Comet Chasing in May


Comet chasing is the visual observation of telescopic comets.  Jump to:  Observing synopses    Summary data

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There are four comets visible in small telescopes this month. Many more are visible in larger instruments.
  • C/2021 O3 (PANSTARRS) passed perihelion on April 21. In early May this comet will pass within 0.6 AU of the earth. It reached maximum brightness of magnitude in late April. 

  • C/2021 E3 (ZTF) will reach perihelion in mid June of 2022. It is predicted to reach maximum brightness of magnitude 10.5 in early June.

  • C/2021 P4 (ATLAS) will reach perihelion at the end of Junly 2022. It is predicted to reach maximum brightness of magnitude 9 in late July..

  • C/2017 K2 (PANSTARRS) passed perihelion in mid December 2022. 

  • C/2019 L3 (ATLAS) passed perihelion on January 9.

  • 19P/Borrelly passed perihelion in early February and is fading.

  • 104P/Kowal reached perihelion in mid January 2022.

  • 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko passed perihelion in early November. On November 2 this comet passed within 0.4 AU of the earth.

  • C/2019 T4 (ATLAS) will reach perihelion in early June of 2022. It is currently predicted to reach maximum brightness of magnitude 12.2 in late May.

  • C/2021 A1 (Leonard) was discovered on January 3, 2021 by by G. J. Leonard at Mount Lemmon Observatory. It passed perihelion on January 3, 2022. 

  • 29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann has frequent outbursts, typically resulting in a brightening of 0.5 - 1.0 magnitudes, which occur roughly every 59 days, typically taking 5-10 days to subside. Up to three subsequent outbursts may occur 5-10 days afterward, each typically smaller than the last, although on some occasions they can be even brighter than the first. These outbursts make 29P one of the most interesting comets to follow, both visually and scientifically. 29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann has a 14.8-year orbital period, and last passed perihelion in early March 2019. It varies in its distance from the Sun from 5.8 AU (at perihelion) to 6.3 AU (at aphelion), which is an unusually small variation for a comet, and remains quite far from the sun at all times. This means that it can be observed more or less continuously.

  • C/2014 UN271 (Bernardinelli-Bernstein) is an interesting Oort cloud comet that was recently reported as a result of the Dark Energy Survey. Soon after it was made public, images showed a cometary coma. Discovery credit goes to Pedro Bernardinelli and Gary Bernstein. This is a remarkable comet that was at 29 AU in 2014, with a perihelion of 10.9 AU in 2031. Its orbit extends out to 40,000 AU! It was unusually bright for its distance. Recent HST obsrvations that isolate the nucleus estimate the diamter to br between 120 and 140 km, making this possibly the largest comet nucleus yet measured. Because of its distant perihelion, this comet is not expected to become bright enough to be visually observed except in large instruments, and not until the end of the decade, but it is likely going to be the subject of intense scientific scrutiny. 

Comets that have apparently disentegrated: C/2020 Q1 (Borisov), C/2020 P1 (NEOWISE), and C/2019 Y4 (ATLAS). Beware that various other online sources often fail to keep track of whether or not a comet still exists!

Comet Visibility in the Eyepiece

This page uses code developed for SkyTools to predict the visibility of a comet in the eyepiece.  Predicting how much aperture is required to see a comet is a very complex task.  Have a look for yourself: a comparison of the predictions below (such as "visible in small telescopes") to the magnitude of each comet shows just how poor an indicator the magnitude alone really is. When you read below that a particular aperture is required to see a comet you can have a reasonable degree of confidence that the comet can in fact be seen in the eyepiece. But always remember, comets are like cats. They both have tails and do what they want, and not always what we expect. This is one of the things that makes comet chasing interesting!

