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Browse and discover detailed information about 108 of the most interesting comets. Comets are listed in order of decreasing brightness.

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Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Comet 10P/Tempel 2

10P/Tempel 2
R.A: 08h 45m 01s   Dec: +17° 54’ 54”
Magnitude 22.1 brightening in Cancer   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 116P/Wild 4

116P/Wild 4
R.A: 21h 31m 27s   Dec: -17° 25’ 42”
Magnitude 22.2 fading in Capricornus   object currently below the horizon

Comet 88P/Howell

88P/Howell
R.A: 08h 13m 10s   Dec: +24° 02’ 16”
Magnitude 22.5 brightening in Cancer   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 32P/Comas Sola

32P/Comas Sola
R.A: 17h 34m 10s   Dec: -27° 41’ 12”
Magnitude 22.5 fading in Ophiucus   object currently below the horizon

Comet 4P/Faye

4P/Faye
R.A: 14h 44m 00s   Dec: -12° 56’ 25”
Magnitude 22.9 brightening in Libra   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2013 A1 (Siding Spring)

C/2013 A1 (Siding Spring)
R.A: 11h 20m 08s   Dec: +37° 09’ 13”
Magnitude 22.9 in Ursa Major   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 119P/Parker-Hartley

119P/Parker-Hartley
R.A: 15h 03m 30s   Dec: -18° 29’ 57”
Magnitude 23.0 in Libra   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko

67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko
R.A: 15h 08m 40s   Dec: -17° 20’ 31”
Magnitude 23.3 fading in Libra   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 297P/Beshore (2008 J2)

297P/Beshore (2008 J2)
R.A: 03h 15m 21s   Dec: +08° 14’ 47”
Magnitude 23.3 in Cetus   object currently below the horizon

Comet 46P/Wirtanen

46P/Wirtanen
R.A: 19h 08m 10s   Dec: -28° 06’ 46”
Magnitude 23.4 brightening in Sagittarius   object currently below the horizon

Comet 134P/Kowal-Vavrova

134P/Kowal-Vavrova
R.A: 23h 43m 52s   Dec: -00° 05’ 47”
Magnitude 23.5 in Pisces   object currently below the horizon

Comet 226P/Pigott-LINEAR-Kowalski

226P/Pigott-LINEAR-Kowalski
R.A: 13h 13m 27s   Dec: +35° 28’ 22”
Magnitude 23.6 fading in Canes   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 333P/LINEAR

333P/LINEAR
R.A: 19h 28m 13s   Dec: -18° 13’ 48”
Magnitude 23.9 fading in Sagittarius   object currently below the horizon

Comet 104P/Kowal 2

104P/Kowal 2
R.A: 15h 22m 07s   Dec: -19° 08’ 41”
Magnitude 24.2 in Libra   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 6P/d'Arrest

6P/d'Arrest
R.A: 09h 18m 26s   Dec: +11° 34’ 29”
Magnitude 24.3 brightening in Cancer   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 110P/Hartley 3

110P/Hartley 3
R.A: 17h 06m 14s   Dec: -27° 13’ 22”
Magnitude 24.5 fading in Ophiucus   object currently below the horizon

Comet 41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak

41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak
R.A: 20h 32m 28s   Dec: -19° 25’ 40”
Magnitude 24.9 fading in Capricornus   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/1995 O1 (Hale-Bopp)

C/1995 O1 (Hale-Bopp)
R.A: 22h 30m 00s   Dec: -85° 48’ 29”
Magnitude 24.9 in Octans   object currently below the horizon

Comet 19P/Borrelly

19P/Borrelly
R.A: 15h 48m 54s   Dec: -10° 46’ 31”
Magnitude 24.9 in Libra   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 284P/McNaught

284P/McNaught
R.A: 11h 29m 12s   Dec: +06° 37’ 17”
Magnitude 24.9 brightening in Leo   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon
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