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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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Comet 119P/Parker-Hartley

119P/Parker-Hartley
R.A: 14h 10m 57s   Dec: -14° 49’ 28”
Magnitude 22.8 in Virgo   object currently below the horizon

Comet 4P/Faye

4P/Faye
R.A: 14h 00m 14s   Dec: -09° 37’ 10”
Magnitude 22.8 in Virgo   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2013 A1 (Siding Spring)

C/2013 A1 (Siding Spring)
R.A: 11h 06m 39s   Dec: +36° 34’ 54”
Magnitude 22.8 in Ursa Major   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2015 T4 (PANSTARRS)

C/2015 T4 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 16h 04m 46s   Dec: -13° 53’ 40”
Magnitude 22.8 fading in Scorpius   object currently below the horizon

Comet 52P/Harrington-Abell

52P/Harrington-Abell
R.A: 11h 43m 31s   Dec: +01° 52’ 24”
Magnitude 23.0 in Virgo   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2016 A8 (LINEAR)

C/2016 A8 (LINEAR)
R.A: 14h 50m 24s   Dec: -39° 37’ 46”
Magnitude 23.0 fading in Centaurus   object currently below the horizon

Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko

67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko
R.A: 14h 19m 40s   Dec: -13° 15’ 28”
Magnitude 23.0 fading in Virgo   object currently below the horizon

Comet 134P/Kowal-Vavrova

134P/Kowal-Vavrova
R.A: 00h 01m 30s   Dec: +02° 09’ 31”
Magnitude 23.1 fading in Pisces   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2013 V5 (Oukaimeden)

C/2013 V5 (Oukaimeden)
R.A: 12h 02m 06s   Dec: +23° 49’ 53”
Magnitude 23.5 in Coma   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2015 F4 (Jacques)

C/2015 F4 (Jacques)
R.A: 06h 56m 06s   Dec: +35° 29’ 22”
Magnitude 24.0 in Auriga   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2015 G2 (MASTER)

C/2015 G2 (MASTER)
R.A: 04h 56m 49s   Dec: +45° 00’ 35”
Magnitude 24.1 in Auriga   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2014 F2 (Tenagra)

C/2014 F2 (Tenagra)
R.A: 06h 25m 33s   Dec: +26° 12’ 35”
Magnitude 24.3 in Gemini   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2014 AA52 (Catalina)

C/2014 AA52 (Catalina)
R.A: 19h 20m 10s   Dec: +34° 47’ 55”
Magnitude 24.5 in Lyra   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 19P/Borrelly

19P/Borrelly
R.A: 15h 05m 33s   Dec: -06° 06’ 19”
Magnitude 24.6 fading in Libra   object currently below the horizon

Comet 6P/d'Arrest

6P/d'Arrest
R.A: 08h 56m 53s   Dec: +12° 52’ 58”
Magnitude 24.6 brightening in Cancer   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 110P/Hartley 3

110P/Hartley 3
R.A: 00h 00m 38s   Dec: -28° 10’ 19”
Magnitude 24.9 fading in Sculptor   object currently below the horizon

Comet 284P/McNaught

284P/McNaught
R.A: 10h 45m 06s   Dec: +09° 58’ 57”
Magnitude 25.1 in Leo   object currently below the horizon

Comet 25D/Neujmin 2

25D/Neujmin 2
R.A: 23h 57m 30s   Dec: +05° 41’ 32”
Magnitude 25.2 in Pisces   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 53P/Van Biesbroeck

53P/Van Biesbroeck
R.A: 10h 16m 22s   Dec: +15° 06’ 37”
Magnitude 25.5 in Leo   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet Halley (1P/Halley)

Halley's Comet
R.A: 08h 30m 19s   Dec: +02° 04’ 27”
Magnitude 25.5 in Hydra   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon
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