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Browse and discover detailed information about 136 of the most interesting comets. Comets are listed in order of decreasing brightness.

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Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Comet C/2014 F3 (Sheppard-Trujillo)

C/2014 F3 (Sheppard-Trujillo)
R.A: 16h 24m 59s   Dec: -28° 06’ 32”
Magnitude 19.5 in Scorpius   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2015 ER61 (PANSTARRS)

C/2015 ER61 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 05h 26m 03s   Dec: +21° 22’ 47”
Magnitude 19.7 in Taurus   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2013 YG46 (Spacewatch)

C/2013 YG46 (Spacewatch)
R.A: 05h 29m 55s   Dec: +25° 52’ 49”
Magnitude 19.8 brightening in Taurus   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2016 Q2 (PANSTARRS)

C/2016 Q2 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 20h 30m 49s   Dec: +07° 24’ 48”
Magnitude 19.8 in Delphinus   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2018 E2 (Barros)

C/2018 E2 (Barros)
R.A: 05h 58m 01s   Dec: -15° 33’ 35”
Magnitude 19.8 in Lepus   object currently below the horizon

Comet 62P/Tsuchinshan 1

62P/Tsuchinshan 1
R.A: 14h 22m 46s   Dec: -08° 37’ 09”
Magnitude 19.8 fading in Virgo   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 117P/Helin-Roman-Alu 1

117P/Helin-Roman-Alu 1
R.A: 07h 47m 25s   Dec: +26° 54’ 31”
Magnitude 19.9 in Gemini   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2017 S6 (Catalina)

C/2017 S6 (Catalina)
R.A: 16h 47m 10s   Dec: -42° 15’ 16”
Magnitude 20.0 fading in Scorpius   object currently below the horizon

Comet Encke (2P/Encke)

Encke's Comet
R.A: 22h 50m 29s   Dec: -06° 29’ 17”
Magnitude 20.0 brightening in Aquarius   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2017 S7 (Lemmon)

C/2017 S6 (Lemmon)
R.A: 04h 44m 07s   Dec: -06° 42’ 08”
Magnitude 20.4 in Eridanus   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2017 O1 (ASASSN1)

C/2017 O1 (ASASSN1)
R.A: 11h 14m 26s   Dec: +32° 28’ 27”
Magnitude 20.4 fading in Ursa Major   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2012 K1 (PANSTARRS)

C/2012 K1 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 22h 00m 33s   Dec: -19° 04’ 30”
Magnitude 20.5 in Aquarius   object currently below the horizon

Comet 53P/Van Biesbroeck

53P/Van Biesbroeck
R.A: 04h 06m 31s   Dec: +14° 14’ 02”
Magnitude 20.5 brightening in Taurus   object currently below the horizon

Comet 290P/Jager

290P/Jager
R.A: 18h 34m 10s   Dec: -30° 54’ 55”
Magnitude 20.5 in Sagittarius   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2013 X1 (PANSTARRS)

C/2013 X1 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 12h 02m 16s   Dec: -14° 57’ 16”
Magnitude 20.5 fading in Corvus   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 269P/Jedicke

269P/Jedicke
R.A: 14h 41m 13s   Dec: -17° 03’ 31”
Magnitude 20.6 fading in Libra   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2016 A3 (PANSTARRS)

C/2016 A3 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 13h 45m 36s   Dec: -06° 46’ 51”
Magnitude 20.6 fading in Virgo   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 185P/Petriew

185P/Petriew
R.A: 10h 17m 30s   Dec: +01° 45’ 35”
Magnitude 20.6 fading in Sextans   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2017 Y2 (PANSTARRS)

C/2017 Y2 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 22h 58m 22s   Dec: +53° 28’ 31”
Magnitude 20.6 in Cassiopeia   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2018 K1 (Weiland)

C/2018 K1 (Weiland)
R.A: 14h 15m 21s   Dec: -07° 17’ 04”
Magnitude 20.6 fading in Virgo   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon
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