Comet C/2022 E3 (ZTF) begins to be seen with the naked eye above the Thai sky.

National Astronomical Research Institute (Public Organization) (Dr.), Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation (Wor.) reveals comet C/2022 E3 (ZTF) (C two zero two e three ZTF) begins to be seen with the naked eye above Thailand’s sky in pitch black You can watch from now until the beginning of February 2023, appearing in the north. Giraffe constellation area Watching through a telescope or binoculars will see more clearly

Mr. Suparerk Khaehanon, Director of the Astronomy Academic and Communication Service Center, DR., revealed that comet C/2022 E3 (ZTF) is now beginning to be noticed with the naked eye in a completely dark area north of the constellation Giraffe. (Camelopardalis) from about 10:00 p.m. In early February It is when this comet is closest to Earth. (Between February 1-2) can be observed from the sun setting until dawn before the sun rises the next day. And expect a little more brightness.

Those who are interested observe the comet with the naked eye. Try to observe celestial objects that appear hazy or a star that is not as sharp as other stars. If using a telescope or binoculars to help observe will help confirm and see the comet more clearly and when recording this comet through the camera with a long exposure Can observe the unique tail and green color of this comet. As of January 28, 2023, the comet has appeared 3 tails, namely “Ion Tail”, which is straight and the longest, “Dust Tail” is characterized The clouds are banded in the same direction as the ion tail. And finally, “Antitail” is in the opposite direction from the sun. which will become more difficult to observe Because this type of tail will appear for a short time. Only when the comet orbits between the Earth and the Sun. And our planet orbits only through or close to the comet’s orbital plane. Therefore, when comets come closer to Earth Observers on Earth therefore may not be able to observe.

Comet C/2022 E3 (ZTF) is a long-period comet. It orbits the sun in about 50,000 years, and was discovered in early March 2022 by the Zwicky Transient Facility’s wide-angle telescope network. known to be a comet And it was fortunate that there was an ever-increasing light. until it can be observed with the naked eye now

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