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Where is Comet C/2021 E3 (ZTF)?

Comet C/2021 E3 (ZTF) is currently in the constellation of Aquila. The current Right Ascension is 18h 58m 16s and the Declination is -03° 02’ 43”.

18h 58m 16s
-03° 02’ 43”
Aquila
  • C/2021 E3 (ZTF) is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
  • It is visible looking in the South-South-West direction at an altitude of 35° above the horizon.
  • Given its current magnitude, C/2021 E3 (ZTF) is visible with the help of a telescope havng an aperture of 20 inches (500mm) or more.
  • See also C/2021 E3 (ZTF) rise and set times.
  • Go to interactive sky chart

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Below you can see a simplified sky chart showing where Comet C/2021 E3 (ZTF) is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars and constellations. More advanced sky charts for Comet C/2021 E3 (ZTF) are available on TheSkyLive: 1) the Online Planetarium which is interactive and allows to select dates and additional objects to visualize; and 2) the Live Position and Data Tracker which provides the highest precision position data and features deep sky imagery from the Digitized Sky Survey.

Map showing Comet C/2021 E3 (ZTF) in Aquila on December, 09 2021
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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 = visible to the naked eye
 = binocular, brighter than 10th magnitude
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

See also the following additional resources about Comet C/2021 E3 (ZTF)