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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
88P Howell8.62020-Oct-2063°74.1°229° (SW)Sagittarius
C/2020 M3 ATLAS8.62020-Oct-22123°-42.2°140° (SE)Lepus
C/2020 P1 NEOWISE10.12020-Oct-0519°-2.4°272° (W)Virgo
C/2020 S3 Erasmus10.92020-Oct-2262°-46.8°246° (WSW)Hydra
C/2020 Q1 Borisov12.12020-Oct-1696°43.6°15° (NNE)Vulpecula
156P Russell-LINEAR12.32020-Oct-20133°27.8°106° (ESE)Aquarius
C/2019 U6 13.22020-Oct-1960°41.1°325° (NW)Hercules
29P Schwassmann-Wachmann 114.52020-Oct-20160°-28.0°68° (ENE)Aries
C/2019 L3 ATLAS14.52020-Oct-19123°-9.9°24° (NNE)Cassiopeia
C/2018 N2 ASASSN14.62020-Oct-1977°-3.7°338° (NNW)Draco
C/2020 F5 MASTER14.62020-Oct-1870°38.0°186° (S)Apus
C/2018 F4 PANSTARRS14.72020-Oct-17131°-1.4°130° (SE)Fornax
C/2020 J1 SONEAR14.92020-Oct-1957°50.4°208° (SSW)Ara
C/2017 K2 PANSTARRS15.02020-Oct-1970°27.0°336° (NNW)Hercules
398P Boattini15.52020-Oct-20141°-37.5°117° (ESE)Eridanus
C/2017 B3 LINEAR15.72020-Oct-19149°16.8°82° (E)Pisces
C/2019 K7 Smith15.92020-Oct-1074°52.3°344° (NNW)Hercules
11P Tempel-Swift-LINEAR15.92020-Oct-19146°10.9°58° (ENE)Pegasus

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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