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Binocular comet ZTF - 22.2.2023 at 19.20 - 22.2.2023 at 19.50 Kangasala, Sahalahti Observation number 112282

Visibility II / V

The comet ZTF has dimmed. I don't even hope to see with the naked eye anymore, maybe max magnitude 7. It has clearly passed the maximum brightness. Now found in Orion and an easy catch with the camera. I shot with the same optics and settings as the previous times. However, seeing was mediocre due to the frost and fog. Shaking the camera and tripod in -20 degrees below zero was not a treat. Connection wires and cables were like iron wire. However, there was still a picture of ZTF and with the DSS program even a little bit of the tail came out.

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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
    • 7
  • Weather
    • Keskinkertainen seeing, hiukan pakkasutua. Ei kuutamoa eikä revontulia. Rajamagnitudi 4,5.

Technical information

Pentax K-5 200/2.8 10x25-30 pp. ISO3200 Eq 5. DSS.

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