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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-0213°8.2°114° (ESE)Aquarius
C/2020 R4 ATLAS9.52021-Jan-07-1.5°116° (ESE)Capricornus
88P Howell10.02021-Jan-1642°-13.3°84° (E)Aquarius
141P Machholz10.32021-Jan-1979°-31.1°47° (NE)Cetus
C/2021 A2 NEOWISE11.02021-Jan-23128°-41.5°268° (W)Pyxis
C/2020 M3 ATLAS11.42021-Jan-19133°13.6°350° (N)Auriga
156P Russell-LINEAR12.12021-Jan-1999°3.1°25° (NNE)Triangulum
398P Boattini12.52021-Jan-23136°-20.2°344° (NNW)Orion
C/2019 L3 ATLAS12.62021-Jan-1790°28.3°34° (NE)Cassiopeia
C/2019 N1 ATLAS13.22021-Jan-2370°-27.3°191° (S)Circinus
C/2019 T4 ATLAS14.22021-Jan-23120°-50.1°266° (W)Puppis
141P-B Machholz14.42021-Jan-1690°-38.3°34° (NE)Cetus
29P Schwassmann-Wachmann 114.52021-Jan-1995°-7.2°29° (NNE)Aries
C/2018 N2 ASASSN14.62021-Jan-2393°82.2°9° (N)Draco
162P Siding Spring14.72021-Jan-1175°1.0°49° (NE)Andromeda
C/2020 N1 PANSTARRS15.22021-Jan-1683°1.9°41° (NE)Pisces
C/2017 K2 PANSTARRS15.22021-Jan-1864°64.2°127° (SE)Hercules
C/2020 T2 Palomar15.42021-Jan-23110°49.2°245° (WSW)Boötes
409P LONEOS-Hill15.82021-Jan-23119°21.0°246° (WSW)Virgo

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.