Discovered on 02 March, 2022 by the Zwicky Transient Facility in the USA, C/2022 E3 (ZTF) is a long-period comet that will be visible from early February 2023. The comet was initially considered to be an asteroid, but later a very condensed coma was revealed, indicating that the object was a comet. This comet has the potential to become one of the brightest of the year reaching magnitude 4.7. Closest approach occurred on February 1, 2023.
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