Saturday, January 28, 2023

Comet C/2022 E3 (ZTF) may be visible between January and February

Cometa C/2022 E3 (ZTF) was discovered by astronomers at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) using a wide-field sounding camera on a temporary facility Zwicky In early March 2022 and finally it could be Visible middle of January and February 2023,

According to nasa science The Cometa C/2022 E3 (ZTF) is currently on a journey through the inner Solar System and will next be at perihelion, its closest point to the Sun Thursday, January 12, 2023, Furthermore, it will reach its perigee, the closest point to Earth. February 1st,

In this sense, although the comet’s brightness is “notoriously unpredictable”, according to the US agency, between late January and early February, C/2022 E3 (ZTF) It is possibly barely visible to the naked eye in the dark night sky.

This is what the image of the celestial body looks like

According to NASA The new long-period comet has brightened and is now crossing the northern constellations, corona Borealis, in the sky before dawn. It should be noted that it’s still too dark to see without a telescope.

However, a great telescopic image has been taken of 19 December and Bartlett shows the brightest greenish coma of celestial body broad, short dust tail and long, wispy ion tail that extends across the field of view 2.5 degree wide,

C/2022 E3 (ZTF) covers its orbit around the sun in 50 thousand years and is currently about 188 million kilometers from Earth, but will reach it “only” in the first days of February 40 million kilometers,

near land and its potential visibility comet This is one of the many astronomical events of 2023 and the only one that will happen in February snow moonThe α-Centaroid meteor shower and many conjunctions with planets as well as with the Moon.

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