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This comet will shine brighter than the stars

Guilty by name C/2023 A3 (Tsuchinshan ATLAS) It became the first time earlier this year From Purple Mountain’s Observatory China Discover. He was then not seen for a while before reappearing in South Africa. The “C” in the name means that it is on an open lane. 2023 is the year of its discovery, A3 states that it was discovered in the first week of January.

the comet will be on September 28, 2024 Get close to the sun. until October 13, 2024 He reached his closest point on Earth. According to preliminary estimates of astronomers, it can shine more than many stars, Science Alert Reports.

Comet C / 2022 E3 (ZTF) passed its closest point to Earth on February 1, 2023 at a distance of 42 million km

A comet can shine really hard

Astronomers report an apparent size of 0.7 volume (mag) advance. At its closest point, this brightness can –0.2 likes to reach. A 1.0 mag star is, by definition, 2.512 times brighter than a 2.0 mag star. So The lowest mag number means the brightest object.

The brightest star in the constellation Orion clear size of 0.42 Mag, the brightest star in the constellation Scorpius more than 1 Likes.

However, the comet will appear to be a little more spread out in the sky than an ordinary star. A comet is a moving object that may also have a tail. Of course, there is still some time until October 13, 2024. Then it will be close to the zodiac Hydra and Crater He appears.

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