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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 183395.955203h 55m 16s-12° 05’ 56”
StarHIP 180837.174403h 51m 55s-11° 58’ 05”
StarHIP 182237.795603h 53m 46s-12° 44’ 00”
StarHIP 186168.482803h 58m 58s-11° 26’ 05”
StarHIP 183658.583803h 55m 37s-10° 32’ 11”
StarHIP 179777.703803h 50m 35s-11° 59’ 44”
StarHIP 179498.89803h 50m 15s-11° 44’ 30”
StarHIP 184406.524603h 56m 31s-10° 51’ 11”
StarHIP 179658.153603h 50m 25s-10° 19’ 11”
StarHIP 184148.118203h 56m 12s-10° 39’ 31”
StarHIP 180808.282603h 51m 53s-10° 31’ 48”
StarHIP 182727.90403h 54m 31s-12° 43’ 18”
StarHIP 182367.232203h 53m 59s-12° 26’ 57”
StarHIP 181857.490603h 53m 24s-10° 32’ 43”

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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