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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/2022 E3 ZTF5.52023-Feb-01122°59.6°2° (N)Camelopardalis
C/2017 K2 PANSTARRS8.62023-Jan-2557°-34.7°204° (SSW)Indus
C/2022 A2 PANSTARRS10.12023-Jan-3177°6.7°343° (NNW)Cygnus
C/2020 V2 ZTF10.32023-Jan-3191°42.5°317° (NW)Cassiopeia
C/2019 L3 ATLAS11.12023-Jan-14128°2.1°135° (SE)Antlia
81P Wild 211.22023-Jan-3173°-61.3°61° (ENE)Libra
C/2022 U2 ATLAS12.42023-Jan-31119°72.0°329° (NNW)Perseus
29P Schwassmann-Wachmann 112.52023-Jan-31141°80.2°118° (ESE)Auriga
C/2019 U5 PANSTARRS12.52023-Jan-31112°-22.0°73° (ENE)Virgo
73P Schwassmann-Wachmann 313.12023-Jan-1448°3.7°261° (W)Pisces
C/2019 T4 ATLAS13.22023-Jan-2984°-41.8°46° (NE)Serpens
118P Shoemaker-Levy 413.62023-Jan-31171°47.5°107° (ESE)Cancer
C/2021 Y1 ATLAS14.22023-Jan-2189°31.8°223° (SW)Eridanus
119P Parker-Hartley15.02023-Jan-31157°64.2°104° (ESE)Gemini
C/2021 E3 ZTF15.02023-Jan-14125°18.8°158° (SSE)Canis Major
C/2020 S4 PANSTARRS15.62023-Jan-29170°39.8°85° (E)Leo
C/2020 Y2 ATLAS15.82023-Jan-1771°9.6°224° (SW)Fornax
C/2021 S3 PANSTARRS15.82023-Jan-28105°18.5°185° (S)Columba
C/2022 E2 ATLAS15.92023-Jan-25142°9.3°120° (ESE)Hydra
C/2021 X1 Maury-Attard15.92023-Jan-1783°26.2°226° (SW)Eridanus
C/2021 G2 Atlas16.02023-Jan-14124°3.3°144° (SE)Vela
Comet observations courtesy of COBS

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