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Comets

Browse and discover detailed information about 218 of the most interesting comets. Comets are listed in order of decreasing brightness.

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 = binocular, brighter than 10th magnitude
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
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Comet 4P/Faye

4P/Faye
R.A: 11h 08m 19s   Dec: +01° 48’ 20”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 19.4 (JPL)  fading
in Leo   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 199P/Shoemaker 4

199P/Shoemaker 4
R.A: 14h 34m 25s   Dec: +01° 23’ 28”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 19.4 (JPL)  brightening
in Virgo   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2014 UN271 (Bernardinelli-Bernstein)

C/2014 UN271 (Bernardinelli-Bernstein)
R.A: 02h 56m 30s   Dec: -60° 24’ 10”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 19.5 (JPL) 
in Horologium   object currently below the horizon

Comet 378P/McNaught

378P/McNaught
R.A: 02h 24m 00s   Dec: -08° 23’ 56”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 19.5 (JPL)  fading
in Cetus   object currently below the horizon

Comet 19P/Borrelly

19P/Borrelly
R.A: 12h 47m 03s   Dec: +17° 58’ 29”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 19.5 (JPL)  fading
in Coma   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 32P/Comas Sola

32P/Comas Sola
R.A: 23h 03m 33s   Dec: -18° 23’ 56”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 19.6 (JPL)  brightening
in Aquarius   object currently below the horizon

Comet 65P/Gunn

65P/Gunn
R.A: 09h 40m 02s   Dec: +22° 00’ 59”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 19.7 (JPL)  brightening
in Leo   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet P/2017 S5 (ATLAS)

P/2017 S5 (ATLAS)
R.A: 18h 12m 26s   Dec: -14° 43’ 34”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 19.9 (JPL) 
in Serpens   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 74P/Smirnova-Chernykh

74P/Smirnova-Chernykh
R.A: 23h 48m 40s   Dec: -08° 24’ 03”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 19.9 (JPL) 
in Aquarius   object currently below the horizon

Comet 230P/LINEAR

230P/LINEAR
R.A: 11h 04m 38s   Dec: +14° 31’ 33”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 20.1 (JPL)  fading
in Leo   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 126P/IRAS

126P/IRAS
R.A: 14h 31m 16s   Dec: -55° 17’ 24”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 20.1 (JPL)  brightening
in Lupus   object currently below the horizon

Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko

67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko
R.A: 12h 35m 39s   Dec: -02° 18’ 40”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 20.2 (JPL) 
in Virgo   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 110P/Hartley 3

110P/Hartley 3
R.A: 11h 58m 34s   Dec: -09° 10’ 44”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 20.2 (JPL)  fading
in Virgo   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 28P/Neujmin 1

28P/Neujmin 1
R.A: 07h 52m 29s   Dec: +33° 44’ 41”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 20.2 (JPL) 
in Gemini   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet Encke (2P/Encke)

Encke's Comet
R.A: 22h 57m 19s   Dec: -01° 36’ 33”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 20.2 (JPL) 
in Pisces   object currently below the horizon

Comet 263P/Gibbs

263P/Gibbs
R.A: 06h 17m 56s   Dec: +12° 35’ 19”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 20.2 (JPL)  brightening
in Orion   object currently below the horizon

Comet 75D/Kohoutek (Lost)

75D/Kohoutek (Lost)
R.A: 14h 13m 12s   Dec: -17° 11’ 09”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 20.3 (JPL)  fading
in Virgo   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 274P/Tombaugh-Tenagra

274P/Tombaugh-Tenagra
R.A: 12h 06m 17s   Dec: +12° 10’ 56”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 20.3 (JPL)  fading
in Virgo   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2022 N2 (PANSTARRS)

C/2022 N2 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 19h 30m 20s   Dec: -24° 02’ 04”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 20.3 (JPL) 
in Sagittarius   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2020 T2 (Palomar)

C/2020 T2 (Palomar)
R.A: 22h 38m 36s   Dec: -41° 51’ 03”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 20.3 (JPL)  fading
in Grus   object currently below the horizon
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