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Comet C/2015 ER61 (PANSTARRS)

C/2015 ER61 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 05h 55m 13s   Dec: +20° 35’ 53”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 22.2 (JPL)  fading
in Orion   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2015 B1 (PANSTARRS)

C/2015 B1 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 17h 35m 01s   Dec: -42° 19’ 49”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 22.3 (JPL)  fading
in Scorpius   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2014 W2 (PANSTARRS)

C/2014 W2 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 16h 00m 54s   Dec: -46° 49’ 50”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 22.3 (JPL)  fading
in Norma   object currently below the horizon

Comet 77P/Longmore

77P/Longmore
R.A: 02h 11m 52s   Dec: +19° 09’ 35”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 22.4 (JPL)  brightening
in Aries   object currently below the horizon

Comet 110P/Hartley 3

110P/Hartley 3
R.A: 20h 36m 57s   Dec: -11° 45’ 32”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 22.6 (JPL) 
in Capricornus   object currently below the horizon

Comet 32P/Comas Sola

32P/Comas Sola
R.A: 19h 14m 02s   Dec: -31° 29’ 30”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 22.6 (JPL) 
in Sagittarius   object currently below the horizon

Comet 53P/Van Biesbroeck

53P/Van Biesbroeck
R.A: 05h 08m 25s   Dec: +16° 38’ 12”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 22.6 (JPL) 
in Taurus   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2018 Y1 (Iwamoto)

C/2018 Y1 (Iwamoto)
R.A: 04h 30m 14s   Dec: +41° 08’ 08”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 22.7 (JPL)  fading
in Perseus   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 9P/Tempel 1

9P/Tempel 1
R.A: 05h 39m 00s   Dec: +24° 17’ 23”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 22.7 (JPL) 
in Taurus   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2017 K6 (Jacques)

C/2017 K6 (Jacques)
R.A: 09h 46m 18s   Dec: +55° 00’ 22”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 22.7 (JPL)  fading
in Ursa Major   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko

67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko
R.A: 16h 07m 09s   Dec: -23° 27’ 22”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 22.8 (JPL)  fading
in Scorpius   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 14P/Wolf

14P/Wolf
R.A: 07h 49m 28s   Dec: -02° 41’ 21”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 23.0 (JPL) 
in Monoceros   object currently below the horizon

Comet 71P/Clark

71P/Clark
R.A: 05h 30m 57s   Dec: +25° 09’ 27”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 23.0 (JPL) 
in Taurus   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2017 K4 (ATLAS)

C/2017 K4 (ATLAS)
R.A: 03h 56m 01s   Dec: +35° 49’ 08”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 23.0 (JPL)  fading
in Perseus   object currently below the horizon

Comet 60P/Tsuchinshan 2

60P/Tsuchinshan 2
R.A: 13h 32m 40s   Dec: -12° 00’ 41”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 23.0 (JPL)  fading
in Virgo   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 269P/Jedicke

269P/Jedicke
R.A: 15h 40m 54s   Dec: -19° 15’ 52”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 23.2 (JPL)  fading
in Libra   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 217P/LINEAR

217P/LINEAR
R.A: 11h 15m 08s   Dec: +12° 54’ 05”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 23.2 (JPL) 
in Leo   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 290P/Jager

290P/Jager
R.A: 19h 11m 55s   Dec: -27° 22’ 54”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 23.2 (JPL)  fading
in Sagittarius   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2018 E2 (Barros)

C/2018 E2 (Barros)
R.A: 05h 04m 54s   Dec: +16° 57’ 22”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 23.3 (JPL)  fading
in Taurus   object currently below the horizon

Comet 116P/Wild 4

116P/Wild 4
R.A: 02h 12m 25s   Dec: +13° 33’ 16”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 23.4 (JPL)  brightening
in Aries   object currently below the horizon
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