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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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Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Comet C/2017 Y2 (PANSTARRS)

C/2017 Y2 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 23h 47m 45s   Dec: +46° 25’ 16”
Magnitude 21.4 in Andromeda   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 81P/Wild 2

81P/Wild 2
R.A: 22h 49m 15s   Dec: -08° 12’ 59”
Magnitude 21.4 in Aquarius   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 22P/Kopff

22P/Kopff
R.A: 05h 47m 34s   Dec: +21° 25’ 53”
Magnitude 21.7 in Taurus   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet P/2017 S5 (ATLAS)

P/2017 S5 (ATLAS)
R.A: 04h 57m 44s   Dec: +21° 31’ 51”
Magnitude 21.7 fading in Taurus   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 9P/Tempel 1

9P/Tempel 1
R.A: 03h 01m 56s   Dec: +13° 14’ 57”
Magnitude 21.8 in Aries   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 77P/Longmore

77P/Longmore
R.A: 00h 30m 12s   Dec: -06° 23’ 22”
Magnitude 22.0 in Cetus   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 4P/Faye

4P/Faye
R.A: 14h 51m 45s   Dec: -11° 02’ 45”
Magnitude 22.1 in Libra   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2014 Q1 (PANSTARRS)

C/2014 Q1 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 21h 18m 54s   Dec: -62° 56’ 20”
Magnitude 22.2 in Pavo   object currently below the horizon

Comet 32P/Comas Sola

32P/Comas Sola
R.A: 18h 46m 38s   Dec: -29° 57’ 54”
Magnitude 22.3 in Sagittarius   object currently below the horizon

Comet 119P/Parker-Hartley

119P/Parker-Hartley
R.A: 15h 35m 50s   Dec: -19° 39’ 24”
Magnitude 22.4 fading in Libra   object currently below the horizon

Comet 10P/Tempel 2

10P/Tempel 2
R.A: 08h 07m 14s   Dec: +22° 29’ 19”
Magnitude 22.5 in Cancer   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 56P/Slaughter-Burnham

56P/Slaughter-Burnham
R.A: 09h 20m 48s   Dec: +18° 01’ 31”
Magnitude 22.5 fading in Cancer   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet P/2017 R1 (PANSTARRS)

P/2017 R1 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 02h 21m 08s   Dec: +12° 02’ 45”
Magnitude 22.8 in Aries   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko

67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko
R.A: 15h 24m 24s   Dec: -19° 31’ 30”
Magnitude 22.9 fading in Libra   object currently below the horizon

Comet 88P/Howell

88P/Howell
R.A: 07h 38m 41s   Dec: +25° 03’ 55”
Magnitude 22.9 fading in Gemini   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 116P/Wild 4

116P/Wild 4
R.A: 00h 05m 59s   Dec: -01° 15’ 28”
Magnitude 23.3 in Pisces   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2016 U1 (NEOWISE)

C/2016 U1 (NEOWISE)
R.A: 02h 42m 07s   Dec: -11° 48’ 17”
Magnitude 23.5 fading in Cetus   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2013 A1 (Siding Spring)

C/2013 A1 (Siding Spring)
R.A: 10h 21m 03s   Dec: +40° 25’ 47”
Magnitude 23.6 fading in Ursa Major   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2017 P2 (PANSTARRS)

C/2017 P2 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 00h 24m 06s   Dec: -00° 59’ 16”
Magnitude 23.7 fading in Pisces   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2016 S1 (PANSTARRS)

C/2016 S1 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 14h 50m 24s   Dec: -05° 15’ 31”
Magnitude 23.8 fading in Libra   object currently below the horizon
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