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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
8P Tuttle9.02021-Sep-1831°35.1°152° (SSE)Hydra
C/2019 L3 ATLAS10.52021-Sep-1773°75.4°306° (NW)Auriga
67P Churyumov-Gerasimenko10.82021-Sep-17112°32.5°270° (W)Taurus
4P Faye10.82021-Sep-1893°48.7°254° (WSW)Taurus
C/2020 T2 Palomar10.92021-Sep-0864°-30.1°95° (E)Scorpius
C/2017 K2 PANSTARRS12.82021-Sep-1678°-8.6°45° (NE)Hercules
29P Schwassmann-Wachmann 112.92021-Sep-17101°46.9°279° (W)Auriga
6P d'Arrest13.62021-Sep-0894°-57.5°77° (ENE)Sagittarius
C/2020 J1 SONEAR13.82021-Sep-0830°5.1°98° (E)Virgo
252P LINEAR14.02021-Aug-3140°-5.5°96° (E)Virgo
7P Pons-Winnecke14.12021-Sep-11131°-55.4°233° (SW)Grus
C/2021 A1 Leonard14.22021-Sep-1139°57.8°73° (ENE)Ursa Major
15P Finlay14.22021-Sep-1264°77.0°224° (SW)Gemini
19P Borrelly14.62021-Sep-11122°-51.2°219° (SW)Tucana
284P McNaught14.72021-Sep-11162°-48.2°290° (WNW)Aquarius
C/2019 F1 ATLAS-Africano14.82021-Sep-1196°-44.2°181° (S)Octans
108P Ciffreo14.82021-Sep-1290°54.2°260° (W)Taurus
C/2020 PV6 PANSTARRS15.02021-Sep-1668°-6.9°55° (NE)Hercules
C/2020 M5 ATLAS15.12021-Sep-0934°37.2°74° (ENE)Canes Venatici
C/2020 F5 MASTER15.22021-Sep-12146°-60.8°271° (W)Piscis Austrinus
C/2018 U1 Lemmon15.22021-Sep-0869°-32.8°87° (E)Scorpius
C/2021 K1 ATLAS15.52021-Sep-16157°-21.8°271° (W)Cetus
132P Helin-Roman-Alu15.52021-Sep-14171°-23.3°290° (WNW)Pisces
C/2019 O3 15.62021-Sep-0994°0.6°20° (NNE)Draco
C/2021 O3 PANSTARRS15.62021-Sep-16149°-21.6°328° (NNW)Pegasus
117P Helin-Roman-Alu 115.72021-Aug-3037°-4.2°101° (ESE)Virgo
17P Holmes15.72021-Sep-0991°58.1°297° (WNW)Auriga

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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