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Browse and discover detailed information about 118 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: 14h 15m 52s   Dec: -02° 38’ 42”
Magnitude 8.5 fading in Virgo   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2015 ER61 (PANSTARRS)

C/2015 ER61 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 02h 09m 33s   Dec: +18° 00’ 07”
Magnitude 11.0 fading in Aries   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 1

29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 1
R.A: 21h 40m 48s   Dec: -13° 19’ 05”
Magnitude 14.5 brightening in Capricornus   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2015 O1 (PANSTARRS)

C/2015 O1 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 17h 41m 59s   Dec: +22° 12’ 02”
Magnitude 14.7 in Hercules   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 65P/Gunn

65P/Gunn
R.A: 15h 47m 37s   Dec: -21° 56’ 05”
Magnitude 14.9 fading in Scorpius   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2016 N4 (MASTER)

C/2016 N4 (MASTER)
R.A: 00h 39m 58s   Dec: +39° 08’ 45”
Magnitude 15.1 brightening in Andromeda   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 213P/Van Ness

213P/Van Ness
R.A: 19h 21m 08s   Dec: -32° 28’ 14”
Magnitude 15.1 brightening in Sagittarius   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 217P/LINEAR

217P/LINEAR
R.A: 02h 20m 14s   Dec: +05° 28’ 48”
Magnitude 15.6 brightening in Cetus   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2016 R2 (PANSTARRS)

C/2016 R2 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 04h 27m 03s   Dec: -07° 44’ 33”
Magnitude 15.7 brightening in Eridanus   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2013 YG46 (Spacewatch)

C/2013 YG46 (Spacewatch)
R.A: 01h 28m 36s   Dec: +02° 44’ 11”
Magnitude 15.7 in Pisces   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2016 M1 (PANSTARRS)

C/2016 M1 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 18h 09m 16s   Dec: +53° 34’ 31”
Magnitude 15.8 brightening in Draco   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 25D/Neujmin 2

25D/Neujmin 2
R.A: 03h 57m 26s   Dec: +15° 31’ 31”
Magnitude 15.9 brightening in Taurus   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak

41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak
R.A: 18h 33m 57s   Dec: -00° 36’ 08”
Magnitude 16.2 fading in Serpens   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2017 K4 (ATLAS)

C/2017 K4 (ATLAS)
R.A: 16h 53m 29s   Dec: -37° 22’ 11”
Magnitude 16.3 brightening in Scorpius   object currently below the horizon

Comet Encke (2P/Encke)

Encke's Comet
R.A: 22h 29m 29s   Dec: -20° 19’ 07”
Magnitude 17.1 in Aquarius   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2013 X1 (PANSTARRS)

C/2013 X1 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 12h 25m 16s   Dec: -21° 31’ 34”
Magnitude 17.2 fading in Corvus   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2016 A1 (PANSTARRS)

C/2016 A1 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 08h 27m 29s   Dec: +14° 00’ 23”
Magnitude 17.2 fading in Cancer   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2017 K6 (Jacques)

C/2017 K6 (Jacques)
R.A: 23h 56m 46s   Dec: -63° 39’ 45”
Magnitude 17.2 brightening in Tucana   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2016 T3 (PANSTARRS)

C/2016 T3 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 05h 42m 33s   Dec: +25° 50’ 23”
Magnitude 17.5 brightening in Taurus   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2016 S1 (PANSTARRS)

C/2016 S1 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 09h 47m 44s   Dec: -60° 21’ 35”
Magnitude 17.5 fading in Carina   object currently below the horizon
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