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 11 November, 2020.

CometMag.StatusHemisphereVisible
2020 M3 (ATLAS)8Steady75 N to 55 SMorning
2020 S3 (Erasmus)10Brightening55 N to 50 SMorning
88P/Howell10Fading45 N to 55 SEvening
156P/Russell-Linear10Steady50 N to 60 SEvening
2019 N1 (ATLAS)10.5SteadyPoor ElongationPoor Elongation
58P/Jackson-Neujmin 11.5Fading70 N to 55 SMorning
2017 T2 (PanSTARRS)12.5FadingPoor ElongationPoor Elongation
2020 Q1 (Borisov)12.5Fading80 N to 30 SEvening
29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann13Variable90 N to 40 SAll Night
2020 P1 (NEOWISE)13Fading80 N to 45 NMorning
2019 U6 (Lemmon) 13Fading80 N to 0 SEvening
2020 F3 (NEOWISE)14FadingPoor ElongationPoor Elongation

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