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Browse and discover detailed information about 120 of the most interesting comets. Comets are listed in order of decreasing brightness.

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Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Comet 92P/Sanguin

92P/Sanguin
R.A: 08h 46m 42s   Dec: +04° 54’ 18”
Magnitude 27.9 in Hydra   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak

41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak
R.A: 00h 11m 37s   Dec: -02° 53’ 31”
Magnitude 28.2 in Pisces   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 12P/Pons-Brooks

12P/Pons-Brooks
R.A: 17h 59m 40s   Dec: +15° 06’ 57”
Magnitude 28.7 in Hercules   object currently below the horizon

Comet 252P/LINEAR

252P/LINEAR
R.A: 23h 42m 20s   Dec: +02° 36’ 36”
Magnitude 28.8 in Pisces   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 15P/Finlay

15P/Finlay
R.A: 11h 41m 30s   Dec: +03° 25’ 18”
Magnitude 28.8 fading in Virgo   object currently below the horizon

Comet 209P/LINEAR

209P/LINEAR
R.A: 04h 23m 13s   Dec: +23° 29’ 56”
Magnitude 28.9 brightening in Taurus   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 294P/LINEAR

294P/LINEAR
R.A: 02h 23m 00s   Dec: +30° 00’ 35”
Magnitude 29.0 brightening in Triangulum   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 52P/Harrington-Abell

52P/Harrington-Abell
R.A: 21h 11m 07s   Dec: -22° 31’ 50”
Magnitude 29.3 brightening in Capricornus   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)

C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)
R.A: 18h 10m 09s   Dec: +05° 13’ 16”
Magnitude 29.7 in Ophiucus   object currently below the horizon

Comet 108P/Ciffreo

108P/Ciffreo
R.A: 15h 03m 20s   Dec: -16° 48’ 45”
Magnitude 29.8 in Libra   object currently below the horizon

Comet P/2014 L2 (NEOWISE)

P/2014 L2 (NEOWISE)
R.A: 07h 52m 30s   Dec: +18° 39’ 14”
Magnitude 29.9 in Gemini   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 80P/Peters-Hartley

80P/Peters-Hartley
R.A: 03h 24m 09s   Dec: +30° 39’ 47”
Magnitude 31.4 in Aries   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2015 D4 (Borisov)

C/2015 D4 (Borisov)
R.A: 23h 58m 24s   Dec: +86° 43’ 55”
Magnitude 32.2 in Cepheus   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova

45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova
R.A: 14h 08m 03s   Dec: -08° 41’ 35”
Magnitude 34.3 fading in Virgo   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2017 E1 (Borisov)

C/2017 E1 (Borisov)
R.A: 04h 26m 32s   Dec: +09° 39’ 48”
Magnitude 35.0 fading in Taurus   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet P/2016 BA14 (PANSTARRS)

P/2016 BA14 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 23h 38m 12s   Dec: +02° 58’ 18”
Magnitude 35.5 in Pisces   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 40P/Vaisala 1

40P/Vaisala 1
R.A: 23h 25m 14s   Dec: -09° 17’ 40”
Magnitude 35.8 in Aquarius   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2016 R3 (Borisov)

C/2016 R3 (Borisov)
R.A: 01h 45m 48s   Dec: -45° 11’ 08”
Magnitude 37.1 in Phoenix   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2017 E4 (Lovejoy)

C/2017 E4 (Lovejoy)
R.A: 03h 58m 21s   Dec: -25° 51’ 36”
Magnitude 41.7 fading in Eridanus   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2012 S1 (ISON)

C/2012 S1 (ISON)
R.A: 07h 11m 49s   Dec: +37° 35’ 30”
Magnitude N.A. in Auriga   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon
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