5 tips from Blick photo manager Tobias Gysi
How to take a picture of the green comet
Comet C/2022 E3 can be seen for almost a month. A sensation. The next opportunity will not arise again for almost 50,000 years. In order to be able to take the perfect souvenir photo, you should consider five things.
It’s already approaching: Comet C/2022 E3.
Tobias GysiWine Academic
After 50,000 years it will pass the earth again: comet C/2022 E3 (ZTF). The greenish glowing celestial body is expected to be visible with binoculars until February 12th. With a bit of luck even with the naked eye. If you want to capture the spectacle visually, you should consider the following:
You are certainly well advised if you leave nothing to chance. Study the weather forecast and find out roughly where in the night sky the comet will pass. And be sure to take binoculars with you so you can locate the comet.
You need a tripod and a good camera with a telephoto lens. It’s more difficult with a cell phone. I recommend the following setting: ISO 3200, aperture 2.8 and exposure time 15 seconds.
The best thing to do is find a suitable vantage point with as little light pollution as possible. Don’t even try to watch the star from the city. Go into nature instead, preferably in the mountains or on a hill far from strong light sources.
Klaus Marquardt from MeteoNews: “The comet is visible until the beginning of February”(00:59)
On February 1, its distance from Earth is at its smallest. But because the full moon is already shining on February 5th, it will shine too brightly. With a bit of luck with the weather, the new moon could take place on the weekend of 21/22. January provide the ideal conditions.
Don’t be disappointed if the photo didn’t turn out as spectacular as you imagined. The pictures that we will marvel at over the next few weeks were all taken with a powerful telescope. Try it anyway and send us your pictures!