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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/2020 F3 NEOWISE2.92020-Jul-1526°29.8°37° (NE)Lynx
C/2019 U6 7.72020-Jul-1564°-22.2°78° (ENE)Virgo
2P Encke8.32020-Jul-1436°10.6°88° (E)Sextans
C/2017 T2 PANSTARRS9.92020-Jul-1471°-28.6°51° (NE)Coma Berenices
88P Howell10.72020-Jul-1487°-42.1°97° (E)Virgo
58P Jackson-Neujmin11.72020-Jul-1348°82.0°349° (N)Taurus
249P LINEAR12.52020-Jul-0836°66.1°20° (NNE)Taurus
C/2019 Y1 ATLAS13.02020-Jul-1267°-26.2°70° (ENE)Coma Berenices
C/2020 H4 Leonard14.02020-Jul-1067°8.9°358° (N)Cepheus
246P NEAT14.02020-Jul-1276°-34.3°77° (ENE)Virgo
C/2019 N1 ATLAS14.12020-Jul-1258°-10.9°38° (NE)Ursa Major
C/2018 N2 ASASSN14.32020-Jul-1264°10.0°2° (N)Camelopardalis
C/2019 F1 ATLAS-Africano14.82020-Jun-23101°-48.0°120° (ESE)Hydra
C/2017 K2 PANSTARRS15.02020-Jul-12101°-31.5°350° (N)Draco
C/2017 U7 15.02020-Jul-10167°-48.8°231° (SW)Sagittarius
C/2019 L3 ATLAS15.12020-Jul-1278°22.8°332° (NNW)Cassiopeia
115P Maury15.22020-Jul-12159°-48.2°273° (W)Aquila
210P Christensen15.52020-Jun-2359°-17.6°77° (ENE)Leo
C/2019 K7 Smith15.52020-Jul-09141°-36.4°297° (WNW)Sagitta
C/2020 F5 MASTER15.82020-Jul-08113°-12.7°176° (S)Apus
C/2018 U1 Lemmon15.82020-Jul-09122°-46.7°330° (NNW)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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