Comet C/2022 E3 ZTF: a new image – 14 Oct. 2022.

We keep an eye on comet C/2022 E3 ZTF while it slowly approaches the Sun: here it is our latest view.

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

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

The image above comes from the average of 10, 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 trails on the background. The image was processed to show both the bright region and the dusty tail at their best. The target was quickly setting, 35 deg. high and the sky was a bit hazy, making the observing conditions less than ideal.

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

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