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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/2017 K2 PANSTARRS8.32022-Nov-1132°-0.3°173° (S)Ara
C/2022 P1 NEOWISE9.72022-Nov-1147°0.1°144° (SE)Sagittarius
C/2022 E3 ZTF9.72022-Nov-1646°75.7°205° (SSW)Serpens
73P Schwassmann-Wachmann 310.72022-Nov-1174°-8.6°116° (ESE)Piscis Austrinus
C/2020 V2 ZTF10.82022-Nov-16106°39.7°337° (NNW)Ursa Major
C/2019 L3 ATLAS11.02022-Nov-1684°-17.8°253° (WSW)Hydra
81P Wild 211.82022-Nov-0650°27.0°239° (WSW)Virgo
C/2022 A2 PANSTARRS12.42022-Nov-1464°54.4°269° (W)Canes Venatici
118P Shoemaker-Levy 413.92022-Nov-11117°-15.9°293° (WNW)Cancer
29P Schwassmann-Wachmann 113.92022-Nov-11143°-13.6°326° (NW)Gemini
P/2022 L3 ATLAS14.12022-Nov-14150°-19.9°32° (NNE)Aries
C/2021 E3 ZTF14.62022-Oct-2980°-30.4°236° (WSW)Vela
C/2020 Y2 ATLAS14.82022-Oct-29107°-74.9°158° (SSE)Horologium
C/2021 Y1 ATLAS14.92022-Nov-13171°-39.0°358° (N)Taurus
119P Parker-Hartley14.92022-Nov-11125°-11.3°306° (NW)Cancer
61P Shajn-Schaldach15.02022-Nov-14132°-34.0°59° (ENE)Cetus
22P Kopff15.02022-Nov-13125°-29.7°67° (ENE)Cetus
C/2021 X1 Maury-Attard15.52022-Nov-11133°-73.1°320° (NW)Lepus
C/2021 T4 Lemmon15.62022-Nov-11127°-42.9°68° (ENE)Cetus
Comet observations courtesy of COBS

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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