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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/2020 F3 NEOWISE6.72020-Aug-1060°-41.6°354° (N)Virgo
88P Howell9.82020-Aug-0976°-66.2°326° (NW)Virgo
C/2019 U6 10.52020-Aug-0967°-33.9°346° (NNW)Boötes
2P Encke11.02020-Aug-0974°-79.7°331° (NNW)Hydra
C/2017 T2 PANSTARRS11.02020-Aug-0963°-40.4°351° (N)Boötes
29P Schwassmann-Wachmann 112.72020-Aug-0290°67.2°106° (ESE)Aries
58P Jackson-Neujmin12.82020-Jul-3156°27.9°93° (E)Orion
C/2019 Y1 ATLAS13.02020-Jul-1252°-48.5°9° (N)Virgo
C/2019 N1 ATLAS14.12020-Aug-0743°-18.6°12° (NNE)Canes Venatici
246P NEAT14.22020-Jul-1659°-51.8°359° (N)Virgo
C/2018 N2 ASASSN14.42020-Aug-0768°27.4°3° (N)Camelopardalis
C/2020 K8 Catalina-ATLAS14.82020-Jul-2365°45.7°82° (E)Taurus
84P Giclas15.02020-Jul-2949°25.9°84° (E)Orion
C/2019 K7 Smith15.12020-Aug-07132°10.4°287° (WNW)Sagitta
C/2020 H4 Leonard15.22020-Jul-1245°9.8°20° (NNE)Ursa Major
C/2017 K2 PANSTARRS15.62020-Aug-0795°9.5°325° (NW)Hercules
C/2019 L3 ATLAS15.72020-Aug-0892°63.3°356° (N)Cassiopeia
C/2017 B3 LINEAR15.82020-Jul-28130°54.9°197° (SSW)Cetus
115P Maury16.02020-Aug-08146°-3.6°266° (W)Aquila

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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