Observing Synopses for May


Explanation of Comet Synopses and charts (read this if you have questions)

C/2021 O3 (PANSTARRS): A northern hemisphere evening comet visible in small telescopes
This comet begins the month in Taurus at magnitude 8.5. Look for a 1.5' coma. It should fade rapidly, moving into Camelopardalis by month's end.  FINDER CHART

Latitude Visibility April 30 Visibility May 7 Visibility May 14 Visibility May 21 Visibility May 28 Nights Visible
55o N Not visible Low in the northern sky during evening twilight at ~22:30 Fairly high in the northern sky during morning twilight at ~00:20 High during evening twilight at ~23:50 High during evening twilight at ~00:00 1-
40o N Not visible Low in the northern sky during evening twilight at ~20:30 Fairly high in the northern sky during evening twilight at ~20:50 Fairly high at ~21:10 High at ~21:30 1-
Equator Not visible Not visible Not visible Not visible Not visible 24-
30o S Not visible Not visible Not visible Not visible Not visible  

C/2017 K2 (PANSTARRS): A morning comet visible in small telescopes
This comet begins the month in Aquila at magnitude 10.3. Look for a 5' coma. It should brighten by about 0.7 magnitudes, moving into Ophiuchus by month's end.  FINDER CHART

Latitude Visibility April 30 Visibility May 7 Visibility May 14 Visibility May 21 Visibility May 28 Nights Visible
55o N Fairly high during morning twilight at ~01:40 Fairly high during morning twilight at ~01:10 High during morning twilight at ~01:10 Fairly high during morning twilight at ~00:10 Fairly high during morning twilight at ~00:10 1-
40o N High at ~03:10 High at ~03:00 High during morning twilight at ~03:20 High at ~01:20 High at ~02:00 1-
Equator High at ~04:20 High at ~03:50 High during morning twilight at ~04:50 High at ~00:00 High at ~02:00 1-
30o S High at ~04:20 High at ~03:40 Fairly high during morning twilight at ~05:20 Fairly high in moonlight at ~23:50 High at ~02:00 1-

C/2021 E3 (ZTF): A southern hemisphere morning comet visible in small telescopes
This comet begins the month in Grus at magnitude 10.7. Look for a 3.5' coma. It should brighten by about 0.8 magnitudes, moving into Hydrus by month's end. The best visibility is late in the month as seen from the southern hemisphere.  FINDER CHART

Latitude Visibility April 30 Visibility May 7 Visibility May 14 Visibility May 21 Visibility May 28 Nights Visible
55o N Not visible Not visible Not visible Not visible Not visible  
40o N Not visible Not visible Not visible Not visible Not visible  
Equator Fairly high at ~04:40 Fairly high at ~04:40 Fairly high in the southern sky during morning twilight at ~04:40 Low in the southern sky during morning twilight at ~04:40 Low in the southern sky during morning twilight at ~04:50 1-
30o S High at ~05:00 High at ~05:00 High during morning twilight at ~05:20 High in moonlight at ~05:10 High at ~05:10 1-

C/2019 L3 (ATLAS): An evening comet visible in small telescopes
This comet begins the month in Gemini at magnitude 10.5. Look for a 3' coma. It should fade slowly, moving into Canis Minor by month's end.  FINDER CHART

Latitude Visibility April 30 Visibility May 7 Visibility May 14 Visibility May 21 Visibility May 28 Nights Visible
55o N Low in the western sky during evening twilight at ~21:50 Not visible Not visible Not visible Not visible 1-15
40o N Fairly high during evening twilight at ~20:30 Fairly high in the western sky during evening twilight at ~20:40 Fairly high in the western sky during evening twilight at ~20:40 Low in the western sky during evening twilight at ~20:50 Not visible 1-
Equator High at ~19:10 High during evening twilight at ~19:10 Fairly high during evening twilight at ~19:10 Fairly high during evening twilight at ~19:10 Fairly high in the western sky during evening twilight at ~19:10 1-
30o S Fairly high at ~18:50 Fairly high during evening twilight at ~18:40 Fairly high during evening twilight at ~18:30 Fairly high in the western sky during evening twilight at ~18:30 Fairly high in the western sky during evening twilight at ~18:30 1-

C/2021 P4 (ATLAS): A northern hemisphere evening comet visible in a 6-inch (15 cm) telescope
This comet begins the month in Camelopardalis at magnitude 12.6. Look for a 1' coma. It should brighten rapidly, moving into Lynx by month's end.  FINDER CHART

