C/2014 Q1 Panstarrs

Discovered by the Panoramic Survey Telescope & Rapid Reponse System (Panstarrs), this comet is best seen through July and August from the Southern hemisphere. C/2014 Panstarrs will reach perihelion on July 6th, 2015 after a close brush with the sun. Close enough for brightness predictions to reach magnitude 3 making it an easy naked eye target. However, it is placed in such a way that the view in the Northern hemisphere is not in a great position in the days leading up to perihelion. After perihelion it will be readily visible in the Southern hemisphere with Northern hemisphere observers having to wait until the end of July when the comet will have faded to possibly magnitude 6. As with all comets, these are only predictions and we cannot rule out any sudden outbursts.

Finder Chart

Comet C/2014 Q1 Panstarrs Finder Chart

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