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C/2020 F8 (SWAN) live position and data

This page shows Comet SWAN (C/2020 F8) location and other relevant astronomical data in real time. The celestial coordinates, magnitude, distances and speed are updated in real time and are computed using high quality data sets provided by the JPL Horizons ephemeris service (see acknowledgements for details). The sky map shown below represents a rectangular portion of the sky 60x40 arcminutes wide. By comparison the diameter of the full Moon is about 30 arcmins, so the full horizontal extent of the map is approximately 2 full Moons wide. Depending on the device you are using, the map can be dragged horizondally or vertically using the mouse or touchscreen. The deep sky image in the background is provided by the Digitized Sky Survey (acknowledgements).

Current close conjunctions

List of bright objects (stars brighter than magnitude 9.0 and galaxies brighter than magmitude 14.0) close to Comet SWAN (C/2020 F8) (less than 1.5 degrees):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 24463005h 14m 58s+44° 31’ 50”
StarHIP 255037.243605h 27m 13s+44° 00’ 20”
StarHIP 255607.434205h 27m 47s+44° 09’ 57”
StarHIP 248168.32505h 19m 10s+45° 00’ 41”
StarHIP 249768.243605h 20m 56s+43° 24’ 46”
StarHIP 253488.502805h 25m 18s+45° 13’ 42”
StarHIP 248816.343805h 20m 02s+44° 25’ 31”
StarHIP 250817.640805h 22m 11s+45° 04’ 54”
StarHIP 244918.574605h 15m 17s+44° 41’ 58”
StarHIP 247758.425405h 18m 41s+44° 07’ 18”
StarHIP 258038.744205h 30m 41s+44° 44’ 10”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Comet SWAN (C/2020 F8)

Astronomy databases

This online sky chart is created using the following astronomy databases and services:

  1. The Digitized Sky Survey, a photographic survey of the whole sky created using images from different telescopes, including the Oschin Schmidt Telescope on Palomar Mountain
  2. The Hipparcos Star Catalogue, containing more than 100.000 bright stars
  3. The PGC 2003 Catalogue, containing information about 1 million galaxies
  4. The GSC 2.3 Catalogue, containing information about more than 2 billion stars and galaxies
Please see the acknowledgements section.

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