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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/2019 N1 ATLAS11.62021-Feb-1880°-37.6°182° (S)Octans
C/2021 A2 NEOWISE12.42021-Feb-20105°30.7°69° (ENE)Auriga
141P Machholz12.62021-Feb-1596°17.8°101° (E)Orion
88P Howell13.02021-Feb-1429°52.7°179° (S)Cetus
C/2019 L3 ATLAS13.52021-Feb-2470°72.9°31° (NNE)Cassiopeia
156P Russell-LINEAR13.62021-Feb-2188°48.8°70° (ENE)Perseus
C/2019 T4 ATLAS13.82021-Feb-14121°-39.4°112° (ESE)Puppis
C/2021 A4 NEOWISE14.12021-Feb-2192°33.0°90° (E)Taurus
C/2020 M3 ATLAS14.12021-Feb-20112°29.6°51° (NE)Auriga
C/2020 T2 Palomar14.22021-Feb-22128°-17.2°338° (NNW)Canes Venatici
11P Tempel-Swift-LINEAR14.62021-Feb-1192°25.4°100° (E)Taurus
277P LINEAR14.62021-Feb-1487°39.1°92° (E)Taurus
29P Schwassmann-Wachmann 114.82021-Feb-2465°59.8°109° (ESE)Aries
C/2017 K2 PANSTARRS14.92021-Feb-2275°21.1°301° (WNW)Lyra
398P Boattini15.02021-Feb-20122°12.0°66° (ENE)Gemini
C/2021 A7 NEOWISE15.12021-Feb-1595°-25.2°138° (SE)Pictor
C/2020 J1 SONEAR15.52021-Feb-1771°-29.8°240° (WSW)Scorpius
C/2018 N2 ASASSN15.52021-Feb-2298°24.3°337° (NNW)Draco
C/2017 T2 PANSTARRS15.92021-Feb-1973°-28.4°248° (WSW)Scorpius
409P LONEOS-Hill16.02021-Feb-22142°-39.0°345° (NNW)Virgo

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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