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Browse and discover detailed information about 114 of the most interesting comets. Comets are listed in order of decreasing brightness.

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= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Comet 104P/Kowal 2

104P/Kowal 2
R.A: 16h 26m 52s   Dec: -21° 27’ 08”
Magnitude 24.2 in Ophiucus   object currently below the horizon

Comet 333P/LINEAR

333P/LINEAR
R.A: 20h 16m 03s   Dec: -19° 02’ 32”
Magnitude 24.4 in Capricornus   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 110P/Hartley 3

110P/Hartley 3
R.A: 18h 39m 14s   Dec: -26° 37’ 35”
Magnitude 24.4 brightening in Sagittarius   object currently below the horizon

Comet 284P/McNaught

284P/McNaught
R.A: 11h 25m 24s   Dec: +09° 39’ 20”
Magnitude 24.4 in Leo   object currently below the horizon

Comet 19P/Borrelly

19P/Borrelly
R.A: 16h 40m 25s   Dec: -13° 31’ 47”
Magnitude 24.8 in Ophiucus   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/1995 O1 (Hale-Bopp)

C/1995 O1 (Hale-Bopp)
R.A: 23h 18m 02s   Dec: -84° 05’ 08”
Magnitude 24.9 in Octans   object currently below the horizon

Comet 25D/Neujmin 2

25D/Neujmin 2
R.A: 00h 14m 14s   Dec: +05° 55’ 10”
Magnitude 25.2 in Pisces   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 154P/Brewington

154P/Brewington
R.A: 13h 16m 50s   Dec: -20° 54’ 43”
Magnitude 25.4 in Virgo   object currently below the horizon

Comet Halley (1P/Halley)

Halley's Comet
R.A: 08h 21m 12s   Dec: +01° 54’ 55”
Magnitude 25.5 in Hydra   object currently below the horizon

Comet 11P/Tempel-Swift-LINEAR

11P/Tempel-Swift-LINEAR
R.A: 15h 59m 26s   Dec: -22° 37’ 27”
Magnitude 25.7 brightening in Scorpius   object currently below the horizon

Comet 210P/Christensen

210P/Christensen
R.A: 18h 26m 43s   Dec: -22° 13’ 01”
Magnitude 26.3 brightening in Sagittarius   object currently below the horizon

Comet 7P/Pons-Winnecke

7P/Pons-Winnecke
R.A: 04h 56m 30s   Dec: +19° 03’ 03”
Magnitude 26.4 fading in Taurus   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 51P/Harrington

51P/Harrington
R.A: 10h 30m 24s   Dec: +16° 06’ 15”
Magnitude 26.4 in Leo   object currently below the horizon

Comet 41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak

41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak
R.A: 22h 41m 03s   Dec: -10° 37’ 47”
Magnitude 27.2 fading in Aquarius   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 92P/Sanguin

92P/Sanguin
R.A: 08h 49m 11s   Dec: +01° 18’ 27”
Magnitude 27.2 in Hydra   object currently below the horizon

Comet 319P/Catalina-McNaught

319P/Catalina-McNaught
R.A: 08h 03m 12s   Dec: +24° 25’ 04”
Magnitude 27.3 fading in Cancer   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 15P/Finlay

15P/Finlay
R.A: 12h 21m 04s   Dec: -00° 15’ 33”
Magnitude 28.6 brightening in Virgo   object currently below the horizon

Comet 252P/LINEAR

252P/LINEAR
R.A: 22h 41m 29s   Dec: -03° 39’ 10”
Magnitude 28.8 fading in Aquarius   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 12P/Pons-Brooks

12P/Pons-Brooks
R.A: 18h 05m 29s   Dec: +11° 45’ 39”
Magnitude 29.1 in Ophiucus   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet P/2014 L2 (NEOWISE)

P/2014 L2 (NEOWISE)
R.A: 07h 45m 33s   Dec: +18° 19’ 14”
Magnitude 29.2 fading in Gemini   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon
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