As of June 1, 2006, Comet 41P was a 10th magnitude object for telescopes, located on the Cancer-Leo border, with a predicted maximum of about 10 at perihelion on June 11. This comet is of interest as it has been noted to flare dramatically. In 1973 the flare was 10 magnitudes brighter than predicted, reaching easy naked-eye visibility at apparent magnitude 4.
However, by June 22, the comet had diminished to about magnitude 11, having produced no flare of note.
The comet nucleus is estimated to be 1.4 kilometers in diameter.