Comet C/2022 E3 ZTF: a new image – 31 July 2022.
We imaged comet C/2022 E3 ZTF again, while it brightens on its way to perihelion. Here it is our image.
The image above comes from the average of 12, 120-second exposures, unfiltered, remotely collected with the “Elena” (PlaneWave 17″+Paramount ME+SBIG STL-6303E) robotic unit available at the Virtual Telescope Project. The telescope tracked the apparent motion of comet C/2022 E3 ZTF, this is why stars left long trails on the background. The image was processed to show both the bright region and the dusty tail at their best. A couple of satellite trails are also visible. The sky was a bit hazy.
There are chances to see this comet by naked eye early next year, let’s see how it will evolve.
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