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Browse and discover detailed information about 191 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
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Comet 134P/Kowal-Vavrova

134P/Kowal-Vavrova
R.A: 02h 10m 30s   Dec: +12° 36’ 21”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 31.0 (JPL) 
in Aries   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 18D/Perrine-Mrkos

18D/Perrine-Mrkos
R.A: 13h 01m 49s   Dec: -15° 12’ 59”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 31.0 (JPL) 
in Virgo   object currently below the horizon

Comet 41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak

41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak
R.A: 03h 05m 54s   Dec: +08° 06’ 18”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 31.0 (JPL) 
in Cetus   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2017 S3 (PANSTARRS)

C/2017 S3 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 12h 23m 36s   Dec: +56° 26’ 51”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 31.0 (JPL) 
in Ursa Major   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2017 T1 (Heinze)

C/2017 T1 (Heinze)
R.A: 09h 21m 15s   Dec: -82° 03’ 29”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 31.0 (JPL) 
in Chamaleon   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2018 K1 (Weiland)

C/2018 K1 (Weiland)
R.A: 11h 29m 24s   Dec: +18° 53’ 20”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 31.0 (JPL) 
in Leo   object currently below the horizon

Comet 92P/Sanguin

92P/Sanguin
R.A: 10h 27m 45s   Dec: +02° 34’ 53”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 32.0 (JPL) 
in Sextans   object currently below the horizon

Comet P/2014 L2 (NEOWISE)

P/2014 L2 (NEOWISE)
R.A: 09h 26m 12s   Dec: +14° 15’ 51”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 32.0 (JPL) 
in Leo   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2016 U1 (NEOWISE)

C/2016 U1 (NEOWISE)
R.A: 03h 02m 26s   Dec: -08° 58’ 31”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 32.0 (JPL) 
in Eridanus   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2020 H2 (Pruyne)

C/2020 H2 (Pruyne)
R.A: 10h 00m 59s   Dec: +42° 21’ 58”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 32.0 (JPL) 
in Ursa Major   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet McNaught (C/2006 P1)

C/2006 P1 (McNaught)
R.A: 16h 48m 38s   Dec: -54° 48’ 37”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 32.0 (JPL) 
in Ara   object currently below the horizon

Comet P/2016 BA14 (PANSTARRS)

P/2016 BA14 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 03h 32m 17s   Dec: +07° 54’ 20”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 32.0 (JPL) 
in Taurus   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 80P/Peters-Hartley

80P/Peters-Hartley
R.A: 06h 06m 50s   Dec: +21° 03’ 47”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 33.0 (JPL) 
in Orion   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 168P/Hergenrother

168P/Hergenrother
R.A: 09h 38m 56s   Dec: +24° 42’ 01”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 34.0 (JPL) 
in Leo   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2018 V1 (Machholz-Fujikawa-Iwamoto)

C/2018 V1 (Machholz-Fujikawa-Iwamoto)
R.A: 15h 22m 32s   Dec: -52° 49’ 05”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 34.0 (JPL) 
in Lupus   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/1996 B2 (Hyakutake)

C/1996 B2 (Hyakutake)
R.A: 13h 39m 12s   Dec: -58° 25’ 03”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 34.0 (JPL) 
in Centaurus   object currently below the horizon

Comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova

45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova
R.A: 15h 37m 09s   Dec: -17° 45’ 49”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 35.0 (JPL) 
in Libra   object currently below the horizon

Comet 62P/Tsuchinshan 1

62P/Tsuchinshan 1
R.A: 19h 11m 21s   Dec: -26° 12’ 41”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 35.0 (JPL) 
in Sagittarius   object currently below the horizon

Comet 109P/Swift-Tuttle

109P/Swift-Tuttle
R.A: 09h 39m 42s   Dec: -19° 43’ 17”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 36.0 (JPL) 
in Hydra   object currently below the horizon

Comet 213P/Van Ness

213P/Van Ness
R.A: 08h 58m 14s   Dec: +17° 07’ 45”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 36.0 (JPL) 
in Cancer   object currently below the horizon
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