Comet C/2022 E3 (ZTF)

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On target as a mag 5, possibly more.

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Currenty between 0.5 and 1 magnitude better than expected.

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Could be slightly brighter than predicted (sealed its fate)

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Some sites suggesting the comet is now at mag 5, though here we have 24 hour fog for the next two days at least.

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Im pretty sure Ive seen it tonight but its very faint.. Binocs & scope only - no naked eye sighting here.
 

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Mag 5 has always been borderline naked eye except in complete clear dark skies. Think of Uranus....
 

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Cloud here for at least another 48 hours.

Some reports of a mag 4.5 observation so good viewing with binoculars.
 

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Fading fast, little chance of a viewing here until Thursday.

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I went outside the last couple of nights but the bright full moon in the same quadrant as the comet made any viewing attempts pointless. It was drowning out the fainter stars.
 

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I went outside the last couple of nights but the bright full moon in the same quadrant as the comet made any viewing attempts pointless. It was drowning out the fainter stars.
Now under Mag 6 so unless absolute clear sky it will be difficult to spot.
 
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