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Browse and discover detailed information about 114 of the most interesting comets. Comets are listed in order of decreasing brightness.

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Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Comet 71P/Clark

71P/Clark
R.A: 00h 05m 03s   Dec: -05° 29’ 17”
Magnitude 19.7 fading in Pisces   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2014 W2 (PANSTARRS)

C/2014 W2 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 17h 09m 24s   Dec: -31° 57’ 13”
Magnitude 19.9 in Scorpius   object currently below the horizon

Comet 269P/Jedicke

269P/Jedicke
R.A: 15h 10m 41s   Dec: -20° 15’ 00”
Magnitude 20.0 in Libra   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2014 F3 (Sheppard-Trujillo)

C/2014 F3 (Sheppard-Trujillo)
R.A: 16h 51m 15s   Dec: -28° 49’ 39”
Magnitude 20.1 in Scorpius   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2017 S7 (Lemmon)

C/2017 S6 (Lemmon)
R.A: 04h 08m 28s   Dec: -00° 13’ 47”
Magnitude 20.1 in Eridanus   object currently below the horizon

Comet 17P/Holmes

17P/Holmes
R.A: 12h 03m 16s   Dec: -14° 42’ 32”
Magnitude 20.2 in Corvus   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2012 K1 (PANSTARRS)

C/2012 K1 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 22h 07m 57s   Dec: -18° 21’ 33”
Magnitude 20.3 fading in Aquarius   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2015 X7 (ATLAS)

C/2015 X7 (ATLAS)
R.A: 15h 01m 11s   Dec: +43° 16’ 15”
Magnitude 20.4 fading in Bootes   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet P/2017 S5 (ATLAS)

P/2017 S5 (ATLAS)
R.A: 02h 21m 42s   Dec: +16° 44’ 35”
Magnitude 20.4 fading in Aries   object currently below the horizon

Comet Encke (2P/Encke)

Encke's Comet
R.A: 22h 09m 43s   Dec: -12° 23’ 16”
Magnitude 20.5 fading in Aquarius   object currently below the horizon

Comet 290P/Jager

290P/Jager
R.A: 19h 02m 05s   Dec: -30° 35’ 01”
Magnitude 20.5 in Sagittarius   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2016 Q2 (PANSTARRS)

C/2016 Q2 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 21h 03m 21s   Dec: -00° 57’ 16”
Magnitude 20.6 in Aquarius   object currently below the horizon

Comet 22P/Kopff

22P/Kopff
R.A: 04h 56m 39s   Dec: +19° 46’ 44”
Magnitude 21.0 fading in Taurus   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 56P/Slaughter-Burnham

56P/Slaughter-Burnham
R.A: 09h 22m 45s   Dec: +19° 59’ 37”
Magnitude 21.2 fading in Leo   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 81P/Wild 2

81P/Wild 2
R.A: 21h 43m 39s   Dec: -13° 53’ 18”
Magnitude 21.3 fading in Capricornus   object currently below the horizon

Comet 9P/Tempel 1

9P/Tempel 1
R.A: 01h 38m 10s   Dec: +04° 43’ 29”
Magnitude 21.3 fading in Pisces   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2015 B1 (PANSTARRS)

C/2015 B1 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 16h 30m 47s   Dec: -38° 58’ 50”
Magnitude 21.4 in Scorpius   object currently below the horizon

Comet P/2017 P1 (PANSTARRS)

P/2017 P1 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 22h 14m 25s   Dec: -04° 26’ 36”
Magnitude 21.5 in Aquarius   object currently below the horizon

Comet 77P/Longmore

77P/Longmore
R.A: 23h 11m 17s   Dec: -16° 39’ 30”
Magnitude 21.8 in Aquarius   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2017 P2 (PANSTARRS)

C/2017 P2 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 22h 03m 56s   Dec: +00° 02’ 38”
Magnitude 21.9 fading in Aquarius   object currently below the horizon
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