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Comet C/2023 E3 (ZTF) imaged on January 19, 2023, just the day its ionic tail was most active. In the image you can see the disconnection that occurred in the ionic tail, in addition to the dust tail towards the bottom and the luminosity of the dust reflected in the anti-tail towards the right. The comet then had a brightness near magnitude 6.
Pepe Chambó / S&T Online Photo Gallery


Pepe Chambó

Location of Photo:

Valencia, Spain

Date/Time of photo:

2023 January 21, 04:55 UT


TS-Photon 8" N f/3.6, Atik 383L+


Comet C/2023 E3 (ZTF) imaged on January 21, 2023, with a morphology that has changed dramatically in just two days: its coma remains at magnitude 6 with the same greenish hue and its angular size of about 13', but the ionic tail has shortened, forming several jets that are descending to the north (below), the dust tail twists more to the west (left) at the same time that it lengthens, and the anti-tail becomes more intense and it extends on a southeast to northwest axis.