This table shows the brightest currently observable comets. Click on the name of the comet to get more details, including finder charts.
|Comet||Brightness||Date of last reported observation||Angular separation from Sun||Altitude||Azimuth||Constellation|
|62P Tsuchinshan||11.0||11/12/2017||77°||31.7°||257° (WSW)||Virgo|
|C/2017 O1 ||11.0||11/12/2017||114°||29.8°||3° (N)||Cepheus|
|C/2016 R2 PANSTARRS||11.0||11/12/2017||164°||-48.9°||345° (NNW)||Orion|
|24P Schaumasse||12.0||11/12/2017||57°||42.8°||236° (SW)||Virgo|
|174P Echeclus||13.0||11/12/2017||141°||-41.9°||31° (NNE)||Aries|
Never attempt to observe objects close to the sun without taking the proper precautions. In particular, never point optical instruments near the sun and look through them, or you risk permanent eye damage or blindness.