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Comets

This table shows the brightest currently observable comets. Click on the name of the comet to get more details, including finder charts.

CometBrightnessDate of last reported observationAngular separation from SunAltitudeAzimuthConstellation
62P Tsuchinshan11.011/12/201778°-19.9°58° (ENE)Virgo
C/2017 O1 11.011/12/2017113°46.8°355° (N)Cepheus
C/2016 R2 PANSTARRS11.011/12/2017162°53.3°166° (SSE)Orion
24P Schaumasse12.011/12/201758°-36.5°44° (NE)Virgo
174P Echeclus13.011/12/2017136°50.6°217° (SW)Aries

Warning!
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.
 

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