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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 22762004h 53m 49s-17° 46’ 18”
StarHIP 23512005h 03m 20s-17° 22’ 20”
StarHIP 233507.9705h 01m 18s-17° 33’ 27”
StarHIP 232157.973404h 59m 45s-18° 39’ 23”
StarHIP 228605.603804h 55m 06s-16° 44’ 26”
StarHIP 236127.782205h 04m 37s-17° 53’ 06”
StarHIP 236188.354605h 04m 40s-17° 56’ 29”
StarHIP 230906.67204h 58m 10s-16° 46’ 48”
StarHIP 231376.909204h 58m 44s-17° 48’ 24”
StarHIP 233068.569205h 00m 43s-17° 35’ 06”
StarHIP 229447.315204h 56m 12s-17° 44’ 10”
GalaxyESO 552-2013.304h 54m 51s-18° 06’ 50”
GalaxyPGC 1649413.504h 59m 27s-16° 33’ 38”
GalaxyNGC 173813.705h 01m 46s-18° 09’ 30”

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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