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 03 June, 2021.

CometMag.StatusHemisphereVisible
2020 T2 (Palomar)10.5Brightening55 N to 45 SAll Night
10P/Temple10.5Fading0 N to 55 SMorning
2020 R4 (ATLAS)11.5Fading55 N to 35 SEvening
7P/Pons-Winnecke12Brightening55 N to 55 SMorning
2019 L3 (ATLAS)13FadingPoor ElongationPoor Elongation
29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann13VariableIn ConjunctionIn Conjunction
2019 N1 (ATLAS)13Fading25 S to 90 SEvening
15P/Finlay 13.5Brightening20 N to 80 SMorning
2019 T4 (ATLAS)13.5Brightening25 N to 90 SEvening
2021 D1 (SWAN) 13.5FadingPoor ElongationPoor Elongation

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