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 18 July, 2020.

CometMag.StatusHemisphereVisible
2020 F3 (NEOWISE)2Fading50 N to 10 NMorning
2019 U6 (Lemmon) 7.5Fading45 N to 75 SEvening
2P/Enke7.5Fading10 N to 55 SEvening
2017 T2 (PanSTARRS)9Fading50 N to 35 SAll Night
88P/Howell11.5Brightening45 N to 75 SEvening
249P/Linear11.5FadingPoor ElongationPoor Elongation
58P/Jackson-Neujmin 13Fading10 N to 25 SMorning
2020 F8 (SWAN)13FadingIn ConjunctionIn Conjunction
29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann13Variable40 N to 30 SMorning
2019 N1 (ATLAS)13.5Brightening50 N to 0 NEvening
2018 N2 (ASASSN) 13.5Fading50 N to 30 NAll Night

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