Comet C/2022 E3 ZTF

Probably the most overhyped comet of the last decennium. I’m not sure why media and social media are copying each other in hyping this comet. Apart from being slightly more bright then average comets, it’s really a standard comet.

Not comparable at all with Neowise, or Hale-Bopp, or Hyakutake!

It almost kept me from imaging (click on the image).

Comet C/2022 E3 ZTF imaged with a Nion D750 197x15s at 1600ISO FL342mm F4.5 January 28th 2023

Comet Leonard on 6th December, 2021

Zoom @ 85mm, ISO6400, 4s Nikon D750 single shot

By ‘coincidence’ it happened to be clear this morning at 6 am. The dogs made clear they wanted to go outside so I accidently discovered the clear sky. Dawn was already in the sky. I could’n find the comet by making a few pics around the area I suspected it should be. Only after consulting SkySafari, I knew exactly where she was, and could make a few shots with the Nikon D750 and a kitlens @ 85mm F 4.5 that happened to be on.

With the naked eye nothing was visible, with the 7×50 you could easily see the comet, it’s fuzzy appearance clearly different from a star. The tail was not visible.

Nikon D750 ISO 3200 3s F 4.5 Nikon zoom 24-85mm @ 24 mm

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