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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/2006 S3 (LONEOS)

C/2006 S3 (LONEOS)
R.A: 10h 10m 28s   Dec: -01° 29’ 38”
Magnitude 20.2 in Sextans   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2015 TQ209 (LINEAR)

C/2015 TQ209 (LINEAR)
R.A: 16h 31m 18s   Dec: -15° 26’ 10”
Magnitude 20.5 fading in Ophiucus   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2014 F3 (Sheppard-Trujillo)

C/2014 F3 (Sheppard-Trujillo)
R.A: 15h 31m 41s   Dec: -25° 23’ 25”
Magnitude 20.6 in Libra   object currently below the horizon

Comet 22P/Kopff

22P/Kopff
R.A: 05h 54m 05s   Dec: +20° 00’ 47”
Magnitude 20.7 brightening in Orion   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2014 Y1 (PANSTARRS)

C/2014 Y1 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 20h 35m 08s   Dec: -34° 38’ 23”
Magnitude 20.9 fading in Microscopium   object currently below the horizon

Comet 17P/Holmes

17P/Holmes
R.A: 11h 21m 38s   Dec: -03° 17’ 29”
Magnitude 21.1 in Leo   object currently below the horizon

Comet 297P/Beshore (2008 J2)

297P/Beshore (2008 J2)
R.A: 17h 58m 05s   Dec: -26° 14’ 28”
Magnitude 21.2 in Sagittarius   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2014 N3 (NEOWISE)

C/2014 N3 (NEOWISE)
R.A: 10h 48m 24s   Dec: +75° 53’ 54”
Magnitude 21.3 in Draco   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2015 B1 (PANSTARRS)

C/2015 B1 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 14h 40m 37s   Dec: -30° 51’ 56”
Magnitude 21.3 fading in Centaurus   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2014 Q1 (PANSTARRS)

C/2014 Q1 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 19h 31m 27s   Dec: -66° 13’ 24”
Magnitude 21.3 fading in Pavo   object currently below the horizon

Comet 209P/LINEAR

209P/LINEAR
R.A: 13h 05m 22s   Dec: -01° 14’ 57”
Magnitude 21.4 in Virgo   object currently below the horizon

Comet 213P/Van Ness

213P/Van Ness
R.A: 15h 45m 51s   Dec: -06° 37’ 50”
Magnitude 21.5 fading in Libra   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2016 KA (Catalina)

C/2016 KA (Catalina)
R.A: 13h 03m 03s   Dec: +51° 12’ 34”
Magnitude 21.6 in Canes   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 116P/Wild 4

116P/Wild 4
R.A: 10h 08m 04s   Dec: +05° 41’ 30”
Magnitude 21.8 brightening in Sextans   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2014 S2 (PANSTARRS)

C/2014 S2 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 12h 28m 06s   Dec: -20° 36’ 35”
Magnitude 22.0 fading in Corvus   object currently below the horizon

Comet 32P/Comas Sola

32P/Comas Sola
R.A: 16h 56m 07s   Dec: -27° 08’ 11”
Magnitude 22.2 fading in Ophiucus   object currently below the horizon

Comet 21P/Giacobini-Zinner

21P/Giacobini-Zinner
R.A: 14h 34m 00s   Dec: +00° 19’ 37”
Magnitude 22.2 brightening in Virgo   object currently below the horizon

Comet 10P/Tempel 2

10P/Tempel 2
R.A: 08h 22m 36s   Dec: +18° 24’ 07”
Magnitude 22.3 brightening in Cancer   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak

41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak
R.A: 19h 10m 20s   Dec: -20° 34’ 02”
Magnitude 22.4 fading in Sagittarius   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2015 K1 (MASTER)

C/2015 K1 (MASTER)
R.A: 02h 20m 42s   Dec: +34° 25’ 30”
Magnitude 22.7 fading in Triangulum   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon
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