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Little Big Comet C/2023 A3 (Tsuchinshan-ATLAS)

Little Big Comet C/2023 A3 (Tsuchinshan-ATLAS)
Little Big Comet C/2023 A3 (Tsuchinshan-ATLAS)

Little Big Comet C/2023 A3 (Tsuchinshan-ATLAS)

Comet C/2023 A3 (Tsuchinshan-ATLAS) is slowly approaching the Sun from the far reaches of the Solar System. The so far inconspicuous cometary beauty only shows a conspicuous dusty tail in larger telescopes as it flies through the eastern half of the constellation Virgo. But everything will change (or could change) this fall, when this particular comet may reach high brightness and become the brightest comet in decades. Fingers crossed! This image I took yesterday on a 200mm telephoto lens from Záhořice, Czech Republic.

The image is from yesterday (May 4, around 22 UTC), captured with Canon Ra and Tamron 200mm, f2.8, ISO 4000, 17x2mins on EQ-5 mount. Still not for smaller telephoto lenses, but getting more and more beautiful. I would like to thank Radim Strycharski for his support during this observation.