2020f8 20200504 mmattiazzo

C/2020 F8 SWAN.
2020 May 4 at 19:30UT.
Visual magnitude 5.6, dia=9' dc=6. Ion tail >2 degrees using 8x40mm binoculars.
Ion tail >7 degrees as shown in the wide field image.
details on photograph.
Comet has shown a slight decline in brightness, after a surge from April 26. Light curve is erratic. Hopefully the comet survives.

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