Current comet magnitudes


Current comet magnitudes (December, 2020)

Comet                   Magnitude  Trend     Observable     When visible
2020 S3 (Erasmus)            6.5    fade    Conjunction
2020 M3 (ATLAS) 10 fade 90 N to 50 S all night
88P/Howell 10.5 fade 50 N to 50 S early evening
156P/Russell-LINEAR 10.5 fade 80 N to 50 S best evening
2019 N1 (ATLAS) 10.5 ? steady 30 N to 30 S early morning
58P/Jackson-Neujmin 11.5 ? fade 70 N to 50 S best morning
2020 R4 (ATLAS) 11.5 bright 35 N to 40 S early evening
11P/Tempel-Swift-LINEAR 12 fade 75 N to 50 S best evening
141P/Machholz 12 bright 50 N to 25 S early evening
398P/Boatttini 12 steady 45 N to 50 S best evening
2017 T2 (PanSTARRS) 12.5 fade Conjunction
29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 13 ? varies 90 N to 40 S all night
2020 P1 (NEOWISE) 13 fade Poor elongation
162P/Siding Spring 13 fade 60 N to 35 S evening
2019 L3 (ATLAS) 14 bright 90 N to 10 N best evening
2020 N1 (PanSTARRS) 14 bright 90 N to 15 S evening
2020 Q1 (Borisov) 14 fade 55 N to 10 N early evening
2017 K2 (PanSTARRS) 15 bright 75 N to 70 N early evening



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

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