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Browse and discover detailed information about 138 of the most interesting comets. Comets are listed in order of decreasing brightness.

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Comet C/1995 O1 (Hale-Bopp)

C/1995 O1 (Hale-Bopp)
R.A: 22h 39m 45s   Dec: -86° 26’ 45”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 25.1 (JPL) 
in Octans   object currently below the horizon

Comet 104P/Kowal 2

104P/Kowal 2
R.A: 16h 00m 42s   Dec: -18° 26’ 04”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 25.2 (JPL)  fading
in Libra   object currently below the horizon

Comet 19P/Borrelly

19P/Borrelly
R.A: 16h 05m 38s   Dec: -17° 40’ 46”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 25.3 (JPL)  fading
in Scorpius   object currently below the horizon

Comet 210P/Christensen

210P/Christensen
R.A: 17h 38m 23s   Dec: -23° 37’ 25”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 25.5 (JPL) 
in Ophiucus   object currently below the horizon

Comet Halley (1P/Halley)

Halley's Comet
R.A: 08h 30m 06s   Dec: +01° 56’ 33”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 25.6 (JPL) 
in Hydra   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 11P/Tempel-Swift-LINEAR

11P/Tempel-Swift-LINEAR
R.A: 15h 43m 11s   Dec: -18° 30’ 25”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 25.7 (JPL) 
in Libra   object currently below the horizon

Comet 209P/LINEAR

209P/LINEAR
R.A: 07h 17m 40s   Dec: +31° 51’ 17”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 25.7 (JPL)  brightening
in Gemini   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 154P/Brewington

154P/Brewington
R.A: 13h 17m 50s   Dec: -19° 56’ 58”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 26.0 (JPL)  fading
in Virgo   object currently below the horizon

Comet 226P/Pigott-LINEAR-Kowalski

226P/Pigott-LINEAR-Kowalski
R.A: 13h 39m 52s   Dec: +18° 24’ 42”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 26.2 (JPL) 
in Bootes   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 7P/Pons-Winnecke

7P/Pons-Winnecke
R.A: 07h 06m 31s   Dec: +23° 11’ 44”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 26.2 (JPL)  brightening
in Gemini   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 294P/LINEAR

294P/LINEAR
R.A: 03h 38m 18s   Dec: +43° 11’ 15”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 26.7 (JPL)  brightening
in Perseus   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2016 S1 (PANSTARRS)

C/2016 S1 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 14h 59m 12s   Dec: +01° 29’ 43”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 26.9 (JPL)  fading
in Virgo   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2017 P2 (PANSTARRS)

C/2017 P2 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 00h 51m 17s   Dec: -26° 29’ 44”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 26.9 (JPL)  fading
in Sculptor   object currently below the horizon

Comet 51P/Harrington

51P/Harrington
R.A: 11h 34m 59s   Dec: +07° 48’ 44”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 27.7 (JPL) 
in Leo   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 319P/Catalina-McNaught

319P/Catalina-McNaught
R.A: 09h 42m 57s   Dec: +19° 21’ 05”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 28.0 (JPL)  brightening
in Leo   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 213P/Van Ness

213P/Van Ness
R.A: 05h 25m 25s   Dec: +34° 46’ 08”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 28.3 (JPL)  fading
in Auriga   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 252P/LINEAR

252P/LINEAR
R.A: 23h 04m 56s   Dec: -01° 44’ 10”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 28.4 (JPL)  fading
in Pisces   object currently below the horizon

Comet 92P/Sanguin

92P/Sanguin
R.A: 09h 54m 36s   Dec: +00° 50’ 36”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 28.5 (JPL) 
in Sextans   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 12P/Pons-Brooks

12P/Pons-Brooks
R.A: 17h 40m 01s   Dec: +12° 48’ 24”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 28.5 (JPL) 
in Ophiucus   object currently below the horizon

Comet 41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak

41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak
R.A: 23h 42m 45s   Dec: -09° 38’ 06”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 28.9 (JPL)  fading
in Aquarius   object currently below the horizon
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