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Observation by Terry Evans: C/2020 F8 SWAN

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Terry Evans

Observer

Terry Evans

Observed

2020 May 03 - 18:00

Uploaded

2020 May 03 - 19:50

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Constellation

Cetus

Field centre

RA: 00h10m
Dec: -11°28'
Position angle: -8°07'

Field size

1°48' × 1°21'

Equipment
  • Moravian G4-16000
  • Orion Optics AG12
  • Paramount ME
Exposure

10 * 60s

Location

Warrumbungle Observatory, Coonabarabran, NSW

Target name

C/2020 F8 SWAN

Title

C/2020 F8 SWAN

About this image

Comet SWAN has brightened considerably in the last few days and now sports a long tail.  The diagonal Field of View of this image is about 2 1/2 degrees.  I'd guess that the tail extends for about twice that length.  There appears to have been some form of disconnection event in the last few hours, giving the kinked tail

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