Optics: Celestron Nexstar Evolution 9.25 235mm f/10 Schmidth Cassegrain Telescope
Mount: Sky Watcher EQ-6R PRO Computerized Equatorial Mount - S30300
Camera: ZWO - ASI2600MCPRO
ZWO 30F4 Miniscope
ZWO Asi 462MC Planetary Camera
ZWO AsiAir Pro Wifi Camera Controller
ZWO Standard Electronic Automatic Focuser EAF-5V
Optolong L-Pro 2” Multiband Pass Filter
The image was processed through pixinsight and photoshop.
On January 17, 2022 I was out started at about 4:00 PM to set up my telescope and take photos of the night sky. But I waited until 1:30 AM to see this Comet C/2022 at the horizon of South Arizona, USA. Right where the big polluted sky from Phoenix it appeared. So I waited until it was about 40 degrees in the sky and I started to photograph this. It was my first night to photograph this. So experimented on the exposure, I used 60 sec, 300 sec, and 600 sec. I love the 600 second exposure because I can see the tail.
The ion tail of Comet C/2022 E3 (ZTF) is distorted, some kind of a cut.
I was already shivering when I captured it because of being out for long time thought I bundled up at 8 layers still so cold...I said to myself never mind with the cold, there is 50,000 years visitor that show up and I need to document its beauty.