Silhouette of person pointing to bright comet over mountain range in twilight.

cometary organics

Qicheng Zhang @qicheng
Feb 02, 15:43

Here's comet C/2022 E3 (ZTF) from last week, which looks fairly similar to (albeit brighter than) the view through the eyepiece under light polluted Pasadena skies last night. It's actually not that green of a comet, with its coma brightness being overwhelmingly from dust rather than gas.

Feb 02, 2023, 15:43
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