Current comet magnitudes


Current comet magnitudes (January 28, 2017)

Comet                   Magnitude  Trend     Observable     When visible
45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova  7      steady  In conjunction
NEOWISE (2016 U1)            7.5    bright  Poor elongation
Johnson (2015 V2)            10.5   bright  90 N to 15 S    morning
PanSTARRS (2015 ER61)        10.5   bright  50 N to 50 S    early morning
2P/Encke                     11     bright  65 N to 25 S    evening
73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann     11.5   bright  50 N to 35 S    early morning
41P/Tuttle-Giacobinni-Kresak 12     bright  65 N to 50 S    best morning
PanSTARRS (2016 R2)          13 ?   bright  20 N to 50 S    best evening
29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann     13 ?   varies  Poor elongation
237P/LINEAR                  13     fade    Poor elongation
Spacewatch (2011 KP36)       13     fade    55 N to 45 S    evening
43P/Wolf-Harrington          13.5   fade    35 N to 50 S    morning
144P/Kushida                 13.5   fade    50 N to 45 S    early morning
315P/LONEOS                  14     steady  70 N to 10 S    morning
PanSTARRS (2013 X1)          14     fade    10 N to 40 S    early morning

List of comets maintained by Jonathan Shanklin at http://www.ast.cam.ac.uk/~jds.

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