Comet C/2023 A3 (Tsuchinshan-ATLAS)

Observed this comet last night, 5/26, in Virgo. It was about 1degree from 10 Virginis at ~10th magnitude. The bright star near the comet is +6.91 HD106314.

This comet is notable because of current estimates it could become bright enough to be visible to the naked eye during its perihelion passage between September and October 2024.

APM 152ED refractor on Atlas mount. 8mm TeleVue Delos and iPhone 13 ProMax with NightCap.10second exposure. Phone edits,cropped.


Thanks for giving me a first glimpse. I do hope it makes an even brighter showing as the year progresses.