Comet ATLAS (C/2019 Y4)

Comet C/2019 Y4 ATLAS was discovered on December 28, 2019 and is named after the observational program that discovered it: Asteroid Terrestrial-impact Last Alert System (ATLAS). It could become a naked-eye comet—if it doesn’t disintegrate as it gets closer to the Sun. Here’s an ephemeris for the remainder of April and May.

Comet ATLAS (C/2019 Y4) 10 Apr 2020 0224 UT 4 minute exposure 300mm f/5.6 Dodgeville WI