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Browse and discover detailed information about 171 of the most interesting comets. Comets are listed in order of decreasing brightness.

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Comet C/2018 W1 (Catalina)

C/2018 W1 (Catalina)
R.A: 15h 37m 02s   Dec: -27° 47’ 58”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 22.2 (JPL)  fading
in Libra   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2013 X1 (PANSTARRS)

C/2013 X1 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 12h 09m 11s   Dec: -15° 17’ 35”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 22.2 (JPL) 
in Corvus   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 77P/Longmore

77P/Longmore
R.A: 01h 14m 34s   Dec: +18° 10’ 20”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 22.3 (JPL)  fading
in Pisces   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2016 A3 (PANSTARRS)

C/2016 A3 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 16h 49m 56s   Dec: -15° 42’ 19”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 22.4 (JPL) 
in Ophiucus   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 30P/Reinmuth 1

30P/Reinmuth 1
R.A: 18h 48m 05s   Dec: -21° 19’ 09”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 22.4 (JPL)  fading
in Sagittarius   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2015 ER61 (PANSTARRS)

C/2015 ER61 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 05h 42m 35s   Dec: +19° 51’ 06”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 22.4 (JPL) 
in Taurus   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 81P/Wild 2

81P/Wild 2
R.A: 23h 30m 06s   Dec: -05° 48’ 37”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 22.5 (JPL)  fading
in Aquarius   object currently below the horizon

Comet 53P/Van Biesbroeck

53P/Van Biesbroeck
R.A: 04h 51m 14s   Dec: +15° 04’ 06”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 22.5 (JPL)  fading
in Orion   object currently below the horizon

Comet 71P/Clark

71P/Clark
R.A: 05h 15m 47s   Dec: +27° 13’ 51”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 22.5 (JPL) 
in Taurus   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2015 B1 (PANSTARRS)

C/2015 B1 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 18h 22m 15s   Dec: -39° 10’ 27”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 22.8 (JPL)  fading
in Corona Australis   object currently below the horizon

Comet 14P/Wolf

14P/Wolf
R.A: 08h 39m 54s   Dec: -13° 58’ 12”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 22.8 (JPL) 
in Hydra   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko

67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko
R.A: 17h 17m 39s   Dec: -25° 20’ 57”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 22.9 (JPL)  brightening
in Ophiucus   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2014 W2 (PANSTARRS)

C/2014 W2 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 16h 35m 38s   Dec: -47° 22’ 30”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 22.9 (JPL)  fading
in Ara   object currently below the horizon

Comet 49P/Arend-Rigaux

49P/Arend-Rigaux
R.A: 15h 54m 05s   Dec: -05° 31’ 55”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 22.9 (JPL) 
in Libra   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 32P/Comas Sola

32P/Comas Sola
R.A: 19h 36m 04s   Dec: -29° 16’ 41”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 23.0 (JPL) 
in Sagittarius   object currently below the horizon

Comet 116P/Wild 4

116P/Wild 4
R.A: 01h 22m 35s   Dec: +09° 36’ 15”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 23.1 (JPL)  fading
in Pisces   object currently below the horizon

Comet 16P/Brooks 2

16P/Brooks 2
R.A: 17h 10m 45s   Dec: -20° 51’ 58”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 23.1 (JPL)  brightening
in Ophiucus   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2017 K6 (Jacques)

C/2017 K6 (Jacques)
R.A: 11h 22m 29s   Dec: +60° 55’ 37”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 23.2 (JPL)  fading
in Ursa Major   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 284P/McNaught

284P/McNaught
R.A: 14h 59m 35s   Dec: -07° 04’ 41”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 23.2 (JPL)  brightening
in Libra   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 217P/LINEAR

217P/LINEAR
R.A: 12h 21m 02s   Dec: +07° 45’ 49”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 23.2 (JPL) 
in Virgo   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon
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