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Browse and discover detailed information about 106 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: 19h 54m 35s   Dec: -23° 27’ 34”
Magnitude 9.8 brightening in Sagittarius   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2015 V2 (Johnson)

C/2015 V2 (Johnson)
R.A: 13h 47m 44s   Dec: +44° 21’ 15”
Magnitude 12.0 brightening in Canes   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2013 X1 (PANSTARRS)

C/2013 X1 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 15h 02m 56s   Dec: -31° 12’ 24”
Magnitude 14.7 fading in Lupus   object currently below the horizon

Comet 29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 1

29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 1
R.A: 19h 53m 18s   Dec: -22° 27’ 45”
Magnitude 15.0 in Sagittarius   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2013 YG46 (Spacewatch)

C/2013 YG46 (Spacewatch)
R.A: 17h 34m 07s   Dec: -26° 28’ 33”
Magnitude 15.5 in Ophiucus   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2015 TQ209 (LINEAR)

C/2015 TQ209 (LINEAR)
R.A: 14h 59m 11s   Dec: -18° 38’ 51”
Magnitude 15.8 fading in Libra   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2016 U1 (NEOWISE)

C/2016 U1 (NEOWISE)
R.A: 15h 14m 54s   Dec: +35° 26’ 32”
Magnitude 16.0 brightening in Bootes   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet Encke (2P/Encke)

Encke's Comet
R.A: 22h 52m 44s   Dec: +04° 16’ 04”
Magnitude 16.1 brightening in Pisces   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2016 N4 (MASTER)

C/2016 N4 (MASTER)
R.A: 22h 48m 03s   Dec: -08° 32’ 31”
Magnitude 16.2 in Aquarius   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2013 US10 (CATALINA)

C/2013 US10 (CATALINA)
R.A: 03h 40m 41s   Dec: +54° 59’ 24”
Magnitude 16.2 fading in Camelopardalis   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2014 W2 (PANSTARRS)

C/2014 W2 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 16h 41m 32s   Dec: -00° 09’ 49”
Magnitude 16.6 fading in Ophiucus   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2015 O1 (PANSTARRS)

C/2015 O1 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 18h 41m 21s   Dec: -06° 55’ 42”
Magnitude 16.8 in Scutum   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2016 A1 (PANSTARRS)

C/2016 A1 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 09h 43m 52s   Dec: -11° 37’ 13”
Magnitude 17.2 brightening in Hydra   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2015 X7 (ATLAS)

C/2015 X7 (ATLAS)
R.A: 11h 15m 21s   Dec: +18° 28’ 16”
Magnitude 17.5 brightening in Leo   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2016 S1 (PANSTARRS)

C/2016 S1 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 02h 51m 42s   Dec: -64° 07’ 59”
Magnitude 17.5 in Horologium   object currently below the horizon

Comet 9P/Tempel 1

9P/Tempel 1
R.A: 20h 08m 01s   Dec: -27° 38’ 25”
Magnitude 17.6 fading in Sagittarius   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2016 A8 (LINEAR)

C/2016 A8 (LINEAR)
R.A: 18h 54m 06s   Dec: -22° 17’ 58”
Magnitude 17.7 fading in Sagittarius   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2014 A4 (SONEAR)

C/2014 A4 (SONEAR)
R.A: 21h 17m 57s   Dec: +32° 43’ 00”
Magnitude 17.8 fading in Cygnus   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2016 M1 (PANSTARRS)

C/2016 M1 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 17h 58m 44s   Dec: +46° 38’ 29”
Magnitude 17.9 brightening in Hercules   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2015 T4 (PANSTARRS)

C/2015 T4 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 16h 28m 47s   Dec: -46° 18’ 41”
Magnitude 18.0 fading in Norma   object currently below the horizon
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