Latitude Visibility April 30 Visibility May 7 Visibility May 14 Visibility May 21 Visibility May 28 Nights Visible
55o N Fairly high in the northern sky during evening twilight at ~22:30 Fairly high in the northern sky during evening twilight at ~23:00 Fairly high in the northern sky during evening twilight at ~23:10 Fairly high in the northern sky during evening twilight at ~23:40 Fairly high in the northern sky during evening twilight at ~23:40 1-
40o N Fairly high in the northern sky during evening twilight at ~20:30 Fairly high in the northern sky during evening twilight at ~20:40 Fairly high in the northern sky during evening twilight at ~20:40 Fairly high in the northern sky during evening twilight at ~21:00 Fairly high in the northern sky during evening twilight at ~21:10 1-
Equator Not visible Not visible Not visible Not visible Not visible 21-
30o S Not visible Not visible Not visible Not visible Not visible  

19P/Borrelly: An evening comet visible in an 8-inch (20 cm) telescope
This comet begins the month in Auriga at magnitude 11.2. Look for a 2' coma. It should fade by about 0.9 magnitudes, moving into Lynx by month's end.  FINDER CHART

Latitude Visibility April 30 Visibility May 7 Visibility May 14 Visibility May 21 Visibility May 28 Nights Visible
55o N Fairly high in the western sky during evening twilight at ~22:20 Fairly high in the western sky during evening twilight at ~22:40 Fairly high in the western sky during evening twilight at ~23:00 Fairly high in the northern sky during evening twilight at ~23:30 Not visible 1-
40o N Fairly high at ~20:40 Fairly high during evening twilight at ~20:50 Fairly high during evening twilight at ~20:50 Fairly high during evening twilight at ~21:10 Fairly high in the western sky during evening twilight at ~21:10 1-
Equator Fairly high in the northern sky at ~19:10 Fairly high in the northern sky during evening twilight at ~19:10 Fairly high in the northern sky during evening twilight at ~19:10 Fairly high in the northern sky during evening twilight at ~19:10 Fairly high in the northern sky at ~19:20 1-
30o S Not visible Not visible Not visible Not visible Not visible 1-

C/2019 T4 (ATLAS): An evening comet visible in an 8-inch (20 cm) telescope
This comet begins the month in Crater at magnitude 11.9. Look for a 1.5' coma. It should fade slowly.  FINDER CHART

Latitude Visibility April 30 Visibility May 7 Visibility May 14 Visibility May 21 Visibility May 28 Nights Visible
55o N Low in the southern sky during evening twilight at ~22:10 Low in the southern sky during evening twilight at ~22:30 Not visible Not visible Not visible 1-29
40o N Fairly high at ~21:10 Fairly high in moonlight at ~21:00 Fairly high during evening twilight at ~20:40 Fairly high at ~21:10 Fairly high during evening twilight at ~21:10 1-
Equator High at ~21:10 High at ~23:00 High during evening twilight at ~19:00 High at ~19:50 High at ~19:30 1-
30o S High at ~21:10 High at ~22:00 High during evening twilight at ~18:20 High at ~19:50 High at ~19:20 1-

22P/Kopff: A morning comet visible in a 12.5-inch (32 cm) telescope
This comet begins the month in Aquarius at magnitude 11.7. Look for a 4' coma. It should remain constant, moving into Pisces by month's end. The best visibility is late in the month as seen from the southern hemisphere.  FINDER CHART

Latitude Visibility April 30 Visibility May 7 Visibility May 14 Visibility May 21 Visibility May 28 Nights Visible
55o N Not visible Not visible Not visible Not visible Not visible  
40o N Not visible Not visible Not visible Not visible Low in the eastern sky during morning twilight at ~03:00 4-8, 10-
Equator Fairly high at ~04:40 Fairly high at ~04:40 High during morning twilight at ~04:40 High during morning twilight at ~04:40 High at ~04:40 1-
30o S Fairly high at ~05:10 High at ~05:10 High during morning twilight at ~05:20 High during morning twilight at ~05:20 High at ~05:20 1-

