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Browse and discover detailed information about 191 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 16P/Brooks 2

16P/Brooks 2
R.A: 19h 03m 28s   Dec: -20° 46’ 05”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 19.0 (JPL) 
in Sagittarius   object currently below the horizon

Comet 4P/Faye

4P/Faye
R.A: 17h 46m 31s   Dec: -13° 17’ 14”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 19.0 (JPL) 
in Serpens   object currently below the horizon

5D/Brorsen (Lost)

5D/Brorsen (Lost)
R.A: 19h 47m 42s   Dec: -29° 57’ 16”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 19.0 (JPL) 
in Sagittarius   object currently below the horizon

Comet 65P/Gunn

65P/Gunn
R.A: 04h 56m 42s   Dec: +23° 03’ 31”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 19.0 (JPL) 
in Taurus   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 74P/Smirnova-Chernykh

74P/Smirnova-Chernykh
R.A: 18h 41m 29s   Dec: -27° 11’ 12”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 19.0 (JPL) 
in Sagittarius   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2016 M1 (PANSTARRS)

C/2016 M1 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 06h 29m 01s   Dec: -10° 08’ 27”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 19.0 (JPL) 
in Monoceros   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2016 Q2 (PANSTARRS)

C/2016 Q2 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 18h 21m 27s   Dec: +41° 12’ 17”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 19.0 (JPL) 
in Lyra   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2018 W2 (Africano)

C/2018 W2 (Africano)
R.A: 08h 45m 15s   Dec: -81° 27’ 14”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 19.0 (JPL) 
in Chamaleon   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2019 E3 (ATLAS)

C/2019 E3 (ATLAS)
R.A: 09h 43m 44s   Dec: -43° 10’ 14”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 19.0 (JPL) 
in Vela   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2020 F2 (ATLAS)

C/2020 F2 (ATLAS)
R.A: 15h 21m 51s   Dec: -14° 39’ 12”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 19.0 (JPL) 
in Libra   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2020 H3 (Wierzchos)

C/2020 H3 (Wierzchos)
R.A: 18h 39m 25s   Dec: +44° 50’ 58”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 19.0 (JPL) 
in Lyra   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2020 H5 (Robinson)

C/2020 H5 (Robinson)
R.A: 11h 26m 15s   Dec: -35° 14’ 37”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 19.0 (JPL) 
in Hydra   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2020 K3 (Leonard)

C/2020 K3 (Leonard)
R.A: 15h 54m 51s   Dec: +43° 53’ 50”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 19.1 (JPL)  fading
in Hercules   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2020 K1 (PANSTARRS)

C/2020 K1 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 17h 34m 20s   Dec: +55° 29’ 12”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 19.8 (JPL)  brightening
in Draco   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2020 K5 (PANSTARRS)

C/2020 K5 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 16h 01m 37s   Dec: +13° 49’ 07”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 19.9 (JPL)  brightening
in Serpens   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 11P/Tempel-Swift-LINEAR

11P/Tempel-Swift-LINEAR
R.A: 23h 27m 06s   Dec: +24° 27’ 50”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 19.9 (JPL)  brightening
in Pegasus   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 119P/Parker-Hartley

119P/Parker-Hartley
R.A: 19h 02m 28s   Dec: -23° 35’ 06”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 20.0 (JPL) 
in Sagittarius   object currently below the horizon

Comet 210P/Christensen

210P/Christensen
R.A: 12h 28m 13s   Dec: +05° 13’ 32”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 20.0 (JPL) 
in Virgo   object currently below the horizon

Comet 240P/NEAT

240P/NEAT
R.A: 13h 46m 36s   Dec: +05° 03’ 10”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 20.0 (JPL) 
in Virgo   object currently below the horizon

Comet 68P/Klemola

68P/Klemola
R.A: 05h 10m 00s   Dec: +14° 01’ 06”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 20.0 (JPL) 
in Orion   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon
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