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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 Howell9.22020-Sep-2666°16.7°189° (S)Scorpius
C/2020 M3 ATLAS10.32020-Sep-29115°-71.3°44° (NE)Eridanus
C/2020 F3 NEOWISE10.62020-Sep-2240°23.3°217° (SW)Libra
C/2020 P1 NEOWISE10.82020-Sep-2539°-19.7°229° (SW)Centaurus
2P Encke13.22020-Sep-0580°12.6°174° (S)Scorpius
C/2020 Q2 PANSTARRS13.42020-Sep-17124°12.0°128° (SE)Capricornus
C/2020 Q1 Borisov13.72020-Sep-19115°50.8°46° (NE)Cepheus
C/2018 F4 PANSTARRS13.92020-Sep-13129°-59.0°89° (E)Fornax
29P Schwassmann-Wachmann 114.32020-Sep-26139°-7.8°34° (NE)Aries
C/2018 N2 ASASSN14.42020-Sep-2775°59.4°330° (NNW)Ursa Minor
C/2019 U6 14.42020-Sep-2763°63.5°211° (SSW)Hercules
115P Maury14.82020-Sep-15108°22.6°142° (SE)Sagittarius
C/2019 L3 ATLAS15.12020-Sep-19117°35.8°29° (NNE)Cassiopeia
C/2017 B3 LINEAR15.52020-Sep-22174°-5.9°81° (E)Pisces
C/2020 J1 SONEAR15.52020-Sep-0577°-10.9°181° (S)Ara
C/2017 Y2 PANSTARRS15.52020-Sep-0972°47.0°182° (S)Ophiuchus
C/2017 T2 PANSTARRS15.62020-Sep-2236°26.5°222° (SW)Libra
C/2017 K2 PANSTARRS15.72020-Sep-2377°85.0°217° (SW)Hercules
C/2020 K2 PANSTARRS15.72020-Sep-0386°84.9°89° (E)Hercules
156P Russell-LINEAR15.82020-Sep-14142°-27.8°111° (ESE)Sculptor
C/2018 U1 Lemmon16.02020-Sep-1976°60.2°178° (S)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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