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Observation by Alan C Tough: C/2020 F8 (SWAN) - 2020 April 21

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Alan C Tough

Observer

Alan C Tough

Observed

2020 Apr 21 - 17:17

Uploaded

2020 Apr 23 - 10:24

Objects

C/2020 F8 (SWAN)

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Constellation

Sculptor

Field centre

RA: 23h21m
Dec: -30°16'
Position angle: -4°12'

Field size

1°58' × 1°18'

Equipment
  • OTA: Takahashi 106 mm FSQ ED
  • FLI Microline 11002 - Grade 1 CCD
  • Paramount PME mount
Exposure

L = 300 secs; RGB = 120 secs per filter (bin 2); f/5.0

Location

Siding Spring Observatory, NSW, Australia (remote)

Target name

Comet C/2020 F8 (SWAN)

Title

C/2020 F8 (SWAN) - 2020 April 21

About this image

This is my first go at imaging comet 2020 F8. If it doesn't disintegrate it should be a very nice object!

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Nick James
Nick James, 2020 May 18 - 17:57 UTC

After my experience with C/2019 Y4 I kept fairly quiet about C/2020 F8. It managed to fizzle even without my help.

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