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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 25D/Neujmin 2

25D/Neujmin 2
R.A: 23h 27m 31s   Dec: +01° 57’ 53”
Magnitude 25.2 in Pisces   object currently below the horizon

Comet Halley (1P/Halley)

Halley's Comet
R.A: 08h 30m 37s   Dec: +01° 33’ 05”
Magnitude 25.5 in Hydra   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 154P/Brewington

154P/Brewington
R.A: 13h 08m 14s   Dec: -17° 21’ 24”
Magnitude 25.6 in Virgo   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 7P/Pons-Winnecke

7P/Pons-Winnecke
R.A: 05h 40m 03s   Dec: +17° 24’ 29”
Magnitude 26.0 in Taurus   object currently below the horizon

Comet 11P/Tempel-Swift-LINEAR

11P/Tempel-Swift-LINEAR
R.A: 15h 03m 00s   Dec: -20° 02’ 47”
Magnitude 26.2 in Libra   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 51P/Harrington

51P/Harrington
R.A: 10h 51m 25s   Dec: +12° 33’ 31”
Magnitude 26.5 brightening in Leo   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 210P/Christensen

210P/Christensen
R.A: 17h 22m 36s   Dec: -21° 43’ 44”
Magnitude 26.7 in Ophiucus   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 92P/Sanguin

92P/Sanguin
R.A: 09h 20m 22s   Dec: -00° 18’ 28”
Magnitude 27.1 in Hydra   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 319P/Catalina-McNaught

319P/Catalina-McNaught
R.A: 08h 50m 30s   Dec: +20° 20’ 08”
Magnitude 27.3 in Cancer   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2017 U1 (PANSTARRS)

C/2017 U1 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 23h 16m 54s   Dec: +06° 43’ 01”
Magnitude 27.4 fading in Pisces   object currently below the horizon

Comet 252P/LINEAR

252P/LINEAR
R.A: 21h 37m 13s   Dec: -07° 55’ 38”
Magnitude 28.1 fading in Aquarius   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2017 E1 (Borisov)

C/2017 E1 (Borisov)
R.A: 03h 31m 23s   Dec: -01° 42’ 29”
Magnitude 28.6 fading in Eridanus   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)

C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)
R.A: 17h 48m 46s   Dec: +03° 15’ 47”
Magnitude 28.7 fading in Ophiucus   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet P/2014 L2 (NEOWISE)

P/2014 L2 (NEOWISE)
R.A: 08h 19m 07s   Dec: +16° 31’ 08”
Magnitude 28.9 in Cancer   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 15P/Finlay

15P/Finlay
R.A: 12h 21m 18s   Dec: -00° 19’ 45”
Magnitude 29.1 in Virgo   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 294P/LINEAR

294P/LINEAR
R.A: 00h 25m 07s   Dec: +25° 10’ 43”
Magnitude 29.3 in Andromeda   object currently below the horizon

Comet 12P/Pons-Brooks

12P/Pons-Brooks
R.A: 17h 45m 46s   Dec: +10° 28’ 37”
Magnitude 29.3 in Ophiucus   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 209P/LINEAR

209P/LINEAR
R.A: 03h 30m 45s   Dec: +15° 31’ 17”
Magnitude 29.4 in Taurus   object currently below the horizon

Comet 52P/Harrington-Abell

52P/Harrington-Abell
R.A: 19h 24m 58s   Dec: -28° 11’ 02”
Magnitude 29.8 fading in Sagittarius   object currently below the horizon

Comet 80P/Peters-Hartley

80P/Peters-Hartley
R.A: 02h 25m 38s   Dec: +35° 16’ 20”
Magnitude 30.3 in Triangulum   object currently below the horizon
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