C/2020 R7 (ATLAS): A southern hemisphere morning comet visible in a 16-inch (41 cm) telescope
This comet begins the month in Grus at magnitude 14.7. Look for a 1.5' coma. It should brighten by about 0.5 magnitudes, moving into Tucana by month's end. The best visibility is late in the month as seen from the southern hemisphere.  FINDER CHART

Latitude Visibility April 30 Visibility May 7 Visibility May 14 Visibility May 21 Visibility May 28 Nights Visible
55o N Not visible Not visible Not visible Not visible Not visible  
40o N Not visible Not visible Not visible Not visible Not visible  
Equator Fairly high in the southern sky during morning twilight at ~04:50 Fairly high in the southern sky during morning twilight at ~04:50 Fairly high in the southern sky during morning twilight at ~04:50 Fairly high in the southern sky during morning twilight at ~04:40 Fairly high in the southern sky during morning twilight at ~04:40 1-
30o S High at ~05:10 High at ~05:10 High during morning twilight at ~05:20 High in moonlight at ~05:20 High at ~05:10 1-

C/2020 V2 (ZTF): A northern hemisphere evening comet visible in an 18-inch (46 cm) telescope
This comet begins the month in Ursa Major at magnitude 13.7. Look for a 1' coma. It should brighten slowly.  FINDER CHART

Latitude Visibility April 30 Visibility May 7 Visibility May 14 Visibility May 21 Visibility May 28 Nights Visible
55o N High at ~22:40 High during morning twilight at ~00:40 High during morning twilight at ~00:40 High during evening twilight at ~23:50 High during evening twilight at ~23:50 1-
40o N High at ~20:50 High at ~00:10 High during evening twilight at ~20:50 High at ~21:20 High at ~21:20 1-
Equator Fairly high in the northern sky at ~20:00 Fairly high in the northern sky in moonlight at ~19:30 Fairly high in the northern sky during evening twilight at ~19:10 Fairly high in the northern sky at ~19:20 Fairly high in the northern sky at ~19:20 1-
30o S Not visible Not visible Not visible Not visible Not visible  

C/2021 A1 (Leonard): A southern hemisphere morning comet visible in very large telescopes
This comet begins the month in Sagittarius at magnitude 13.0. Look for a 5' coma. It should fade by about 0.7 magnitudes, moving into Corona Australis by month's end. The best visibility is early in the month as seen from the southern hemisphere.  FINDER CHART

Latitude Visibility April 30 Visibility May 7 Visibility May 14 Visibility May 21 Visibility May 28 Nights Visible
55o N Not visible Not visible Not visible Not visible Not visible  
40o N Not visible Not visible Not visible Not visible Not visible  
Equator High at ~04:40 High at ~04:30 High during morning twilight at ~04:50 Fairly high at ~00:10 High at ~02:10 1-17, 19-
30o S High at ~05:00 High at ~04:40 High during morning twilight at ~05:20 High at ~23:20 High at ~02:00 1-16, 19-

104P/Kowal: An evening comet visible in very large telescopes
This comet begins the month in Cancer at magnitude 13.3. Look for a 1.5' coma. It should fade by about 1.3 magnitudes, moving into Leo by month's end.  FINDER CHART

Latitude Visibility April 30 Visibility May 7 Visibility May 14 Visibility May 21 Visibility May 28 Nights Visible
55o N Fairly high in the western sky during evening twilight at ~22:10 Fairly high in the western sky during evening twilight at ~22:30 Not visible Not visible Not visible 1-7
40o N High at ~20:40 High in moonlight at ~20:50 Not visible Fairly high during evening twilight at ~21:10 Fairly high in the western sky during evening twilight at ~21:10 1-8, 16-
Equator High at ~19:20 High in moonlight at ~19:20 Not visible High at ~19:20 High at ~19:20 1-8, 16-
30o S High at ~18:50 High in moonlight at ~18:50 Not visible High at ~18:40 High at ~18:40 1-8, 16-

9P/Tempel: A morning comet visible in very large telescopes
This comet begins the month in Capricornus at magnitude 13.5. Look for a 3' coma. It should brighten slowly, moving into Aquarius by month's end. The best visibility is late in the month as seen from the southern hemisphere.  FINDER CHART

