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C/2023 E3 (ZTF)

COMET C/2022 E3

C/2022 E3 (ZTF) is a long-period comet from the Oort cloud that was discovered by the Zwicky Transient Facility (ZTF) on 2 March 2022. The comet has a bright green glow around its nucleus, due to the effect of sunlight on diatomic carbon and cyanogen. With an orbital period of over 50,000 years the last time it visited us was during the Stone Age. 

5th February 2023

The Pleiades

Also known as The Seven Sisters and Messier 45, is an open star cluster containing middle-aged, hot B-type stars in the north-west of the constellation Taurus.

2nd November 2021
NGC 869

NGC 869 Open Cluster

NGC 869 is an open cluster located 7460 light years away in the constellation of Perseus. The cluster is about 14 million years old. It is the westernmost of the Double Cluster with NGC 884. NGC 869 and 884 are often designated h and χ Persei, respectively.

8th January 2021