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 21 December, 2021.

CometMag.StatusHemisphereVisible
2021 A1 (Leonard)3In Outburst40 N to 50 SMorning
67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko9Fading
90 N to 45 SMorning
2019 L3 (ATLAS)9.5Brightening90 N to 35 SMorning
8P/Tuttle10.5Fading15 S to 60 SMorning
6P/d'Arrest10.5Fading25 N to 60 SEvening
4P/Faye11Steady80 N to 55 SMorning
19P/Borrelly11.5Brightening15 N to 60 SMorning
2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)11.5Brightening80 N to 5 NEvening
57P/du Toit-Neujman-Delporte12In Outburst35 N to 50 SEvening
2020 T2 (Palomar)13Fading15 S to 30 SEvening
29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann13 ?Variable90 N to 30 SMorning
2019 T4 (ATLAS)13.5Brightening5 N to 40 SMorning
132P/Helin-Roman-Alu13.5Steady55 N to 60 SEvening

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