Latitude Visibility April 30 Visibility May 7 Visibility May 14 Visibility May 21 Visibility May 28 Nights Visible
55o N Not visible Not visible Not visible Not visible Not visible  
40o N Not visible Not visible Not visible Not visible Low in the eastern sky during morning twilight at ~03:00 23-24, 27-
Equator High at ~04:40 High at ~04:40 High during morning twilight at ~04:50 High in moonlight at ~04:30 High at ~04:30 1-
30o S High at ~05:00 High at ~05:00 High during morning twilight at ~05:20 High in moonlight at ~05:10 High at ~05:10 1-

116P/Wild: An evening comet visible in very large telescopes
This comet begins the month in Leo at magnitude 13.8. Look for a 1.5' coma. It should fade slowly.  FINDER CHART

Latitude Visibility April 30 Visibility May 7 Visibility May 14 Visibility May 21 Visibility May 28 Nights Visible
55o N Fairly high during evening twilight at ~22:20 Fairly high during evening twilight at ~22:40 Fairly high in the western sky during evening twilight at ~22:40 Low in the western sky during evening twilight at ~23:10 Not visible 1-24
40o N High at ~20:40 High in moonlight at ~20:50 High during evening twilight at ~20:40 High during evening twilight at ~21:10 Fairly high during evening twilight at ~21:10 1-
Equator High at ~19:20 High in moonlight at ~19:30 High during evening twilight at ~19:00 High at ~19:20 High at ~19:20 1-
30o S High at ~19:10 High in moonlight at ~19:30 High during evening twilight at ~18:30 High at ~18:40 High at ~18:40 1-

C/2019 U5 (PANSTARRS): An evening comet visible in very large telescopes
This comet begins the month in Bootes at magnitude 14.2. Look for a 60" coma. It should brighten slowly.  FINDER CHART

Latitude Visibility April 30 Visibility May 7 Visibility May 14 Visibility May 21 Visibility May 28 Nights Visible
55o N High at ~00:40 High during morning twilight at ~00:50 High during morning twilight at ~01:20 High during evening twilight at ~23:50 High during evening twilight at ~23:50 1-
40o N High at ~00:50 High at ~00:40 High during morning twilight at ~03:20 High at ~22:50 High at ~22:10 1-
Equator High at ~00:50 High at ~00:10 Fairly high in moonlight at ~02:30 High at ~22:50 High at ~22:10 1-
30o S Low in the northern sky at ~00:50 Low in the northern sky at ~00:10 Not visible Low in the northern sky at ~22:50 Low in the northern sky at ~22:10 1-12, 17-

C/2020 K1 (PANSTARRS): A morning comet visible in very large telescopes
This comet begins the month in Sagitta at magnitude 14.7. Look for a 55" coma. It should brighten slowly, moving into Hercules by month's end.  FINDER CHART

Latitude Visibility April 30 Visibility May 7 Visibility May 14 Visibility May 21 Visibility May 28 Nights Visible
55o N High during morning twilight at ~01:30 High during morning twilight at ~01:10 High during morning twilight at ~01:10 High during morning twilight at ~00:10 High during morning twilight at ~00:00 1-
40o N High at ~03:10 High at ~02:50 High during morning twilight at ~03:20 High at ~01:10 High at ~02:10 1-15, 17-
Equator High at ~04:20 High at ~03:50 High during morning twilight at ~04:50 High at ~00:00 High at ~02:20 1-14, 19-
30o S High at ~04:20 High at ~03:50 Fairly high during morning twilight at ~05:20 Fairly high in moonlight at ~00:50 High at ~02:20 1-15, 20-

117P/Helin-Roman-Alu: A morning comet visible in very large telescopes
This comet begins the month in Sagittarius at magnitude 14.7. Look for a 1.5' coma. It should brighten slowly. The best visibility is late in the month as seen from the southern hemisphere.  FINDER CHART

