I am also interested in astronomy. Whenever a comet comes along, I try to see it. Presently, Comet Holmes is visible to the naked eye in the constellation Perseus. Just look in the NE sky beside the constellation Perseus when it is fully dark after sunset. You will see a fuzzbull. No tail is visible on this one! Binoculars are recommended.
Comet Holmes was first discovered in 1892 when it "exploded".
Last week it "exploded" and became very bright.
For more information, just Google "comet Holmes".