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Comets

Browse and discover detailed information about 197 of the most interesting comets. Comets are listed in order of decreasing brightness.

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Comet 154P/Brewington

154P/Brewington
R.A: 14h 47m 32s   Dec: -36° 14’ 27”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 29.0 (JPL) 
in Centaurus   object currently below the horizon

Comet 263P/Gibbs

263P/Gibbs
R.A: 23h 51m 13s   Dec: -10° 37’ 23”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 29.2 (JPL)  brightening
in Aquarius   object currently below the horizon

Comet 41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak

41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak
R.A: 03h 30m 28s   Dec: +11° 22’ 17”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 29.3 (JPL)  brightening
in Taurus   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 24P/Schaumasse

24P/Schaumasse
R.A: 21h 37m 08s   Dec: -24° 06’ 38”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 29.5 (JPL) 
in Capricornus   object currently below the horizon

Comet 161P/Hartley-IRAS

161P/Hartley-IRAS
R.A: 08h 39m 34s   Dec: -49° 46’ 51”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 29.6 (JPL) 
in Vela   object currently below the horizon

Comet 20D/Westphal (Lost)

20D/Westphal (Lost)
R.A: 13h 53m 43s   Dec: -52° 56’ 23”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 30.0 (JPL) 
in Centaurus   object currently below the horizon

Comet 46P/Wirtanen

46P/Wirtanen
R.A: 17h 06m 25s   Dec: -20° 37’ 49”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 30.0 (JPL) 
in Ophiucus   object currently below the horizon

Comet 146P/Shoemaker-LINEAR

146P/Shoemaker-LINEAR
R.A: 13h 24m 34s   Dec: +06° 06’ 02”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 30.2 (JPL) 
in Virgo   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 60P/Tsuchinshan 2

60P/Tsuchinshan 2
R.A: 19h 53m 53s   Dec: -19° 29’ 46”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 30.4 (JPL) 
in Sagittarius   object currently below the horizon

Comet 80P/Peters-Hartley

80P/Peters-Hartley
R.A: 06h 08m 52s   Dec: +13° 57’ 01”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 30.8 (JPL)  brightening
in Orion   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 18D/Perrine-Mrkos (Lost)

18D/Perrine-Mrkos (Lost)
R.A: 14h 09m 10s   Dec: -19° 44’ 39”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 31.0 (JPL) 
in Virgo   object currently below the horizon

Comet 134P/Kowal-Vavrova

134P/Kowal-Vavrova
R.A: 02h 18m 42s   Dec: +12° 56’ 15”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 31.3 (JPL) 
in Aries   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet P/2014 L2 (NEOWISE)

P/2014 L2 (NEOWISE)
R.A: 09h 26m 50s   Dec: +14° 37’ 34”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 31.9 (JPL)  fading
in Leo   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova

45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova
R.A: 17h 59m 12s   Dec: -22° 49’ 56”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 31.9 (JPL)  brightening
in Sagittarius   object currently below the horizon

Comet 92P/Sanguin

92P/Sanguin
R.A: 10h 37m 10s   Dec: +02° 49’ 25”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 31.9 (JPL) 
in Sextans   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet McNaught (C/2006 P1)

C/2006 P1 (McNaught)
R.A: 17h 04m 12s   Dec: -55° 16’ 03”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 32.2 (JPL) 
in Ara   object currently below the horizon

Comet C/2016 U1 (NEOWISE)

C/2016 U1 (NEOWISE)
R.A: 02h 50m 16s   Dec: -07° 23’ 28”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 33.4 (JPL)  fading
in Eridanus   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/1996 B2 (Hyakutake)

C/1996 B2 (Hyakutake)
R.A: 13h 43m 14s   Dec: -59° 33’ 46”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 34.1 (JPL) 
in Centaurus   object currently below the horizon

Comet 62P/Tsuchinshan 1

62P/Tsuchinshan 1
R.A: 21h 15m 40s   Dec: -20° 14’ 00”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 34.2 (JPL)  brightening
in Capricornus   object currently below the horizon

Comet 34D/Gale (Lost)

34D/Gale (Lost)
R.A: 06h 17m 11s   Dec: +29° 39’ 26”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 34.3 (JPL) 
in Auriga   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon
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