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Browse and discover detailed information about 135 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 T1 (Heinze)

C/2017 T1 (Heinze)
R.A: 14h 54m 47s   Dec: -71° 31’ 56”
Magnitude 20.7 fading in Apus   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2014 W2 (PANSTARRS)

C/2014 W2 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 15h 58m 05s   Dec: -37° 13’ 07”
Magnitude 20.7 fading in Lupus   object currently below the horizon

Comet 71P/Clark

71P/Clark
R.A: 03h 32m 47s   Dec: +15° 18’ 49”
Magnitude 20.7 in Taurus   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet P/2017 P1 (PANSTARRS)

P/2017 P1 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 23h 29m 00s   Dec: +04° 35’ 33”
Magnitude 20.8 in Pisces   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2013 US10 (CATALINA)

C/2013 US10 (CATALINA)
R.A: 03h 26m 03s   Dec: +43° 38’ 56”
Magnitude 20.8 in Perseus   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2016 T3 (PANSTARRS)

C/2016 T3 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 11h 14m 48s   Dec: -15° 57’ 33”
Magnitude 20.8 fading in Crater   object currently below the horizon

Comet 354P/LINEAR

354P/LINEAR
R.A: 16h 51m 24s   Dec: -27° 08’ 20”
Magnitude 21.2 fading in Scorpius   object currently below the horizon

Comet 81P/Wild 2

81P/Wild 2
R.A: 22h 34m 06s   Dec: -10° 20’ 53”
Magnitude 21.3 in Aquarius   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 217P/LINEAR

217P/LINEAR
R.A: 09h 52m 14s   Dec: +16° 33’ 12”
Magnitude 21.5 in Leo   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 9P/Tempel 1

9P/Tempel 1
R.A: 04h 03m 19s   Dec: +17° 10’ 03”
Magnitude 21.6 in Taurus   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2015 B1 (PANSTARRS)

C/2015 B1 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 15h 57m 26s   Dec: -39° 18’ 39”
Magnitude 21.6 fading in Lupus   object currently below the horizon

Comet 22P/Kopff

22P/Kopff
R.A: 06h 57m 18s   Dec: +21° 02’ 07”
Magnitude 21.7 in Gemini   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 77P/Longmore

77P/Longmore
R.A: 00h 45m 10s   Dec: -04° 02’ 18”
Magnitude 21.7 brightening in Cetus   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2015 X7 (ATLAS)

C/2015 X7 (ATLAS)
R.A: 14h 32m 13s   Dec: +40° 59’ 45”
Magnitude 21.8 in Bootes   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet P/2017 S5 (ATLAS)

P/2017 S5 (ATLAS)
R.A: 07h 11m 09s   Dec: +18° 37’ 30”
Magnitude 22.3 in Gemini   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 32P/Comas Sola

32P/Comas Sola
R.A: 18h 06m 13s   Dec: -30° 37’ 26”
Magnitude 22.4 in Sagittarius   object currently below the horizon

Comet 4P/Faye

4P/Faye
R.A: 14h 40m 51s   Dec: -10° 42’ 53”
Magnitude 22.5 fading in Libra   object currently below the horizon

Comet 96P/Machholz

96P/Machholz
R.A: 17h 26m 15s   Dec: -25° 50’ 58”
Magnitude 22.5 fading in Ophiucus   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2014 Q1 (PANSTARRS)

C/2014 Q1 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 20h 27m 11s   Dec: -65° 57’ 29”
Magnitude 22.5 in Pavo   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2018 A1 (PANSTARRS)

C/2018 A1 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 10h 18m 11s   Dec: +14° 49’ 27”
Magnitude 22.5 fading in Leo   object currently below the horizon
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