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Browse and discover detailed information about 119 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: 14h 18m 38s   Dec: -26° 22’ 09”
Magnitude 9.4 fading in Hydra   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2015 ER61 (PANSTARRS)

C/2015 ER61 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 03h 12m 56s   Dec: +22° 00’ 21”
Magnitude 11.8 fading in Aries   object currently below the horizon

Comet 29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 1

29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 1
R.A: 21h 31m 59s   Dec: -13° 36’ 01”
Magnitude 14.4 in Capricornus   object currently below the horizon

Comet 25D/Neujmin 2

25D/Neujmin 2
R.A: 05h 05m 36s   Dec: +19° 11’ 34”
Magnitude 14.5 brightening in Taurus   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2016 N4 (MASTER)

C/2016 N4 (MASTER)
R.A: 00h 40m 38s   Dec: +50° 53’ 20”
Magnitude 14.8 brightening in Cassiopeia   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 213P/Van Ness

213P/Van Ness
R.A: 18h 57m 36s   Dec: -29° 51’ 24”
Magnitude 14.8 in Sagittarius   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2015 O1 (PANSTARRS)

C/2015 O1 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 16h 54m 39s   Dec: +23° 41’ 07”
Magnitude 14.9 in Hercules   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 65P/Gunn

65P/Gunn
R.A: 15h 43m 31s   Dec: -22° 44’ 52”
Magnitude 15.1 in Libra   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2016 R2 (PANSTARRS)

C/2016 R2 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 04h 53m 21s   Dec: -05° 25’ 44”
Magnitude 15.2 brightening in Eridanus   object currently below the horizon

Comet 217P/LINEAR

217P/LINEAR
R.A: 04h 10m 32s   Dec: +10° 17’ 16”
Magnitude 15.4 in Taurus   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2013 YG46 (Spacewatch)

C/2013 YG46 (Spacewatch)
R.A: 02h 02m 33s   Dec: +05° 53’ 57”
Magnitude 15.8 in Pisces   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2016 M1 (PANSTARRS)

C/2016 M1 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 17h 30m 54s   Dec: +49° 28’ 17”
Magnitude 15.8 brightening in Hercules   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2017 K4 (ATLAS)

C/2017 K4 (ATLAS)
R.A: 16h 43m 03s   Dec: -34° 13’ 10”
Magnitude 16.2 in Scorpius   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2017 K6 (Jacques)

C/2017 K6 (Jacques)
R.A: 01h 16m 56s   Dec: -71° 19’ 59”
Magnitude 16.7 brightening in Tucana   object currently below the horizon

Comet Encke (2P/Encke)

Encke's Comet
R.A: 21h 30m 03s   Dec: -24° 42’ 07”
Magnitude 16.9 brightening in Capricornus   object currently below the horizon

Comet 104P/Kowal 2

104P/Kowal 2
R.A: 21h 47m 30s   Dec: -75° 17’ 23”
Magnitude 17.2 brightening in Octans   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2016 A1 (PANSTARRS)

C/2016 A1 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 08h 40m 33s   Dec: +15° 40’ 13”
Magnitude 17.2 in Cancer   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2016 T3 (PANSTARRS)

C/2016 T3 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 06h 40m 27s   Dec: +23° 07’ 42”
Magnitude 17.3 in Gemini   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2013 X1 (PANSTARRS)

C/2013 X1 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 12h 24m 54s   Dec: -19° 40’ 07”
Magnitude 17.7 fading in Corvus   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 80P/Peters-Hartley

Tracker not available
R.A: 08h 59m 59s   Dec: +21° 37’ 52”
Magnitude 17.8 in Cancer   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon
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