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Browse and discover detailed information about 123 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 C/2016 R3 (Borisov)

C/2016 R3 (Borisov)
R.A: 01h 59m 12s   Dec: -46° 36’ 43”
Magnitude 37.3 fading in Phoenix   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2017 E4 (Lovejoy)

C/2017 E4 (Lovejoy)
R.A: 04h 16m 34s   Dec: -26° 56’ 46”
Magnitude 42.3 fading in Eridanus   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2012 S1 (ISON)

C/2012 S1 (ISON)
R.A: 07h 18m 19s   Dec: +37° 13’ 17”
Magnitude N.A. in Auriga   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon
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