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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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Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Comet C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)

C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)
R.A: 18h 18m 10s   Dec: +03° 10’ 51”
Magnitude 29.3 in Ophiucus   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 209P/LINEAR

209P/LINEAR
R.A: 03h 04m 33s   Dec: +17° 02’ 48”
Magnitude 29.4 in Aries   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 294P/LINEAR

294P/LINEAR
R.A: 00h 55m 33s   Dec: +23° 02’ 58”
Magnitude 29.5 in Andromeda   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 52P/Harrington-Abell

52P/Harrington-Abell
R.A: 20h 34m 42s   Dec: -24° 17’ 54”
Magnitude 29.9 in Capricornus   object currently below the horizon

Comet 108P/Ciffreo

108P/Ciffreo
R.A: 15h 38m 46s   Dec: -18° 00’ 34”
Magnitude 30.1 brightening in Libra   object currently below the horizon

Comet 80P/Peters-Hartley

80P/Peters-Hartley
R.A: 02h 23m 40s   Dec: +29° 27’ 46”
Magnitude 31.0 fading in Triangulum   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2015 D4 (Borisov)

C/2015 D4 (Borisov)
R.A: 20h 55m 36s   Dec: +80° 54’ 25”
Magnitude 31.7 in Cepheus   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2017 E1 (Borisov)

C/2017 E1 (Borisov)
R.A: 03h 21m 16s   Dec: +04° 08’ 32”
Magnitude 32.5 fading in Cetus   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova

45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova
R.A: 15h 05m 14s   Dec: -13° 26’ 55”
Magnitude 33.3 in Libra   object currently below the horizon

Comet P/2016 BA14 (PANSTARRS)

P/2016 BA14 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 22h 36m 42s   Dec: -02° 47’ 28”
Magnitude 35.5 fading in Aquarius   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 40P/Vaisala 1

40P/Vaisala 1
R.A: 22h 42m 50s   Dec: -12° 36’ 01”
Magnitude 35.6 fading in Aquarius   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2016 R3 (Borisov)

C/2016 R3 (Borisov)
R.A: 00h 38m 39s   Dec: -48° 08’ 55”
Magnitude 36.2 fading in Phoenix   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2017 E4 (Lovejoy)

C/2017 E4 (Lovejoy)
R.A: 02h 57m 22s   Dec: -30° 19’ 55”
Magnitude 38.8 fading in Fornax   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2012 S1 (ISON)

C/2012 S1 (ISON)
R.A: 07h 09m 54s   Dec: +39° 06’ 16”
Magnitude N.A. in Auriga   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon
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