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Binocular comet ZTF - 6.2.2023 at 18.30 - 6.2.2023 at 19.00 Kangasala, Sahalahti Observation number 111914

Visibility II / V

I observed a ZTF comet for the third time this year. The comet is now mag 5. It was not distinguishable with the naked eye due to the moonlight and frost, and there was probably a faint aurora veil in the sky.
With the camera, ZTF was found in Ajomiehe immediately inside the ϵ Aur triangle. At first I assumed that there would be nothing to shoot because of the moon, but the DSS image processing amazingly brought out the comet. The last image is one original unedited raw image.
If the moonlight fades and the sky is clear, you can still get good pictures from this.

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  • Observation target
    • Comet
  • Visibility of the comet
    • Binocular comet
  • Name of the observation target
    • C/2022 E3 (ZTF)
  • Brightness in magnitudes
    • 5
  • Weather
    • Nouseva kuu ja pakkasusvaa. Keskikertainen seeing. Mag 4 tähtiä erottui.

Technical information

Pentax K-5 200/2.8 6x20 pp. ISO1600. Eq5. DSS image processing.

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