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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
12P Pons-Brooks7.42024-Feb-1949°-25.8°61° (ENE)Lacerta
62P Tsuchinshan9.62024-Feb-18144°23.8°300° (WNW)Virgo
C/2021 S3 PANSTARRS9.62024-Feb-1866°62.1°53° (NE)Serpens
144P Kushida10.72024-Feb-18106°-70.9°222° (SW)Taurus
C/2020 V2 ZTF12.62024-Feb-0234°5.6°134° (SE)Phoenix
29P Schwassmann-Wachmann 112.72024-Feb-18149°-36.6°274° (W)Cancer
C/2023 A3 Tsuchinshan-ATLAS13.02024-Feb-18104°61.5°325° (NW)Libra
C/2022 E2 ATLAS13.12024-Feb-18143°-42.9°275° (W)Gemini
C/2017 K2 PANSTARRS13.42024-Feb-18104°-60.0°207° (SSW)Orion
207P NEAT14.02024-Feb-1682°-41.1°174° (S)Eridanus
C/2023 P1 Nishimura14.12024-Feb-04114°17.8°216° (SW)Vela
P/2011 NO1 14.42024-Feb-1359°64.6°106° (ESE)Sagittarius
C/2023 H2 Lemmon14.42024-Feb-0542°3.4°141° (SE)Phoenix
C/2019 U5 PANSTARRS14.52024-Feb-13119°6.0°219° (SW)Vela
103P Hartley14.52024-Feb-15143°-24.7°246° (WSW)Monoceros
P/2001 Q6 NEAT14.72024-Feb-1245°-36.4°81° (E)Pegasus
C/2021 G2 Atlas14.72024-Feb-16123°41.3°244° (WSW)Centaurus
C/2020 K1 PANSTARRS14.82024-Feb-1579°7.6°179° (S)Reticulum
C/2019 T4 ATLAS15.02024-Feb-0176°33.2°23° (NNE)Hercules
227P Catalina-LINEAR15.02024-Feb-16134°-50.0°293° (WNW)Auriga
13P Olbers15.12024-Feb-1672°-54.2°147° (SSE)Cetus
32P Comas Sola15.42024-Feb-1884°-77.5°124° (SE)Aries
C/2022 L2 ATLAS15.52024-Feb-1699°75.1°274° (W)Libra
C/2023 C2 ATLAS15.82024-Feb-0782°53.6°184° (S)Triangulum Australe
Comet observations courtesy of COBS

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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