Current comet magnitudes


Current comet magnitudes (February 2021)

Comet                   Magnitude  Trend     Observable     When visible
2020 R4 (ATLAS)              7      steady  40 N to 55 S    early morning
SWAN21D 10 bright? Poor elongation
2021 A2 (NEOWISE) 11 fade 60 N to 60 S best evening
2020 M3 (ATLAS) 11 fade 90 N to 15 S best evening
88P/Howell 11 fade Poor elongation
141P/Machholz 11 fade 55 N to 45 S evening
2020 S3 (Erasmus) 12 fade Conjunction
156P/Russell-LINEAR 12.5 fade 90 N to 15 S evening
2021 A4 (NEOWISE) 12.5 bright 90 N to 5 N all night
2019 N1 (ATLAS) 12.5 fade 0 N to 60 S best morning
398P/Boatttini 13 fade 80 N to 40 S best evening
29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 13 ? varies 85 N to 35 S best evening
2020 T2 (Palomar) 13.5 bright 85 N to 30 S best morning
2019 L3 (ATLAS) 13.5 bright 90 N to 10 N evening
2017 T2 (PanSTARRS) 13.5 fade 10 N to 50 S early morning



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

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