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Comets

Browse and discover detailed information about 211 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
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Comet C/2020 J1 (SONEAR)

C/2020 J1 (SONEAR)
R.A: 12h 23m 20s   Dec: +31° 42’ 43”
Observed Magnitude 15.5 (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 16.2 (JPL)  fading
in Coma   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2020 H6 (ATLAS)

C/2020 H6 (ATLAS)
R.A: 15h 56m 12s   Dec: +40° 23’ 04”
Observed Magnitude 16.3 (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 16.7 (JPL)  fading
in Hercules   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 51P/Harrington

51P/Harrington
R.A: 21h 15m 10s   Dec: -18° 49’ 29”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 16.3 (JPL)  brightening
in Capricornus   object currently below the horizon

Comet 29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 1

29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 1
R.A: 05h 10m 41s   Dec: +29° 09’ 40”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 16.4 (JPL) 
in Auriga   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2019 F1 (ATLAS-Africano)

C/2019 F1 (ATLAS-Africano)
R.A: 01h 44m 43s   Dec: -27° 23’ 21”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 16.6 (JPL) 
in Sculptor   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2020 F5 (MASTER)

C/2020 F5 (MASTER)
R.A: 00h 02m 54s   Dec: +05° 01’ 21”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 16.6 (JPL) 
in Pisces   object currently below the horizon

5D/Brorsen (Lost)

5D/Brorsen (Lost)
R.A: 23h 03m 55s   Dec: -20° 59’ 35”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 16.7 (JPL)  brightening
in Aquarius   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2020 O2 (Amaral)

C/2020 O2 (Amaral)
R.A: 18h 40m 37s   Dec: +22° 45’ 00”
Observed Magnitude 17.1 (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 16.9 (JPL) 
in Hercules   object currently below the horizon

Comet P/2010 H2 (Vales)

P/2010 H2 (Vales)
R.A: 03h 00m 14s   Dec: +12° 50’ 32”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 17.1 (JPL) 
in Aries   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 81P/Wild 2

81P/Wild 2
R.A: 05h 05m 19s   Dec: +21° 00’ 39”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 17.1 (JPL)  brightening
in Taurus   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2020 S4 (PANSTARRS)

C/2020 S4 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 05h 27m 00s   Dec: +14° 33’ 12”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 17.2 (JPL)  brightening
in Orion   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2022 A2 (PANSTARRS)

C/2022 A2 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 10h 29m 27s   Dec: +03° 17’ 39”
Observed Magnitude 18.2 (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 17.2 (JPL)  brightening
in Sextans   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2021 T2 (Fuls)

C/2021 T2 (Fuls)
R.A: 02h 43m 54s   Dec: -17° 43’ 54”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 17.2 (JPL)  brightening
in Cetus   object currently below the horizon

Comet 73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 3

73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 3
R.A: 09h 49m 19s   Dec: +26° 33’ 27”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 17.4 (JPL)  brightening
in Leo   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 70P/Kojima

70P/Kojima
R.A: 11h 29m 44s   Dec: +12° 02’ 47”
Observed Magnitude 17.4 (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 18.5 (JPL)  fading
in Leo   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2020 U5 (PANSTARRS)

C/2020 U5 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 00h 18m 03s   Dec: +78° 37’ 55”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 17.4 (JPL) 
in Cepheus   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 246P/NEAT

246P/NEAT
R.A: 00h 08m 45s   Dec: -14° 38’ 41”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 17.4 (JPL) 
in Cetus   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2020 F2 (ATLAS)

C/2020 F2 (ATLAS)
R.A: 13h 42m 48s   Dec: +03° 05’ 03”
Observed Magnitude 17.5 (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 17.8 (JPL)  fading
in Virgo   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 152P/Helin-Lawrence

152P/Helin-Lawrence
R.A: 19h 58m 06s   Dec: -22° 37’ 01”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 17.7 (JPL) 
in Sagittarius   object currently below the horizon

Comet 44P/Reinmuth 2

44P/Reinmuth 2
R.A: 00h 39m 13s   Dec: +08° 46’ 56”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 17.8 (JPL) 
in Pisces   object currently below the horizon
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