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Comets

Browse and discover detailed information about 207 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 66P/du Toit

66P/du Toit
R.A: 04h 53m 13s   Dec: +40° 02’ 11”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 26.7 (JPL) 
in Auriga   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 56P/Slaughter-Burnham

56P/Slaughter-Burnham
R.A: 13h 49m 10s   Dec: -16° 24’ 59”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 26.8 (JPL)  brightening
in Virgo   object currently below the horizon

Comet 40P/Vaisala 1

40P/Vaisala 1
R.A: 00h 51m 21s   Dec: -06° 14’ 53”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 27.4 (JPL) 
in Cetus   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 26P/Grigg-Skjellerup

26P/Grigg-Skjellerup
R.A: 02h 25m 03s   Dec: +07° 49’ 34”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 27.6 (JPL)  fading
in Cetus   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 23P/Brorsen-Metcalf

23P/Brorsen-Metcalf
R.A: 17h 20m 01s   Dec: -37° 42’ 02”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 27.7 (JPL) 
in Scorpius   object currently below the horizon

Comet 207P/NEAT

207P/NEAT
R.A: 20h 12m 29s   Dec: -11° 10’ 52”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 28.1 (JPL) 
in Capricornus   object currently below the horizon

Comet P/2019 Y2 (Fuls)

P/2019 Y2 (Fuls)
R.A: 20h 24m 56s   Dec: -22° 44’ 16”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 28.7 (JPL)  fading
in Capricornus   object currently below the horizon

Comet 11P/Tempel-Swift-LINEAR

11P/Tempel-Swift-LINEAR
R.A: 12h 26m 52s   Dec: -15° 40’ 43”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 28.7 (JPL)  fading
in Corvus   object currently below the horizon

Comet 154P/Brewington

154P/Brewington
R.A: 15h 42m 26s   Dec: -35° 02’ 31”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 28.7 (JPL)  brightening
in Lupus   object currently below the horizon

Comet 161P/Hartley-IRAS

161P/Hartley-IRAS
R.A: 09h 24m 15s   Dec: -55° 47’ 08”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 28.9 (JPL) 
in Vela   object currently below the horizon

Comet 289P/Blanpain

289P/Blanpain
R.A: 16h 25m 30s   Dec: -21° 26’ 41”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 28.9 (JPL) 
in Ophiucus   object currently below the horizon

Comet 261P/Larson

261P/Larson
R.A: 11h 16m 44s   Dec: -00° 13’ 58”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 29.2 (JPL) 
in Leo   object currently below the horizon

Comet 24P/Schaumasse

24P/Schaumasse
R.A: 20h 59m 01s   Dec: -26° 33’ 23”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 29.8 (JPL) 
in Capricornus   object currently below the horizon

Comet 58P/Jackson-Neujmin

58P/Jackson-Neujmin
R.A: 10h 12m 30s   Dec: +06° 21’ 03”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 29.9 (JPL) 
in Sextans   object currently below the horizon

Comet 20D/Westphal (Lost)

20D/Westphal (Lost)
R.A: 14h 10m 51s   Dec: -51° 35’ 01”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 30.0 (JPL) 
in Centaurus   object currently below the horizon

Comet 146P/Shoemaker-LINEAR

146P/Shoemaker-LINEAR
R.A: 14h 28m 17s   Dec: -05° 47’ 01”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 30.2 (JPL) 
in Virgo   object currently below the horizon

Comet 134P/Kowal-Vavrova

134P/Kowal-Vavrova
R.A: 02h 13m 09s   Dec: +11° 56’ 32”
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 (Lost)

18D/Perrine-Mrkos (Lost)
R.A: 15h 16m 15s   Dec: -20° 45’ 51”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 31.3 (JPL)  brightening
in Libra   object currently below the horizon

Comet 60P/Tsuchinshan 2

60P/Tsuchinshan 2
R.A: 19h 35m 11s   Dec: -20° 00’ 13”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 31.5 (JPL)  fading
in Sagittarius   object currently below the horizon

Comet P/2016 J3 (STEREO)

P/2016 J3 (STEREO)
R.A: 17h 23m 38s   Dec: -21° 27’ 01”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 31.5 (JPL)  fading
in Ophiucus   object currently below the horizon
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