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 20 April, 2020.

CometMag.StatusHemisphereVisible
2019 Y1 (ATLAS)8Fading80 N to 25NEvening
2020 F8 (SWAN)8Brightening0 N to 85 SMorning
2017 T2 (PanSTARRS)9Steady70 N to 5 NAll Night
2019 Y4 (ATLAS)9.5Brightening80 N to 5 SAll Night
58P/Jackson-Neujmin 10Outburst20 N to 75 SMorning
2019 U6 (Lemmon) 11Brightening10 N to 75 SEvening
88P/Howell13Brightening60 N to 70 SAll Night
2018 N2 (ASASSN) 13Fading70 N to 55 NMorning
29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann13VariablePoor elongationPoor elongation

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