I like the format of the information, but sometimes it seems the "ease of viewing" is a bit optimistic. So I double check magnitude ratings with the COBS site as mentioned.
http://www.cobs.si/ - LivingNDixie
A very good idea. When it comes to magnitude predictions, near all the comet sites tend to be well off the mark more often than not.
Perhaps even more important is to consult how others (of experience) are reporting the comet's appearance and particularly the dimensions of its coma. A common mistake by those new to comet observing always make is failing to take into consideration the comet's integrated magnitude vs. its coma size. Just like galaxies, although the magnitude might imply a bright and easy object, if very large in size the object may still be difficult, or even beyond your telescope. In fact, I once followed a comet which I could just make out with my unaided eyes (in 7.0 skies) that at the same time failed to give any indication of its presence in a 12.5-inch reflector! P/Encke and P/d'Arrest are among a handful of comets that are famous for this sort thing under certain encounter situations, often seemingly being near the visual limit of large scopes, yet quite apparent in ordinary binoculars.
Edited by BrooksObs, 06 August 2014 - 08:34 AM.