Latitude Visibility April 30 Visibility May 7 Visibility May 14 Visibility May 21 Visibility May 28 Nights Visible
55o N Not visible Not visible Not visible Not visible Not visible  
40o N Fairly high in the southern sky during morning twilight at ~03:20 Fairly high in the southern sky during morning twilight at ~03:10 Not visible Low in the southern sky in moonlight at ~02:10 Fairly high in the southern sky at ~02:30 1-13, 20-
Equator High at ~04:30 High at ~04:10 High during morning twilight at ~04:50 Fairly high at ~00:10 High at ~02:40 1-14, 20-
30o S High at ~04:30 High at ~04:10 High during morning twilight at ~05:20 Fairly high at ~23:20 High at ~02:40 1-14, 20-

67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko: An evening comet visible in very large telescopes
This comet begins the month in Cancer at magnitude 14.3. Look for a 1.5' coma. It should fade by about 1.0 magnitudes, moving into Leo by month's end.  FINDER CHART

Latitude Visibility April 30 Visibility May 7 Visibility May 14 Visibility May 21 Visibility May 28 Nights Visible
55o N Fairly high during evening twilight at ~22:20 Fairly high in the western sky during evening twilight at ~22:40 Not visible Not visible Not visible 1-7
40o N High at ~20:40 High in moonlight at ~21:00 Not visible High at ~21:10 Fairly high during evening twilight at ~21:10 1-7, 16-
Equator High at ~19:20 High in moonlight at ~20:30 Not visible High at ~19:20 High at ~19:20 1-7, 16-
30o S High at ~19:00 High in moonlight at ~19:00 Not visible High at ~18:40 High at ~18:40 1-7, 17-

C/2022 E3 (ZTF): A morning comet visible in very large telescopes
This comet begins the month in Aquila at magnitude 15.7. Look for a 45" coma. It should brighten by about 0.9 magnitudes, moving into Vulpecula by month's end.  FINDER CHART

Latitude Visibility April 30 Visibility May 7 Visibility May 14 Visibility May 21 Visibility May 28 Nights Visible
55o N Fairly high in the eastern sky during morning twilight at ~01:40 Fairly high during morning twilight at ~01:20 Not visible Fairly high during morning twilight at ~00:20 Fairly high during morning twilight at ~00:10 1-11, 16-
40o N High at ~03:10 High at ~03:00 High during morning twilight at ~03:10 High at ~01:20 High at ~02:30 1-15, 18-
Equator High at ~04:30 High at ~04:30 High during morning twilight at ~04:50 Fairly high at ~00:20 High at ~03:30 1-14, 20-
30o S High at ~05:00 High at ~05:00 High during morning twilight at ~05:20 High in moonlight at ~03:50 Fairly high at ~03:30 1-14, 20-

C/2020 Y2 (ATLAS): A southern hemisphere evening comet visible in very large telescopes
This comet begins the month in Carina at magnitude 14.9. Look for a 30" coma. It should fade slowly, moving into Puppis by month's end. The best visibility is early in the month as seen from the southern hemisphere.  FINDER CHART

Latitude Visibility April 30 Visibility May 7 Visibility May 14 Visibility May 21 Visibility May 28 Nights Visible
55o N Not visible Not visible Not visible Not visible Not visible  
40o N Not visible Not visible Not visible Not visible Not visible  
Equator Fairly high in the southern sky during evening twilight at ~19:10 Fairly high in the southern sky during evening twilight at ~19:10 Not visible Not visible Not visible 1-10, 17-17
30o S High at ~18:50 High in moonlight at ~18:50 High during evening twilight at ~18:30 High at ~18:40 Fairly high at ~18:30 1-

Summary Data for This Month's Telescopic Comets


Comets brighter than 16th magnitude.  This table is updated as necessary. The last column indicates the date of the last observation used to compute these values.  The constellation listed is where the comet was on the first of the month.
Comet Constellation

