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Browse and discover detailed information about 168 of the most interesting comets. Comets are listed in order of decreasing brightness.

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Comet 81P/Wild 2

81P/Wild 2
R.A: 23h 39m 54s   Dec: -05° 02’ 10”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 22.2 (JPL) 
in Aquarius   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2013 X1 (PANSTARRS)

C/2013 X1 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 12h 01m 00s   Dec: -13° 47’ 07”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 22.2 (JPL) 
in Corvus   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 9P/Tempel 1

9P/Tempel 1
R.A: 05h 56m 47s   Dec: +25° 18’ 39”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 22.2 (JPL) 
in Taurus   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2015 ER61 (PANSTARRS)

C/2015 ER61 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 05h 59m 46s   Dec: +20° 12’ 40”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 22.3 (JPL) 
in Orion   object currently below the horizon

Comet 49P/Arend-Rigaux

49P/Arend-Rigaux
R.A: 14h 56m 48s   Dec: -01° 26’ 09”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 22.5 (JPL)  fading
in Libra   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 53P/Van Biesbroeck

53P/Van Biesbroeck
R.A: 05h 12m 49s   Dec: +15° 56’ 57”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 22.5 (JPL) 
in Orion   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2015 B1 (PANSTARRS)

C/2015 B1 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 17h 47m 39s   Dec: -40° 24’ 27”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 22.6 (JPL)  fading
in Scorpius   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2014 W2 (PANSTARRS)

C/2014 W2 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 16h 11m 08s   Dec: -46° 19’ 25”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 22.7 (JPL)  fading
in Norma   object currently below the horizon

Comet 71P/Clark

71P/Clark
R.A: 05h 47m 10s   Dec: +26° 24’ 05”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 22.7 (JPL) 
in Taurus   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 32P/Comas Sola

32P/Comas Sola
R.A: 19h 10m 31s   Dec: -30° 43’ 04”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 22.8 (JPL)  fading
in Sagittarius   object currently below the horizon

Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko

67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko
R.A: 16h 30m 45s   Dec: -24° 09’ 50”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 23.0 (JPL)  fading
in Ophiucus   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 14P/Wolf

14P/Wolf
R.A: 08h 31m 29s   Dec: -08° 18’ 42”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 23.0 (JPL) 
in Hydra   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2017 K6 (Jacques)

C/2017 K6 (Jacques)
R.A: 10h 45m 49s   Dec: +56° 01’ 26”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 23.0 (JPL) 
in Ursa Major   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 116P/Wild 4

116P/Wild 4
R.A: 01h 51m 14s   Dec: +12° 03’ 28”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 23.0 (JPL) 
in Aries   object currently below the horizon

Comet 289P/Blanpain

289P/Blanpain
R.A: 22h 43m 12s   Dec: -24° 53’ 59”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 23.3 (JPL)  brightening
in Pisces Austrinus   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2017 K4 (ATLAS)

C/2017 K4 (ATLAS)
R.A: 03h 52m 07s   Dec: +37° 21’ 02”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 23.3 (JPL)  fading
in Perseus   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 217P/LINEAR

217P/LINEAR
R.A: 11h 52m 45s   Dec: +09° 24’ 49”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 23.3 (JPL) 
in Virgo   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 16P/Brooks 2

16P/Brooks 2
R.A: 16h 08m 14s   Dec: -18° 33’ 49”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 23.4 (JPL) 
in Scorpius   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 269P/Jedicke

269P/Jedicke
R.A: 15h 59m 14s   Dec: -20° 01’ 35”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 23.5 (JPL) 
in Libra   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 290P/Jager

290P/Jager
R.A: 19h 08m 00s   Dec: -26° 41’ 35”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 23.5 (JPL)  fading
in Sagittarius   object currently below the horizon
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