Get ready to photograph E3 Comet next month as it comes the closest to Earth

Jan 5, 2023

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Get ready to photograph E3 Comet next month as it comes the closest to Earth

Jan 5, 2023

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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Discovered in March 2022, comet C/2022 E3 (ZTF) is approaching the Earth. In only a few weeks, it will come the closest to our planet before vanishing again for tens of thousands of years. Astrophotographers and space enthusiasts, you know what this means: get your telescopes and cameras ready! In fact, the comet and its green tail could even be visible to the naked eye.

Astronomers discovered the long-period comet using the wide-field survey camera at the Zwicky Transient Facility in early March 2022. Since then, it has brightened substantially “and is now sweeping across the northern constellation Corona Borealis in predawn skies,” NASA explains.

In an image from 19 December 2022, you can see the comet’s tail, but it was taken through a telescope and was still too dim to see. However, NASA writes that E3 will be its closest to the Sun on 12 January 2023 and its closest to our planet on 1 February. “The brightness of comets is notoriously unpredictable,” NASA concludes, “but by then C/2022 E3 (ZTF) could become only just visible to the eye in dark night skies.”

While this comet will not be as bright as comet NEOWISE, you’ll still likely be able to see it with the naked eye, small binoculars, and of course telescope. And since it won’t come back for tens of thousands of years – try not to miss it.

[via Gizmodo]

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Dunja Djudjic

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8 responses to “Get ready to photograph E3 Comet next month as it comes the closest to Earth”

  1. Sherri Vallie Avatar
    Sherri Vallie

    Judy McCarthy Toomey

  2. Utsav Patel Avatar
    Utsav Patel

    Don’t look up

  3. Anno Smit Avatar
    Anno Smit

    Marjolein van Roosmalen en Jacoba De Graaf Meuldijk iets voor jullie?

  4. Marjolein van Roosmalen Avatar
    Marjolein van Roosmalen

    Anno Smit gaaf!!

  5. Dorian Sanders Avatar
    Dorian Sanders

    Sarah Bachinger I’ve heard of this. Hope it’s gonna be clear outside! Thanks for the tip!

  6. Martin Jørgensen Avatar
    Martin Jørgensen

    Håber på clear skies, Jeppe Byrialsen Jensen

  7. Sarah Bachinger Avatar
    Sarah Bachinger

    Dorian Sanders

  8. Steve Tracy Snaps Avatar
    Steve Tracy Snaps

    Francine Joyce-Martin