Comet C/2022 E3 ZTF: a new image – 16 Aug. 2022.

We captured comet C/2022 E3 ZTF while it slowly travels to its perihelion. Here it is our image.

Comet C/2022 E3 ZTF. 16 Aug. 2022.

Comet C/2022 E3 ZTF. 16 Aug. 2022.

The image above comes from the average of seven, 180-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. The sky was a bit hazy, with a 70% Moon above the Eastern horizon.

There are chances to see this comet by naked eye early next year, let’s see how it will evolve.

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