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Browse and discover detailed information about 108 of the most interesting comets. Comets are listed in order of decreasing brightness.

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Visibility from selected location  = visible to the naked eye
 = binocular, brighter than 10th magnitude
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Comet 108P/Ciffreo

108P/Ciffreo
R.A: 14h 54m 17s   Dec: -14° 28’ 40”
Magnitude 30.4 in Libra   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2015 D4 (Borisov)

C/2015 D4 (Borisov)
R.A: 17h 57m 44s   Dec: +80° 09’ 05”
Magnitude 31.1 in Draco   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova

45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova
R.A: 14h 18m 38s   Dec: -10° 41’ 49”
Magnitude 32.2 fading in Virgo   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2017 E4 (Lovejoy)

C/2017 E4 (Lovejoy)
R.A: 03h 33m 23s   Dec: -39° 06’ 07”
Magnitude 34.3 fading in Fornax   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2016 R3 (Borisov)

C/2016 R3 (Borisov)
R.A: 00h 00m 23s   Dec: -60° 31’ 38”
Magnitude 34.6 fading in Tucana   object currently below the horizon

Comet P/2016 BA14 (PANSTARRS)

P/2016 BA14 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 21h 30m 25s   Dec: -06° 06’ 29”
Magnitude 34.7 fading in Aquarius   object currently below the horizon

Comet 40P/Vaisala 1

40P/Vaisala 1
R.A: 21h 59m 45s   Dec: -16° 36’ 21”
Magnitude 34.8 fading in Aquarius   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2012 S1 (ISON)

C/2012 S1 (ISON)
R.A: 07h 39m 27s   Dec: +38° 22’ 35”
Magnitude N.A. in Lynx   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon
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