Current comet magnitudes


Current comet magnitudes (August 16, 2018)

Comet                   Magnitude  Trend     Observable     When visible
21P/Giacobini-Zinner         8      bright  55 N to 10 S    all night
PanSTARRS (2017 S3)          8      steady? 55 N to  5 S    morning
PanSTARRS (2016 M1)          9      fade    20 N to 90 S    best evening
ATLAS (2017 T3)              9      fade    30 S to 90 S    early morning
NEOWISE (2018 N1)            9.5    fade    45 N to 90 S    best evening
38P/Stephan-Oterma           11     bright  45 N to 50 S    morning
37P/Forbes                   12     fade    55 N to 60 S    best morning
PanSTARRS (2016 R2)          12     fade    Poor elongation
Lemmon (2018 EF9)            12.5   fade    Poor elongation
PanSTARRS (2016 N6)          12.5   steady  Conjunction
46P/Wirtanen                 13 ?   bright  40 N to 70 S    morning
364P/PanSTARRS               13     fade    15 N to 75 S    morning
64P/Swift-Gehrels            13     bright  60 N to 45 S    best morning
66P/du Toit                  13     fade    30 N to 65 S    morning
240P/NEAT                    13 ?   steady  Poor elongation
29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann     13 ?   varies  55 N to 65 S    best morning
ATLAS (2018 L2)              13.5   bright  20 N to 70 S    evening
ATLAS (2017 M4)              13.5   steady  55 N to 20 S    best evening
48P/Johnson                  13.5   steady  35 N to 80 S    best morning
PanSTARRS (2015 O1)          13.5   fade    Poor elongation



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

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