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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
C/2021 D1 SWAN11.12021-Mar-0226°-43.7°98° (E)Pegasus
C/2019 N1 ATLAS11.62021-Feb-1881°28.9°179° (S)Octans
C/2021 A4 NEOWISE12.12021-Mar-0580°-59.7°218° (SW)Taurus
88P Howell12.82021-Feb-2125°-43.6°124° (SE)Pisces
C/2019 L3 ATLAS12.82021-Mar-0566°-65.3°37° (NE)Perseus
111P Helin-Roman-Crockett13.22021-Mar-0175°-72.2°218° (SW)Taurus
C/2020 T2 Palomar13.42021-Mar-04131°22.5°345° (NNW)Canes Venatici
156P Russell-LINEAR13.42021-Mar-0586°-73.8°300° (WNW)Perseus
C/2020 M3 ATLAS13.52021-Mar-01107°-51.9°305° (NW)Auriga
C/2021 A2 NEOWISE13.82021-Mar-0495°-65.0°292° (WNW)Auriga
C/2019 T4 ATLAS13.82021-Feb-14119°8.0°230° (SW)Puppis
141P Machholz14.02021-Mar-0496°-45.4°235° (SW)Orion
11P Tempel-Swift-LINEAR14.22021-Mar-0289°-54.5°232° (SW)Orion
C/2017 K2 PANSTARRS14.32021-Feb-2478°5.7°37° (NE)Lyra
29P Schwassmann-Wachmann 114.82021-Feb-2459°-77.7°140° (SE)Aries
277P LINEAR14.92021-Feb-2583°-68.8°238° (WSW)Taurus
398P Boattini15.02021-Mar-02119°-39.6°279° (W)Gemini
C/2018 N2 ASASSN15.12021-Mar-0299°-11.7°8° (N)Draco
C/2021 A7 NEOWISE15.12021-Feb-1594°0.4°207° (SSW)Pictor
C/2020 J1 SONEAR15.52021-Feb-1779°58.9°112° (ESE)Scorpius
C/2020 N1 PANSTARRS15.72021-Feb-2571°-73.6°202° (SSW)Taurus
409P LONEOS-Hill15.82021-Mar-05147°35.2°326° (NW)Virgo

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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