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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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 = binocular, brighter than 10th magnitude
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Comet 46P/Wirtanen

46P/Wirtanen
R.A: 23h 24m 33s   Dec: -15° 00’ 22”
Magnitude 19.9 brightening in Aquarius   object currently below the horizon

Comet 269P/Jedicke

269P/Jedicke
R.A: 14h 44m 45s   Dec: -18° 05’ 20”
Magnitude 20.0 in Libra   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2014 W2 (PANSTARRS)

C/2014 W2 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 16h 36m 05s   Dec: -37° 06’ 22”
Magnitude 20.0 in Scorpius   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2016 Q2 (PANSTARRS)

C/2016 Q2 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 21h 08m 28s   Dec: +04° 55’ 12”
Magnitude 20.1 brightening in Equuleus   object currently below the horizon

Comet 17P/Holmes

17P/Holmes
R.A: 11h 21m 47s   Dec: -10° 48’ 47”
Magnitude 20.3 fading in Crater   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 290P/Jager

290P/Jager
R.A: 19h 08m 01s   Dec: -31° 04’ 18”
Magnitude 20.3 in Sagittarius   object currently below the horizon

Comet 53P/Van Biesbroeck

53P/Van Biesbroeck
R.A: 03h 16m 22s   Dec: +12° 27’ 02”
Magnitude 20.4 in Aries   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2012 K1 (PANSTARRS)

C/2012 K1 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 22h 20m 53s   Dec: -17° 14’ 25”
Magnitude 20.4 in Aquarius   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2017 S7 (Lemmon)

C/2017 S6 (Lemmon)
R.A: 04h 24m 54s   Dec: -01° 14’ 52”
Magnitude 20.4 in Eridanus   object currently below the horizon

Comet 71P/Clark

71P/Clark
R.A: 02h 17m 29s   Dec: +09° 21’ 26”
Magnitude 20.5 fading in Cetus   object currently below the horizon

Comet 217P/LINEAR

217P/LINEAR
R.A: 08h 17m 38s   Dec: +21° 51’ 48”
Magnitude 20.5 fading in Cancer   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 354P/LINEAR

354P/LINEAR
R.A: 17h 41m 19s   Dec: -30° 51’ 41”
Magnitude 20.6 brightening in Scorpius   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2013 US10 (CATALINA)

C/2013 US10 (CATALINA)
R.A: 03h 09m 24s   Dec: +40° 54’ 59”
Magnitude 20.6 in Perseus   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 96P/Machholz

96P/Machholz
R.A: 19h 07m 33s   Dec: -21° 56’ 40”
Magnitude 20.9 fading in Sagittarius   object currently below the horizon

Comet Encke (2P/Encke)

Encke's Comet
R.A: 23h 16m 54s   Dec: -04° 51’ 30”
Magnitude 21.0 in Aquarius   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2018 A1 (PANSTARRS)

C/2018 A1 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 08h 58m 30s   Dec: +32° 18’ 37”
Magnitude 21.1 fading in Cancer   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2015 X7 (ATLAS)

C/2015 X7 (ATLAS)
R.A: 14h 28m 26s   Dec: +48° 58’ 27”
Magnitude 21.1 fading in Bootes   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2017 O1 (ASASSN1)

C/2017 O1 (ASASSN1)
R.A: 09h 26m 27s   Dec: +49° 26’ 01”
Magnitude 21.1 fading in Ursa Major   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet P/2017 P1 (PANSTARRS)

P/2017 P1 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 23h 21m 19s   Dec: +02° 47’ 55”
Magnitude 21.2 brightening in Pisces   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2015 B1 (PANSTARRS)

C/2015 B1 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 16h 15m 49s   Dec: -41° 54’ 19”
Magnitude 21.3 in Scorpius   object currently below the horizon
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