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Comet C/2020 F8 (SWAN)

I saw this new magnitude 8 comet this morning with a 12" Dob.
The comet was near HIP 113784.
C/2020 F8 (SWAN) might be mag 3 in May.

http://astro.vanbuitenen.nl/comet/2020F8

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This Guide 9.1 map shows the path of the comet for 14 days.
The zenith is up and 2020 F8 Swan will be 5.6 degrees to the right of Fomalhaut at 4am tomorrow
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Thanks for the info Glenn - I just tried to get its position from CalSky but it wasn't listed there yet.
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I photographed it this morning with my Meade 14 LX200 and Atik infinity. It was moving incredibly fast.
Image is posted in the image section.
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Thanks for the info Glenn - I just tried to get its position from CalSky but it wasn't listed there yet.
Chris you will find its position here
http://astro.vanbuitenen.nl/comet/2020F8
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