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Viewing of C/2022 E3 (ZTF)

February 8 @ 20:45 - February 9 @ 21:30

Bookings Essential

AT LAKE WENDOUREE

From 8.45pm AEDT Wednesday 8th February ONLY 

Comet C/2022 E3 (ZTF) will be a 6.0 magnitude appearance for us on 8th appearing low in the North and moving towards Mars over the following days, see Star Map for orbit path.

We will have a telescope available for viewing at a discounted price, $10 Adult, $8 Concession, $5 Student under 18 yrs.

Location: View Point Lake Wendouree.

LAKE WENDOUREE BOOKING

AT THE OBSERVATORY

From 8.45pm AEDT Thursday 9th February ONLY 

Comet C/2022 E3 (ZTF) will be a 6.0 magnitude appearance for us on 8th appearing low in the North and moving towards Mars over the following days, see Star Map for orbit path.

Viewing at a discounted price, $10 Adult, $8 Concession, $5 Student under 18 yrs.

Location: Ballarat Municipal Observatory and Museum

BMOM BOOKING

 

AT THE OBSERVATORY

7.00pm Friday 10th February  BAS Meeting – a talk will be given by Judith Bailey, Observatory Manager, about the Comet with viewing afterwards if a clear sky. New Members most welcome.

 

Naked-eye Comet ZTF
Image Credit & CopyrightÓscar Martín Mesonero (Organización Salmantina de la Astronáutica y el Espacio)
Explanation: Comet C/2022E3 (ZTF) no longer requires a telescope for viewing. By January 19, it could just be seen with the naked eye in this rural sky with little light pollution from a location about 20 kilometers from Salamanca, Spain. Still, telescopic images are needed to show any hint of the comet’s pretty green coma, stubby whitish dust tail, and long ion tail. Its faint ion tail has been buffeted by recent solar activity. This visitor from the distant Oort cloud rounded the Sun on January 12. and is now sweeping through stars near the northern boundary of the constellation Bootes. Outward bound but still growing brighter, Comet ZTF makes its closest approach on February 2, coming to within about 2.4 light-minutes of our fair planet. Credit: Astronomy Picture of the Day

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February 8 @ 20:45
End:
February 9 @ 21:30

Details

Start:
February 8 @ 20:45
End:
February 9 @ 21:30
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