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Browse and discover detailed information about 135 of the most interesting comets. Comets are listed in order of decreasing brightness.

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Comet 65P/Gunn

65P/Gunn
R.A: 23h 23m 02s   Dec: -18° 05’ 30”
Magnitude 16.0 in Aquarius   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 49P/Arend-Rigaux

49P/Arend-Rigaux
R.A: 08h 36m 28s   Dec: +17° 49’ 02”
Magnitude 16.1 fading in Cancer   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 240P/NEAT

240P/NEAT
R.A: 07h 44m 44s   Dec: +28° 53’ 08”
Magnitude 16.2 in Gemini   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2015 V2 (Johnson)

C/2015 V2 (Johnson)
R.A: 02h 07m 29s   Dec: -51° 08’ 29”
Magnitude 16.5 in Eridanus   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2018 A3 (ATLAS)

C/2018 A3 (ATLAS)
R.A: 10h 38m 38s   Dec: +35° 15’ 15”
Magnitude 16.8 brightening in Leo Minor   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2017 K4 (ATLAS)

C/2017 K4 (ATLAS)
R.A: 01h 12m 04s   Dec: +28° 22’ 53”
Magnitude 17.0 in Pisces   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 46P/Wirtanen

46P/Wirtanen
R.A: 01h 16m 12s   Dec: -15° 39’ 39”
Magnitude 17.1 brightening in Cetus   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2016 A1 (PANSTARRS)

C/2016 A1 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 08h 01m 06s   Dec: +49° 58’ 11”
Magnitude 17.3 in Lynx   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 74P/Smirnova-Chernykh

74P/Smirnova-Chernykh
R.A: 12h 27m 25s   Dec: +02° 20’ 59”
Magnitude 17.6 fading in Virgo   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2017 T2 (PANSTARRS)

C/2017 T2 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 04h 01m 00s   Dec: -03° 47’ 59”
Magnitude 17.6 brightening in Eridanus   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2016 N4 (MASTER)

C/2016 N4 (MASTER)
R.A: 11h 32m 38s   Dec: +54° 36’ 22”
Magnitude 17.7 fading in Ursa Major   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2018 A6 (Gibbs)

C/2018 A6 (Gibbs)
R.A: 10h 26m 23s   Dec: -05° 19’ 55”
Magnitude 18.0 brightening in Sextans   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2018 F1 (Grauer)

C/2018 F1 (Grauer)
R.A: 13h 25m 58s   Dec: +17° 10’ 00”
Magnitude 18.0 brightening in Coma   object currently below the horizon

Comet 26P/Grigg-Skjellerup

26P/Grigg-Skjellerup
R.A: 10h 24m 23s   Dec: +00° 34’ 05”
Magnitude 18.1 brightening in Sextans   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2018 E1 (ATLAS)

C/2018 E1 (ATLAS)
R.A: 09h 08m 06s   Dec: -02° 18’ 07”
Magnitude 18.4 fading in Hydra   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2017 K2 (PANSTARRS)

C/2017 K2 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 17h 10m 47s   Dec: +59° 24’ 12”
Magnitude 18.6 brightening in Draco   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2018 F4 (PANSTARRS)

C/2018 F4 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 12h 59m 12s   Dec: -14° 54’ 44”
Magnitude 18.7 in Virgo   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2017 K6 (Jacques)

C/2017 K6 (Jacques)
R.A: 07h 26m 46s   Dec: +36° 27’ 48”
Magnitude 18.8 fading in Auriga   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 24P/Schaumasse

24P/Schaumasse
R.A: 15h 44m 17s   Dec: -19° 10’ 32”
Magnitude 19.2 fading in Libra   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2014 F3 (Sheppard-Trujillo)

C/2014 F3 (Sheppard-Trujillo)
R.A: 16h 24m 51s   Dec: -28° 07’ 38”
Magnitude 19.5 in Scorpius   object currently below the horizon
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