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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.

Visibility from selected location  = visible to the naked eye
 = binocular, brighter than 10th magnitude
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
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Comet 27P/Crommelin

27P/Crommelin
R.A: 17h 26m 17s   Dec: -17° 16’ 04”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 53.3 (JPL) 
in Ophiucus   object currently below the horizon

Comet 205P/Giacobini

205P/Giacobini
R.A: 03h 12m 24s   Dec: +10° 34’ 56”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude N.A. (JPL) 
in Aries   object currently below the horizon

Comet Great January Comet of 1910 (C/1910 A1)

C/1910 A1 (Great January Comet)
R.A: 20h 05m 07s   Dec: +06° 55’ 08”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude N.A. (JPL) 
in Aquila   object currently below the horizon

Comet Skjellerup-Maristany (C/1927 X1)

C/1927 X1 (Skjellerup-Maristany)
R.A: 17h 09m 45s   Dec: -66° 00’ 11”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude N.A. (JPL) 
in Ara   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/1956 R1 (Arend-Roland)

C/1956 R1 (Arend-Roland)
R.A: 03h 58m 47s   Dec: +68° 40’ 22”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude N.A. (JPL) 
in Camelopardalis   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/1969 Y1 (Bennett)

C/1969 Y1 (Bennett)
R.A: 02h 31m 03s   Dec: +29° 43’ 33”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude N.A. (JPL) 
in Triangulum   object currently below the horizon

Comet West (C/1975 V1-A)

C/1975 V1-A (West)
R.A: 19h 40m 08s   Dec: -16° 11’ 40”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude N.A. (JPL) 
in Sagittarius   object currently below the horizon

Eclipse comet (Comet C/1948 V1)

C/1948 V1 (Eclipse comet)
R.A: 08h 42m 43s   Dec: -05° 02’ 45”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude N.A. (JPL) 
in Hydra   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet Ikeya-Seki (C/1965 S1)

C/1965 S1 (Ikeya-Seki)
R.A: 06h 44m 33s   Dec: -11° 38’ 01”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude N.A. (JPL) 
in Canis Majoris   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2012 S1 (ISON)

C/2012 S1 (ISON)
R.A: 07h 16m 43s   Dec: +37° 13’ 17”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude N.A. (JPL) 
in Auriga   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Southern Comet (C/1947 X1-A)

C/1947 X1-A (Southern Comet)
R.A: 21h 50m 48s   Dec: -04° 15’ 42”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude N.A. (JPL) 
in Aquarius   object currently below the horizon
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