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Browse and discover detailed information about 135 of the most interesting comets. Comets are listed in order of decreasing brightness.

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 = binocular, brighter than 10th magnitude
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Comet C/2017 P2 (PANSTARRS)

C/2017 P2 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 01h 17m 01s   Dec: -13° 59’ 45”
Magnitude 25.3 fading in Cetus   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 210P/Christensen

210P/Christensen
R.A: 17h 30m 26s   Dec: -23° 08’ 01”
Magnitude 25.4 fading in Ophiucus   object currently below the horizon

Comet 11P/Tempel-Swift-LINEAR

11P/Tempel-Swift-LINEAR
R.A: 15h 08m 13s   Dec: -17° 07’ 27”
Magnitude 25.5 fading in Libra   object currently below the horizon

Comet Halley (1P/Halley)

Halley's Comet
R.A: 08h 26m 16s   Dec: +02° 30’ 49”
Magnitude 25.6 in Hydra   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2016 S1 (PANSTARRS)

C/2016 S1 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 14h 29m 06s   Dec: +01° 30’ 32”
Magnitude 25.8 fading in Virgo   object currently below the horizon

Comet 226P/Pigott-LINEAR-Kowalski

226P/Pigott-LINEAR-Kowalski
R.A: 12h 54m 36s   Dec: +26° 21’ 12”
Magnitude 25.8 fading in Coma   object currently below the horizon

Comet 154P/Brewington

154P/Brewington
R.A: 12h 50m 03s   Dec: -17° 26’ 19”
Magnitude 25.9 fading in Corvus   object currently below the horizon

Comet 7P/Pons-Winnecke

7P/Pons-Winnecke
R.A: 06h 41m 48s   Dec: +22° 41’ 28”
Magnitude 26.6 in Gemini   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 213P/Van Ness

213P/Van Ness
R.A: 04h 51m 46s   Dec: +31° 55’ 28”
Magnitude 27.5 fading in Auriga   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 209P/LINEAR

209P/LINEAR
R.A: 06h 09m 12s   Dec: +28° 15’ 25”
Magnitude 27.5 brightening in Auriga   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 51P/Harrington

51P/Harrington
R.A: 10h 53m 10s   Dec: +12° 01’ 24”
Magnitude 27.7 in Leo   object currently below the horizon

Comet 294P/LINEAR

294P/LINEAR
R.A: 03h 38m 27s   Dec: +38° 12’ 46”
Magnitude 27.9 brightening in Perseus   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 319P/Catalina-McNaught

319P/Catalina-McNaught
R.A: 09h 05m 56s   Dec: +21° 12’ 07”
Magnitude 28.2 in Cancer   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 252P/LINEAR

252P/LINEAR
R.A: 23h 40m 05s   Dec: +02° 43’ 47”
Magnitude 28.4 in Pisces   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 92P/Sanguin

92P/Sanguin
R.A: 09h 26m 58s   Dec: +03° 28’ 00”
Magnitude 28.4 in Hydra   object currently below the horizon

Comet 41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak

41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak
R.A: 00h 23m 12s   Dec: -04° 28’ 18”
Magnitude 28.4 in Pisces   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 12P/Pons-Brooks

12P/Pons-Brooks
R.A: 17h 40m 10s   Dec: +14° 45’ 52”
Magnitude 28.6 in Hercules   object currently below the horizon

Comet 52P/Harrington-Abell

52P/Harrington-Abell
R.A: 20h 34m 51s   Dec: -24° 49’ 44”
Magnitude 29.0 in Capricornus   object currently below the horizon

Comet 15P/Finlay

15P/Finlay
R.A: 12h 03m 38s   Dec: +00° 26’ 02”
Magnitude 29.2 in Virgo   object currently below the horizon

Comet 108P/Ciffreo

108P/Ciffreo
R.A: 14h 47m 54s   Dec: -16° 44’ 24”
Magnitude 30.1 in Libra   object currently below the horizon
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