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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 13:00 
Sunset: 21:17
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Where is Comet 17P/Holmes?

Above the horizon.  Rise: 11:11 | Tran: 17:25 | Set: 23:39
Altitude: 32.8°   Azimuth: 225.2°   Direction: South-West

Comet 17P/Holmes is currently in the constellation of Sextans. The current Right Ascension is 10h 23m 27s and the Declination is +03° 08’ 22”.

Right now, from the selected location (Greenwich, UK), Comet 17P/Holmes can be observed looking in the South-West direction at an altitude of 33° degrees above the horizon (view Comet 17P/Holmes position on a interactive sky map). Given its current brightness (magnitude 23.65), 17P/Holmes is visible only through long exposure photography.

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10h 23m 27s
+03° 08’ 22”
Map showing Comet 17P/Holmes in Sextans on June, 20 2024
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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 = visible to the naked eye
 = binocular, brighter than 10th magnitude
radio_button_checked Current altitude ≥ 30°   radio_button_checked Current altitude < 30°   radio_button_checked Below the horizon

See also the following additional resources about Comet 17P/Holmes