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Browse and discover detailed information about 148 of the most interesting comets. Comets are listed in order of decreasing brightness.

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Comet C/2018 E2 (Barros)

C/2018 E2 (Barros)
R.A: 04h 18m 41s   Dec: +08° 09’ 48”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 21.4 (JPL) 
in Taurus   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 22P/Kopff

22P/Kopff
R.A: 06h 42m 55s   Dec: +22° 13’ 00”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 21.6 (JPL)  fading
in Gemini   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 4P/Faye

4P/Faye
R.A: 16h 33m 08s   Dec: -14° 36’ 07”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 21.6 (JPL)  brightening
in Ophiucus   object currently below the horizon

Comet P/2017 P1 (PANSTARRS)

P/2017 P1 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 00h 49m 25s   Dec: +08° 55’ 29”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 21.6 (JPL) 
in Pisces   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 10P/Tempel 2

10P/Tempel 2
R.A: 09h 35m 27s   Dec: +22° 07’ 59”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 21.7 (JPL) 
in Leo   object currently below the horizon

Comet 354P/LINEAR

354P/LINEAR
R.A: 23h 29m 50s   Dec: -02° 03’ 15”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 21.7 (JPL)  brightening
in Pisces   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2014 W2 (PANSTARRS)

C/2014 W2 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 16h 52m 28s   Dec: -47° 14’ 36”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 21.7 (JPL)  fading
in Ara   object currently below the horizon

Comet 53P/Van Biesbroeck

53P/Van Biesbroeck
R.A: 04h 00m 36s   Dec: +14° 41’ 53”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 21.8 (JPL)  fading
in Taurus   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2013 US10 (CATALINA)

C/2013 US10 (CATALINA)
R.A: 02h 42m 47s   Dec: +38° 30’ 14”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 21.8 (JPL) 
in Perseus   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2017 K4 (ATLAS)

C/2017 K4 (ATLAS)
R.A: 02h 26m 44s   Dec: +28° 42’ 46”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 21.9 (JPL)  fading
in Triangulum   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2015 B1 (PANSTARRS)

C/2015 B1 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 18h 14m 38s   Dec: -42° 49’ 18”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 22.0 (JPL) 
in Corona Australis   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2017 O1 (ASASSN1)

C/2017 O1 (ASASSN1)
R.A: 12h 00m 30s   Dec: +28° 12’ 34”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 22.0 (JPL)  fading
in Coma   object currently below the horizon

Comet 119P/Parker-Hartley

119P/Parker-Hartley
R.A: 17h 45m 28s   Dec: -21° 21’ 57”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 22.2 (JPL)  brightening
in Sagittarius   object currently below the horizon

Comet 217P/LINEAR

217P/LINEAR
R.A: 10h 27m 55s   Dec: +18° 51’ 22”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 22.2 (JPL)  fading
in Leo   object currently below the horizon

Comet 9P/Tempel 1

9P/Tempel 1
R.A: 03h 56m 50s   Dec: +20° 04’ 24”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 22.3 (JPL) 
in Taurus   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 297P/Beshore (2008 J2)

297P/Beshore (2008 J2)
R.A: 05h 49m 41s   Dec: +23° 41’ 15”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 22.4 (JPL) 
in Taurus   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2016 T3 (PANSTARRS)

C/2016 T3 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 12h 51m 21s   Dec: -32° 18’ 03”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 22.4 (JPL)  fading
in Centaurus   object currently below the horizon

Comet 37P/Forbes

37P/Forbes
R.A: 02h 25m 30s   Dec: +21° 40’ 50”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 22.6 (JPL)  fading
in Aries   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 185P/Petriew

185P/Petriew
R.A: 11h 46m 06s   Dec: -07° 06’ 44”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 22.7 (JPL)  fading
in Crater   object currently below the horizon

Comet 81P/Wild 2

81P/Wild 2
R.A: 23h 47m 51s   Dec: -02° 59’ 37”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 22.7 (JPL) 
in Pisces   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon
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