Bright comets in the sky

Comets discovered between February and March 2016Comet discovered in April 2016, C/2015WZ outburst?Comets discovered in May 2016

In the last two months were discovered a poor number of comet and all from professional survey. One, P/2016BA14 was discovered on January but cometary nature was confirmed on February. 
On February were discovered C/2016C1 PANSTARRS and C/2016C2 NEOWISE while on March were discovered comets 2016 E1 PANSTARRS and 2016 E2 Kowalski.

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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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Only four comets discovered on May:

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

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