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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 206718.1804h 25m 41s-04° 43’ 38”
StarHIP 204717.501804h 23m 15s-05° 00’ 20”
StarHIP 212646.556804h 33m 44s-05° 18’ 34”
StarHIP 206028.119404h 24m 44s-05° 41’ 24”
StarHIP 209328.736604h 29m 19s-05° 40’ 49”
StarHIP 206287.354804h 25m 17s-05° 39’ 07”
StarHIP 207427.40104h 26m 41s-06° 24’ 14”
StarHIP 210957.791804h 31m 13s-04° 51’ 35”
StarHIP 211457.679804h 31m 59s-04° 22’ 53”
StarHIP 206587.658204h 25m 36s-05° 05’ 28”
StarHIP 211727.55504h 32m 21s-05° 02’ 20”
StarHIP 209667.950404h 29m 43s-04° 35’ 50”
StarHIP 206767.211604h 25m 43s-05° 09’ 11”
StarHIP 209428.686404h 29m 24s-04° 12’ 22”
StarHIP 210767.937604h 31m 02s-04° 57’ 39”
StarHIP 207937.723804h 27m 20s-05° 50’ 38”
GalaxyNGC 160012.004h 31m 39s-05° 05’ 16”
GalaxyNGC 159413.804h 30m 51s-05° 47’ 54”
GalaxyIC 37313.804h 30m 42s-04° 52’ 18”

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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