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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 C/2017 Y2 (PANSTARRS)

C/2017 Y2 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 23h 23m 46s   Dec: +40° 53’ 18”
Magnitude 21.9 in Andromeda   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 10P/Tempel 2

10P/Tempel 2
R.A: 07h 51m 30s   Dec: +22° 27’ 58”
Magnitude 22.1 fading in Gemini   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2014 Q1 (PANSTARRS)

C/2014 Q1 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 20h 52m 05s   Dec: -59° 07’ 11”
Magnitude 22.1 in Indus   object currently below the horizon

Comet 46P/Wirtanen

46P/Wirtanen
R.A: 21h 10m 54s   Dec: -22° 57’ 20”
Magnitude 22.3 brightening in Capricornus   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 4P/Faye

4P/Faye
R.A: 15h 25m 06s   Dec: -14° 32’ 36”
Magnitude 22.5 brightening in Libra   object currently below the horizon

Comet 88P/Howell

88P/Howell
R.A: 07h 16m 07s   Dec: +26° 44’ 05”
Magnitude 22.5 in Gemini   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2016 S1 (PANSTARRS)

C/2016 S1 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 16h 00m 18s   Dec: -23° 07’ 56”
Magnitude 22.5 fading in Scorpius   object currently below the horizon

Comet P/2017 R1 (PANSTARRS)

P/2017 R1 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 00h 31m 55s   Dec: +01° 37’ 13”
Magnitude 22.5 fading in Cetus   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 32P/Comas Sola

32P/Comas Sola
R.A: 18h 39m 42s   Dec: -28° 18’ 49”
Magnitude 22.6 in Sagittarius   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2016 U1 (NEOWISE)

C/2016 U1 (NEOWISE)
R.A: 01h 53m 36s   Dec: -17° 51’ 08”
Magnitude 22.6 fading in Cetus   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 119P/Parker-Hartley

119P/Parker-Hartley
R.A: 16h 00m 56s   Dec: -21° 28’ 35”
Magnitude 22.7 in Scorpius   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2017 S2 (PANSTARRS)

C/2017 S2 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 01h 57m 01s   Dec: +07° 40’ 54”
Magnitude 22.7 fading in Pisces   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko

67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko
R.A: 15h 59m 04s   Dec: -20° 44’ 58”
Magnitude 23.1 brightening in Scorpius   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2013 A1 (Siding Spring)

C/2013 A1 (Siding Spring)
R.A: 10h 52m 14s   Dec: +41° 48’ 17”
Magnitude 23.1 in Ursa Major   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 213P/Van Ness

213P/Van Ness
R.A: 23h 59m 11s   Dec: +07° 19’ 08”
Magnitude 23.1 fading in Pisces   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 116P/Wild 4

116P/Wild 4
R.A: 22h 50m 57s   Dec: -09° 20’ 54”
Magnitude 23.2 in Aquarius   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 297P/Beshore (2008 J2)

297P/Beshore (2008 J2)
R.A: 03h 06m 15s   Dec: +11° 04’ 22”
Magnitude 23.9 in Aries   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 226P/Pigott-LINEAR-Kowalski

226P/Pigott-LINEAR-Kowalski
R.A: 13h 45m 56s   Dec: +43° 26’ 31”
Magnitude 24.0 fading in Canes Venatici   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 6P/d'Arrest

6P/d'Arrest
R.A: 08h 37m 46s   Dec: +15° 43’ 15”
Magnitude 24.2 in Cancer   object currently below the horizon

Comet 134P/Kowal-Vavrova

134P/Kowal-Vavrova
R.A: 00h 08m 32s   Dec: +02° 06’ 27”
Magnitude 24.2 fading in Pisces   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon
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