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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 S3 Erasmus6.62021-Jan-0212°-47.5°7° (N)Capricornus
C/2020 R4 ATLAS9.52021-Jan-0717°-54.6°346° (NNW)Capricornus
88P Howell10.12021-Jan-1345°-38.6°313° (NW)Aquarius
C/2020 M3 ATLAS10.32021-Jan-13139°59.2°282° (WNW)Auriga
141P Machholz10.42021-Jan-1471°-21.6°288° (WNW)Cetus
156P Russell-LINEAR10.62021-Jan-13101°19.8°298° (WNW)Triangulum
29P Schwassmann-Wachmann 110.82021-Jan-13103°16.1°289° (WNW)Aries
C/2021 A2 NEOWISE12.42021-Jan-14110°-7.9°167° (SSE)Vela
398P Boattini13.52021-Jan-15139°31.0°243° (WSW)Orion
C/2019 L3 ATLAS13.92021-Jan-1095°27.5°327° (NNW)Cassiopeia
141P-B Machholz14.22021-Jan-1481°-17.0°277° (W)Cetus
162P Siding Spring14.72021-Jan-1176°-4.0°307° (NW)Pisces
11P Tempel-Swift-LINEAR14.72021-Jan-05107°8.9°269° (W)Cetus
C/2018 N2 ASASSN14.82020-Dec-2691°32.8°30° (NNE)Draco
C/2017 K2 PANSTARRS15.12020-Dec-2762°3.2°30° (NNE)Hercules
C/2020 N1 PANSTARRS15.62021-Jan-1187°9.4°308° (NW)Pisces
C/2020 T2 Palomar15.62021-Jan-09105°30.1°85° (E)Coma Berenices
277P LINEAR15.72021-Jan-11112°23.0°282° (WNW)Aries

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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