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Browse and discover detailed information about 171 of the most interesting comets. Comets are listed in order of decreasing brightness.

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Comet P/2014 L2 (NEOWISE)

P/2014 L2 (NEOWISE)
R.A: 09h 29m 17s   Dec: +13° 25’ 16”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 31.1 (JPL) 
in Leo   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 92P/Sanguin

92P/Sanguin
R.A: 10h 38m 38s   Dec: -01° 14’ 17”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 31.6 (JPL) 
in Sextans   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet P/2016 BA14 (PANSTARRS)

P/2016 BA14 (PANSTARRS)
R.A: 00h 13m 26s   Dec: -03° 59’ 25”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 34.1 (JPL) 
in Pisces   object currently below the horizon

Comet 80P/Peters-Hartley

80P/Peters-Hartley
R.A: 04h 50m 10s   Dec: +25° 53’ 42”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 34.1 (JPL) 
in Taurus   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 213P/Van Ness

213P/Van Ness
R.A: 08h 20m 47s   Dec: +23° 34’ 16”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 34.1 (JPL) 
in Cancer   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 62P/Tsuchinshan 1

62P/Tsuchinshan 1
R.A: 18h 24m 38s   Dec: -24° 36’ 26”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 34.5 (JPL)  fading
in Sagittarius   object currently below the horizon

Comet 109P/Swift-Tuttle

109P/Swift-Tuttle
R.A: 09h 45m 58s   Dec: -21° 29’ 55”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 36.3 (JPL) 
in Hydra   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova

45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova
R.A: 16h 00m 44s   Dec: -18° 48’ 34”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 36.7 (JPL) 
in Libra   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2018 O1 (ATLAS)

C/2018 O1 (ATLAS)
R.A: 11h 13m 34s   Dec: -22° 30’ 16”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 40.4 (JPL)  fading
in Crater   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet 55P/Tempel-Tuttle

55P/Tempel-Tuttle
R.A: 15h 38m 58s   Dec: -19° 40’ 55”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 48.1 (JPL) 
in Libra   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon

Comet C/2012 S1 (ISON)

C/2012 S1 (ISON)
R.A: 07h 33m 03s   Dec: +38° 09’ 06”
Observed Magnitude N.A. (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude N.A. (JPL) 
in Lynx   current altitude greater than 30 degrees above the horizon
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