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Browse and discover detailed information about 169 of the most interesting comets. Comets are listed in order of decreasing brightness.

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Comet 32P/Comas Sola

32P/Comas Sola
R.A: 19h 46m 14s   Dec: -30° 20’ 44”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 22.5 (JPL) 
in Sagittarius   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 81P/Wild 2

81P/Wild 2
R.A: 00h 13m 53s   Dec: -00° 33’ 11”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 22.5 (JPL)  brightening
in Pisces   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2017 K4 (ATLAS)

C/2017 K4 (ATLAS)
R.A: 03h 16m 55s   Dec: +32° 14’ 23”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 22.5 (JPL)  fading
in Perseus   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko

67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko
R.A: 16h 27m 05s   Dec: -24° 28’ 16”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 22.6 (JPL) 
in Ophiucus   object currently below the horizon

Comet 210P/Christensen

210P/Christensen
R.A: 19h 58m 23s   Dec: -24° 15’ 29”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 22.7 (JPL)  brightening
in Sagittarius   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 53P/Van Biesbroeck

53P/Van Biesbroeck
R.A: 04h 35m 07s   Dec: +16° 13’ 04”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 22.7 (JPL) 
in Taurus   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 14P/Wolf

14P/Wolf
R.A: 06h 40m 00s   Dec: +00° 35’ 15”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 22.7 (JPL)  fading
in Monoceros   object currently below the horizon

Comet 269P/Jedicke

269P/Jedicke
R.A: 15h 46m 45s   Dec: -19° 51’ 09”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 22.8 (JPL) 
in Libra   object currently below the horizon

Comet 77P/Longmore

77P/Longmore
R.A: 01h 53m 28s   Dec: +14° 37’ 49”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 22.8 (JPL)  brightening
in Aries   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 217P/LINEAR

217P/LINEAR
R.A: 10h 36m 50s   Dec: +17° 07’ 16”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 22.8 (JPL)  fading
in Leo   object currently below the horizon

Comet 185P/Petriew

185P/Petriew
R.A: 11h 43m 36s   Dec: -04° 22’ 09”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 22.9 (JPL)  fading
in Virgo   object currently below the horizon

Comet 9P/Tempel 1

9P/Tempel 1
R.A: 04h 45m 30s   Dec: +22° 31’ 31”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 23.0 (JPL) 
in Taurus   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2016 T3 (PANSTARRS)

C/2016 T3 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 12h 42m 31s   Dec: -28° 24’ 08”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 23.0 (JPL)  fading
in Hydra   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2018 E2 (Barros)

C/2018 E2 (Barros)
R.A: 04h 44m 04s   Dec: +12° 58’ 19”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 23.0 (JPL)  fading
in Taurus   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 110P/Hartley 3

110P/Hartley 3
R.A: 21h 13m 51s   Dec: -11° 04’ 11”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 23.1 (JPL)  brightening
in Aquarius   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2015 X7 (ATLAS)

C/2015 X7 (ATLAS)
R.A: 16h 01m 17s   Dec: +43° 20’ 45”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 23.1 (JPL) 
in Hercules   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 71P/Clark

71P/Clark
R.A: 04h 34m 53s   Dec: +23° 00’ 52”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 23.1 (JPL) 
in Taurus   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 290P/Jager

290P/Jager
R.A: 19h 36m 29s   Dec: -27° 10’ 06”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 23.1 (JPL) 
in Sagittarius   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 46P/Wirtanen

46P/Wirtanen
R.A: 11h 29m 25s   Dec: +15° 37’ 31”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 23.2 (JPL)  fading
in Leo   object currently below the horizon

Comet 16P/Brooks 2

16P/Brooks 2
R.A: 15h 37m 44s   Dec: -15° 40’ 30”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 23.3 (JPL) 
in Libra   object currently below the horizon
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