Amazing photos of beautiful green comet C/2022 E3 (ZFT) |gallery
The Comet C/2022 E3 (ZFT) could put on a great show for skywatchers in January and February 2023, when it could become visible to the naked eye in the night sky.
Discovered in March 2022 by the Zwicky temporary facility, the comet passes close to Earth for the first time in 50,000 years and has not been seen since Neanderthal times. Since its discovery, stargazers and astrophotographers have captured stunning images of the beautiful green comet. View their images here.
John Chumack of GalacticImages.com captured the above image from Yellow Springs, Ohio. Chumack writes that the comet “is estimated to shine at around 11.00 magnitude, you can definitely see its tail and the 2.5 arc minute green coma.”
The photographer also added: “There are several faint (16th to 17th magnitude) PGC [Principal Galaxies Catalogue] galaxies visible in this image as the comet moved through Ursa Major.”
If you’re hoping to observe C/2022 E3 (ZTF), our guides to the best telescopes and best binoculars are a great place to start. If you want to take pictures of the night sky, check out our guide at how to photograph the moonas well as ours best cameras for astrophotography and best lenses for astrophotography.
Editor’s Note: If you captured Comet C/2022 E3 (ZTF) and would like to share it with Space.com readers, please send your photo(s), comments, and your name and location to [email protected].
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