May 1st

May 15th

May 31st

Observations as of (UT)
Mag Diam Mag Diam Mag Diam
C/2021 O3 (PANSTARRS) Taurus 8.5 1.5' 10.1 1.5' 12.0 1.1' 2022 April 22
C/2021 F1 (Lemmon-PANSTARRS) Aries 10.0 3.5' 11.0 3.4' 12.3 3.5' 2022 March 31
C/2017 K2 (PANSTARRS) Aquila 10.3 3.9' 10.0 4.3' 9.7 4.9' 2022 May 1
C/2019 L3 (ATLAS) Gemini 10.5 2.8' 10.7 2.7' 11.0 2.5' 2022 April 30
C/2021 E3 (ZTF) Grus 10.7 2.6' 10.2 3.1' 9.9 3.4' 2022 April 30
19P/Borrelly Auriga 11.2 2.2' 11.7 2.1' 12.2 1.9' 2022 April 30
22P/Kopff Aquarius 11.7 4.0' 11.7 4.1' 11.8 4.3' 2022 April 17
C/2019 T4 (ATLAS) Crater 11.9 1.6' 12.0 1.6' 12.1 1.5' 2022 April 29
C/2021 P4 (ATLAS) Camelopardalis 12.6 1.1' 11.9 1.2' 11.0 1.2' 2022 March 27
C/2021 A1 (Leonard) Sagittarius 13.0 3.9' 13.3 4.1' 13.7 4.1' 2022 March 16
104P/Kowal Cancer 13.3 1.7' 13.9 1.4' 14.5 1.2' 2022 March 29
9P/Tempel Capricornus 13.5 2.8' 13.4 2.9' 13.3 3.0' 2022 April 17
57P/du Toit-Neujmin-Delporte Aries 13.6 47" 13.7 46" 13.8 46" 2021 December 31
C/2020 V2 (ZTF) Ursa Major 13.7 1.1' 13.6 1.1' 13.6 1.0' 2022 April 30
116P/Wild Leo 13.8 1.3' 13.9 1.2' 14.0 1.1' 2022 April 29
C/2019 U5 (PANSTARRS) Bootes 14.2 58" 14.1 59" 14.0 59" 2022 March 28
67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko Cancer 14.3 1.3' 14.8 1.1' 15.3 59" 2022 February 28
C/2020 T2 (Palomar) Pisces Austrinus 14.4 2.3' 14.5 2.4' 14.6 2.4' 2021 November 22
C/2020 R7 (ATLAS) Grus 14.7 1.1' 14.4 1.3' 14.1 1.4' 2022 February 2
117P/Helin-Roman-Alu Sagittarius 14.7 1.2' 14.5 1.3' 14.3 1.3' 2022 March 16
C/2020 K1 (PANSTARRS) Sagitta 14.7 49" 14.5 52" 14.3 55" 2022 April 30
C/2021 T2 (Fuls) Cetus 14.8 57" 14.3 1.1' 13.7 1.3' 2021 October 18
C/2020 Y2 (ATLAS) Carina 14.9 28" 15.0 27" 15.1 26" 2022 April 20
4P/Faye Gemini 15.1 1.1' 15.4 58" 15.8 53" 2022 March 23
C/2020 J1 (SONEAR) Coma Berenices 15.5 1.8' 15.8 1.6' 16.2 1.5' 2022 April 30
C/2020 M5 (ATLAS) Sextans 15.6 1.0' 15.9 55" 16.2 50" 2022 March 8
C/2022 E3 (ZTF) Aquila 15.7 35" 15.2 39" 14.8 44" 2022 April 30
29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann Auriga 15.7 3.7' 15.7 3.6' 15.8 3.6' 2022 April 21
C/2018 U1 (Lemmon) Ara 15.8 55" 15.8 55" 15.9 55" 2022 April 2
73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann Leo 16.2 40" 15.7 39" 15.1 39" 2022 April 22
*In solar conjunction and generally not visible

For information about specific comets see Gary W. Kronk's Cometography 

Further reading: see Comet Chasing, Sky & Telescope, April 2005, pg. 83.

Make your own visual observing custom charts for your location and telescope/binoculars: software for visual comet observing 

Select comets that are appropriate for your imaging system, and plan when they are best imaged: software for comet imaging 
 

Links

Skyhound's Guide to Comets
Skyhound's Guide to Finding Comets
BAA Comet Section
Weekly Information About Bright Comets
Cometography