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 24 January, 2020.

CometMag.StatusHemisphereVisible
PanSTARRS (2017 T2)9.5Brightening90 N to 20 SAll Night
ASASSN (2018 N2)12Fading90 N to 25 SEvening
289P/Blanpain12Steady75 N to 20 SEvening
ATLAS (2019 Y1)12.5Brightening35 N to 35 SEvening
68P/Klemola12.5Fading40 N to 20 SEvening
29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann13Variable75 N to 35 SEvening
260P/McNaught13.5Fading90 N to 5 SEvening
2020 A2 (Iwamoto)14SteradyPoor elongatiPoor elongati

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