Current Observable Comets

Below is a table of all current observable comets with an amateur telescope (brighter than visual  magnitude 14). The list is in order of magnitude (brightest first), however it can be sorted by headers by clicking on them. Last updated 22 March, 2020.

CometMag.StatusHemisphereVisible
ATLAS (2019 Y4)8Brightening80 N to 5 SAll Night
PanSTARRS (2017 T2)9Steady80 N to 0 SAll Night
ATLAS (2019 Y1)9Steady80 N to 25NEvening
2020 A2 (Iwamoto)12.5Fading80 N to 30 NAll Night
ASASSN (2018 N2)12.5Fading80 N to 15 NEvening
29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann13Variable45 N to 60 SEvening
88P/Howell15Brightening50 N to 60 SMorning

For more information on upcoming bright comets this year, please visit our bright comets of 2020 page