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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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 = binocular, brighter than 10th magnitude
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Comet P/2017 R1 (PANSTARRS)

P/2017 R1 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 03h 40m 15s   Dec: +16° 55’ 22”
Magnitude 22.6 in Taurus   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 10P/Tempel 2

10P/Tempel 2
R.A: 09h 19m 09s   Dec: +18° 43’ 06”
Magnitude 22.7 in Cancer   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 119P/Parker-Hartley

119P/Parker-Hartley
R.A: 15h 20m 05s   Dec: -18° 07’ 28”
Magnitude 22.8 in Libra   object currently below the horizon

Comet 88P/Howell

88P/Howell
R.A: 08h 52m 56s   Dec: +21° 04’ 24”
Magnitude 22.9 in Cancer   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 25D/Neujmin 2

25D/Neujmin 2
R.A: 02h 52m 11s   Dec: +22° 28’ 43”
Magnitude 22.9 brightening in Aries   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 116P/Wild 4

116P/Wild 4
R.A: 00h 18m 32s   Dec: +00° 00’ 04”
Magnitude 23.0 in Pisces   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 56P/Slaughter-Burnham

56P/Slaughter-Burnham
R.A: 10h 20m 40s   Dec: +11° 48’ 24”
Magnitude 23.3 fading in Leo   object currently below the horizon

Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko

67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko
R.A: 15h 04m 17s   Dec: -18° 31’ 03”
Magnitude 23.4 in Libra   object currently below the horizon

Comet 297P/Beshore (2008 J2)

297P/Beshore (2008 J2)
R.A: 05h 42m 05s   Dec: +19° 38’ 08”
Magnitude 23.6 brightening in Taurus   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 110P/Hartley 3

110P/Hartley 3
R.A: 18h 10m 52s   Dec: -24° 43’ 29”
Magnitude 23.9 in Sagittarius   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2016 U1 (NEOWISE)

C/2016 U1 (NEOWISE)
R.A: 03h 03m 53s   Dec: -13° 56’ 07”
Magnitude 23.9 in Eridanus   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2013 A1 (Siding Spring)

C/2013 A1 (Siding Spring)
R.A: 10h 34m 55s   Dec: +36° 42’ 45”
Magnitude 24.0 in Leo Minor   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 134P/Kowal-Vavrova

134P/Kowal-Vavrova
R.A: 01h 00m 37s   Dec: +07° 25’ 35”
Magnitude 24.3 brightening in Pisces   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 333P/LINEAR

333P/LINEAR
R.A: 19h 12m 05s   Dec: -27° 19’ 52”
Magnitude 24.3 fading in Sagittarius   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2017 S2 (PANSTARRS)

C/2017 S2 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 05h 06m 43s   Dec: +23° 39’ 46”
Magnitude 24.5 fading in Taurus   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 104P/Kowal 2

104P/Kowal 2
R.A: 15h 30m 52s   Dec: -17° 01’ 19”
Magnitude 24.8 fading in Libra   object currently below the horizon

Comet 6P/d'Arrest

6P/d'Arrest
R.A: 09h 32m 31s   Dec: +14° 55’ 38”
Magnitude 24.9 in Leo   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 19P/Borrelly

19P/Borrelly
R.A: 15h 43m 16s   Dec: -14° 42’ 01”
Magnitude 25.0 in Libra   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/1995 O1 (Hale-Bopp)

C/1995 O1 (Hale-Bopp)
R.A: 00h 04m 19s   Dec: -86° 30’ 17”
Magnitude 25.0 in Octans   object currently below the horizon

Comet 284P/McNaught

284P/McNaught
R.A: 11h 40m 00s   Dec: +08° 16’ 27”
Magnitude 25.1 in Virgo   object currently below the horizon
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