Current comet magnitudes


Current comet magnitudes (April 6, 2017)

Comet                   Magnitude  Trend     Observable     When visible
PanSTARRS (2015 ER61)         6.5   bright  45 N to 80 S    morning
Lovejoy (2017 E4)             7.5   steady  65 N to 35 S    morning
41P/Tuttle-Giacobinni-Kresa   7.5   steady  70 N to 15 S    all night
Johnson (2015 V2)             9     bright  70 N to 30 S    all night
Borisov (2017 E1)             9.5   steady  30 N to 60 S    early morning
2P/Encke                     10     fade    10 N to 80 S    morning
PanSTARRS (2016 VZ18)        11     fade    70 N to 10 N    all night
65P/Gunn                     12     bright  30 N to 70 S    best morning
73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann     12     fade    20 S to 45 S    early morning
71P/Clark                    13     bright  45 N to 75 S    best morning
PanSTARRS (2016 R2)          13 ?   bright  Poor elongation
29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann     13 ?   varies  20 N to 70 S    morning
315P/LONEOS                  14     fade    70 N to 20 S    best evening

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

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