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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/2022 E3 ZTF8.52023-Mar-0567°-50.2°45° (NE)Eridanus
C/2017 K2 PANSTARRS8.62023-Feb-2862°-55.3°109° (ESE)Eridanus
C/2020 V2 ZTF10.42023-Mar-0338°5.2°51° (NE)Triangulum
C/2022 A2 PANSTARRS10.82023-Mar-0343°34.9°57° (ENE)Andromeda
C/2019 U5 PANSTARRS11.42023-Mar-07173°-8.7°275° (W)Virgo
C/2019 L3 ATLAS11.72023-Mar-01124°-60.4°268° (W)Pyxis
C/2020 K1 PANSTARRS12.02023-Mar-0574°5.8°164° (SSE)Sagittarius
81P Wild 212.02023-Mar-02103°30.6°197° (SSW)Ophiuchus
C/2019 T4 ATLAS12.82023-Mar-02129°43.4°248° (WSW)Serpens
C/2021 Y1 ATLAS13.02023-Feb-2855°-49.4°74° (ENE)Eridanus
96P Machholz14.02023-Mar-0762°37.4°147° (SSE)Aquila
118P Shoemaker-Levy 414.02023-Mar-01119°-24.2°329° (NNW)Cancer
237P LINEAR14.02023-Mar-0287°29.8°178° (S)Sagittarius
29P Schwassmann-Wachmann 114.02023-Mar-0587°-23.4°4° (N)Gemini
C/2020 S4 PANSTARRS14.52023-Mar-01125°-12.0°324° (NW)Cancer
C/2022 U2 ATLAS14.82023-Mar-0195°-52.1°356° (N)Monoceros
C/2022 E2 ATLAS15.42023-Mar-05131°-45.6°299° (WNW)Hydra
119P Parker-Hartley15.42023-Mar-05105°-24.2°345° (NNW)Gemini
77P Longmore15.42023-Mar-03143°3.7°234° (SW)Libra
C/2021 E3 ZTF15.52023-Feb-2894°-64.4°358° (N)Canis Major
C/2022 L2 ATLAS16.02023-Mar-0587°69.5°182° (S)Hercules
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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