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Browse and discover detailed information about 120 of the most interesting comets. Comets are listed in order of decreasing brightness.

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Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Comet C/2016 N4 (MASTER)

C/2016 N4 (MASTER)
R.A: 09h 24m 39s   Dec: +77° 59’ 12”
Magnitude 16.7 fading in Camelopardalis   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 74P/Smirnova-Chernykh

74P/Smirnova-Chernykh
R.A: 11h 22m 59s   Dec: +11° 44’ 30”
Magnitude 16.8 fading in Leo   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2018 A3 (ATLAS)

C/2018 A3 (ATLAS)
R.A: 10h 35m 35s   Dec: +34° 40’ 05”
Magnitude 17.0 in Leo Minor   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2016 A1 (PANSTARRS)

C/2016 A1 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 07h 12m 02s   Dec: +45° 27’ 21”
Magnitude 17.1 fading in Lynx   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2017 S6 (Catalina)

C/2017 S6 (Catalina)
R.A: 22h 32m 17s   Dec: -14° 14’ 17”
Magnitude 17.4 in Aquarius   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2018 E1 (ATLAS)

C/2018 E1 (ATLAS)
R.A: 06h 54m 19s   Dec: -15° 15’ 10”
Magnitude 17.6 fading in Canis Majoris   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2017 K6 (Jacques)

C/2017 K6 (Jacques)
R.A: 05h 15m 45s   Dec: +24° 09’ 51”
Magnitude 17.7 fading in Taurus   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 185P/Petriew

185P/Petriew
R.A: 07h 25m 46s   Dec: +11° 12’ 54”
Magnitude 18.1 fading in Canis Minoris   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2018 F1 (Grauer)

C/2018 F1 (Grauer)
R.A: 12h 27m 17s   Dec: +18° 34’ 04”
Magnitude 18.3 in Coma   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2018 A6 (Gibbs)

C/2018 A6 (Gibbs)
R.A: 09h 55m 22s   Dec: +04° 41’ 49”
Magnitude 18.4 brightening in Sextans   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2017 T2 (PANSTARRS)

C/2017 T2 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 03h 28m 30s   Dec: -05° 06’ 33”
Magnitude 18.5 brightening in Eridanus   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2015 ER61 (PANSTARRS)

C/2015 ER61 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 04h 25m 33s   Dec: +20° 24’ 36”
Magnitude 18.7 fading in Taurus   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2017 K2 (PANSTARRS)

C/2017 K2 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 17h 52m 41s   Dec: +62° 01’ 32”
Magnitude 18.8 in Draco   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2016 T3 (PANSTARRS)

C/2016 T3 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 09h 50m 24s   Dec: -11° 43’ 34”
Magnitude 19.4 fading in Hydra   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2014 F3 (Sheppard-Trujillo)

C/2014 F3 (Sheppard-Trujillo)
R.A: 16h 44m 00s   Dec: -29° 29’ 27”
Magnitude 19.5 in Scorpius   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2018 E2 (Barros)

C/2018 E2 (Barros)
R.A: 05h 12m 08s   Dec: -22° 43’ 07”
Magnitude 19.6 fading in Lepus   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2013 YG46 (Spacewatch)

C/2013 YG46 (Spacewatch)
R.A: 03h 56m 36s   Dec: +21° 43’ 43”
Magnitude 19.6 fading in Taurus   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2013 X1 (PANSTARRS)

C/2013 X1 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 11h 58m 44s   Dec: -17° 22’ 54”
Magnitude 19.6 fading in Corvus   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2016 A3 (PANSTARRS)

C/2016 A3 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 13h 23m 24s   Dec: -04° 50’ 36”
Magnitude 19.8 fading in Virgo   object currently below the horizon

Comet 117P/Helin-Roman-Alu 1

117P/Helin-Roman-Alu 1
R.A: 06h 25m 39s   Dec: +28° 25’ 05”
Magnitude 19.9 fading in Auriga   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon
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