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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 PANSTARRS8.52022-Aug-13100°-56.2°35° (NE)Scorpius
C/2021 E3 ZTF10.32022-Jul-2455°-16.0°134° (SE)Vela
73P Schwassmann-Wachmann 312.22022-Aug-1355°-23.5°77° (ENE)Virgo
C/2019 T4 ATLAS12.42022-Aug-1348°-15.3°78° (ENE)Virgo
C/2020 V2 ZTF12.72022-Aug-0739°45.2°55° (NE)Ursa Major
C/2020 K1 PANSTARRS13.02022-Aug-13113°-39.3°1° (N)Ophiuchus
C/2019 U5 PANSTARRS13.42022-Aug-0953°0.3°52° (NE)Coma Berenices
117P Helin-Roman-Alu 113.52022-Jul-29131°-71.6°317° (NW)Sagittarius
22P Kopff13.62022-Aug-13118°25.6°247° (WSW)Pisces
C/2020 R7 ATLAS13.72022-Jul-25113°-84.9°79° (ENE)Scorpius
116P Wild 413.82022-Jul-1943°-12.1°81° (E)Virgo
C/2022 E3 ZTF14.12022-Aug-1396°-7.9°6° (N)Hercules
285P LINEAR14.72022-Aug-13124°-29.2°344° (NNW)Hercules
29P Schwassmann-Wachmann 114.92022-Aug-1347°68.3°140° (SE)Auriga
327P Van Ness15.72022-Aug-11120°30.1°260° (W)Pisces
P/2022 L3 ATLAS15.92022-Aug-07103°38.1°237° (WSW)Cetus
9P Tempel 116.02022-Aug-06158°-24.7°255° (WSW)Piscis Austrinus
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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