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Comet C/2020 F8 (SWAN)

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4 years 2 months ago #108819 by Fermidox
Comet C/2020 F8 (SWAN) was created by Fermidox
As Neill told us in the May notes, this comet should become visible from mid-May low in the north-east before dawn. It 'should' be naked eye and 'could' be mag 2 or 3. What's disappointing is that if 2019 Y4 ATLAS had not fizzled, we could have had two naked eye comets 5 degrees apart on May 22nd! Would have been one for the record books... Let's hope SWAN provides a show.

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4 years 2 months ago #108822 by Neill
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4 years 2 months ago #108824 by Keith g
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Oh i do hope this is a good one! It would be great to see this along with an NLC display at the same time.

it been too long for a good coney to come along......

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4 years 2 months ago #108828 by Neill
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Comet Swan lies close to Algol (Beta Persei) on the nights of the 19th/20th and 20th/21st.
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4 years 2 months ago - 4 years 2 months ago #108861 by Neill
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www.forbes.com/sites/jamiecartereurope/2...tter_impression=true

Article which details how bright/visible Swan may be. According to Sky Safari, it climbs above the horizon from next week from my location. Goes without saying, don't listen/read to any mainstream media stuff about a great Comet etc.
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4 years 2 months ago #108863 by Until_then-Goodnight!
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Hi Neill,

Many thanks for the update on SWAN... That's much appreciated. 

Clear skies, 

Darren. 
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