 52m 41s   Dec: +27° 19’ 44”
Magnitude 17.2 brightening in Taurus   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2016 R2 (PANSTARRS)

C/2016 R2 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 03h 35m 54s   Dec: -14° 38’ 52”
Magnitude 17.5 in Eridanus   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2015 TQ209 (LINEAR)

C/2015 TQ209 (LINEAR)
R.A: 16h 59m 44s   Dec: -17° 02’ 43”
Magnitude 17.7 fading in Ophiucus   object currently below the horizon

Comet 25D/Neujmin 2

25D/Neujmin 2
R.A: 02h 15m 02s   Dec: +06° 50’ 50”
Magnitude 18.0 brightening in Cetus   object currently below the horizon
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