Bright comets now

CometMagElongDECRA
C/2013 X1 (PANSTARRS) 10.563.9-28°35'14h22m
81P/Wild 12.528.9-01°03'12h30m
C/2014 S2 (PANSTARRS) 1322.2+07°60'12h07m
C/2015 V2 (Johnson) 13.844.3+50°47'10h16m
53P/Van Biesbroeck 13.9149.2-16°15'20h51m
C/2014 W2 (PANSTARRS) 14.168.1+24°45'15h23m
29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 14.3126.4-25°31'19h16m

Bright comets in the sky

Comet discovered in April 2016, C/2015WZ outburst?Comets discovered in May 2016Comets discovered in June and July 2016

In this month only three comets were discovered and all by PANSTARRS. However only the comet P/2016G1 were officially discovered in April while both C/2015WZ and C/2015HG16 turned to be a comet after founding as asteroid before.

C/2015WZ could reach 10th magnitude in this days after a possible outburst.

Giuseppe Pappa


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Five comets were discovered on May:

P/2016J1 (PANSTARRS)
C/2016J2 (Dennau)
C/2016KA (Catalina) (reported as asteroid and after found cometary activity).
P/2016J3 (STEREO)
C/2016K1 (LINEAR)

Giuseppe Pappa


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Only two comets were discovered in last two months June and July and some other comets were rediscovered.

The two comets were discovered, exactly one in June (C/2016M1 PANSTARRS and one in July (C/2016M4 MASTER).

 

Giuseppe Pappa


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