Thursday, February 2, 2023

Photographing Comet C/2022 E3 (ZTF) Feb 1st 2023

Every year or so, I hear about comets blasting through our solar system, and in the last few years, I've made a few attempts to go find these icy meteor snowballs as they blast by.  The last two nights have been somewhat clear --- which is amazing as Windsor has had almost over a month without much sun... lots of cloud cover. 

This comet was pretty dim, and would only be seen with a scope, binoculars or a telephoto lens. I use an app or website called  which is pretty amazing (and free). Without this app --- I would have no idea where to look for these astronomical highlights. 

These photos don't seem like much ---- but --- I have to drive 20 minutes of of Windsor (light pollution) and then setting up a tripod, camera in the dark, temps of -10C then finding a tiny fuzz-ball of light, then taking many photos at different ISO/shutter combinations... its not easy!

This is now the third comet I've attempted to photograph on this blog:

Comet Leonard:

Comet Neowise:

Good Astronomizing!


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