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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 Howell8.72020-Sep-1467°30.0°183° (S)Scorpius
C/2020 F3 NEOWISE9.52020-Sep-1446°39.9°209° (SSW)Libra
C/2020 M3 ATLAS10.32020-Sep-20114°-84.7°84° (E)Eridanus
C/2020 K8 Catalina-ATLAS10.32020-Aug-2522°-0.4°267° (W)Sextans
C/2017 T2 PANSTARRS12.42020-Sep-1442°43.6°216° (SW)Virgo
C/2019 U6 12.72020-Sep-1964°76.8°201° (SSW)Serpens
C/2020 P1 NEOWISE13.22020-Sep-2052°-10.1°213° (SSW)Centaurus
2P Encke13.22020-Sep-0583°22.1°167° (SSE)Scorpius
304P Ory13.32020-Aug-2467°-17.0°314° (NW)Gemini
C/2020 Q2 PANSTARRS13.42020-Sep-17134°8.1°115° (ESE)Capricornus
C/2020 Q1 Borisov13.72020-Sep-19109°17.5°14° (NNE)Cassiopeia
58P Jackson-Neujmin13.92020-Sep-0875°-32.6°314° (NW)Monoceros
C/2018 F4 PANSTARRS13.92020-Sep-13125°-71.6°105° (ESE)Fornax
C/2018 N2 ASASSN15.02020-Sep-1974°50.7°344° (NNW)Ursa Minor
C/2020 F5 MASTER15.02020-Aug-2886°-18.8°178° (S)Apus
29P Schwassmann-Wachmann 115.02020-Sep-19129°-23.4°22° (NNE)Aries
C/2017 B3 LINEAR15.02020-Sep-14175°-20.7°72° (ENE)Pisces
C/2020 J1 SONEAR15.52020-Sep-0586°-2.7°172° (S)Ara
C/2017 Y2 PANSTARRS15.52020-Sep-0981°57.7°154° (SSE)Ophiuchus
C/2019 T2 15.72020-Sep-11147°-3.5°106° (ESE)Capricornus
C/2020 K2 PANSTARRS15.72020-Sep-0389°69.5°48° (NE)Hercules
156P Russell-LINEAR15.82020-Sep-14144°-37.6°112° (ESE)Sculptor
115P Maury15.82020-Sep-10115°24.8°127° (SE)Aquila
C/2017 K2 PANSTARRS15.82020-Sep-1981°78.2°40° (NE)Hercules
C/2019 L3 ATLAS15.92020-Sep-18113°19.9°21° (NNE)Cassiopeia
C/2019 K7 Smith15.92020-Sep-1398°57.8°111° (ESE)Hercules
C/2018 U1 Lemmon16.02020-Sep-1984°68.1°135° (SE)Hercules

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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