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Browse and discover detailed information about 120 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 S2 (PANSTARRS)

C/2017 S2 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 03h 40m 23s   Dec: +18° 16’ 21”
Magnitude 23.8 fading in Taurus   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 110P/Hartley 3

110P/Hartley 3
R.A: 18h 59m 44s   Dec: -25° 42’ 06”
Magnitude 23.9 brightening in Sagittarius   object currently below the horizon

Comet 297P/Beshore (2008 J2)

297P/Beshore (2008 J2)
R.A: 04h 21m 23s   Dec: +17° 07’ 04”
Magnitude 24.1 in Taurus   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 104P/Kowal 2

104P/Kowal 2
R.A: 15h 56m 33s   Dec: -18° 57’ 15”
Magnitude 24.1 fading in Libra   object currently below the horizon

Comet 333P/LINEAR

333P/LINEAR
R.A: 20h 19m 44s   Dec: -21° 46’ 56”
Magnitude 24.2 in Capricornus   object currently below the horizon

Comet 134P/Kowal-Vavrova

134P/Kowal-Vavrova
R.A: 00h 51m 08s   Dec: +06° 29’ 11”
Magnitude 24.4 in Pisces   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 25D/Neujmin 2

25D/Neujmin 2
R.A: 01h 43m 17s   Dec: +15° 12’ 10”
Magnitude 24.5 brightening in Pisces   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 19P/Borrelly

19P/Borrelly
R.A: 16h 13m 21s   Dec: -13° 03’ 27”
Magnitude 24.6 in Scorpius   object currently below the horizon

Comet 6P/d'Arrest

6P/d'Arrest
R.A: 08h 37m 24s   Dec: +17° 40’ 09”
Magnitude 24.7 in Cancer   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 284P/McNaught

284P/McNaught
R.A: 10h 56m 15s   Dec: +13° 04’ 02”
Magnitude 24.8 fading in Leo   object currently below the horizon

Comet 226P/Pigott-LINEAR-Kowalski

226P/Pigott-LINEAR-Kowalski
R.A: 12h 30m 54s   Dec: +40° 50’ 53”
Magnitude 24.9 fading in Canes Venatici   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/1995 O1 (Hale-Bopp)

C/1995 O1 (Hale-Bopp)
R.A: 00h 23m 37s   Dec: -84° 42’ 53”
Magnitude 25.0 in Octans   object currently below the horizon

Comet 11P/Tempel-Swift-LINEAR

11P/Tempel-Swift-LINEAR
R.A: 15h 27m 26s   Dec: -19° 47’ 01”
Magnitude 25.2 in Libra   object currently below the horizon

Comet 154P/Brewington

154P/Brewington
R.A: 12h 41m 52s   Dec: -18° 07’ 33”
Magnitude 25.5 in Corvus   object currently below the horizon

Comet 210P/Christensen

210P/Christensen
R.A: 18h 26m 01s   Dec: -22° 31’ 53”
Magnitude 25.6 brightening in Sagittarius   object currently below the horizon

Comet Halley (1P/Halley)

Halley's Comet
R.A: 08h 18m 47s   Dec: +02° 43’ 45”
Magnitude 25.6 in Hydra   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 213P/Van Ness

213P/Van Ness
R.A: 02h 44m 23s   Dec: +23° 55’ 32”
Magnitude 25.7 fading in Aries   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 7P/Pons-Winnecke

7P/Pons-Winnecke
R.A: 05h 38m 40s   Dec: +21° 43’ 49”
Magnitude 26.8 in Taurus   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 51P/Harrington

51P/Harrington
R.A: 10h 08m 10s   Dec: +17° 04’ 19”
Magnitude 27.2 fading in Leo   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 319P/Catalina-McNaught

319P/Catalina-McNaught
R.A: 08h 09m 28s   Dec: +24° 08’ 46”
Magnitude 27.9 fading in Cancer   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon
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