C/2023 A3 (Tsuchinshan-ATLAS)

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    Nick James

    The online hype machine is going into overdrive with predictions about this newly discovered comet. It is currently more than 7au from the Sun and around 18th magnitude and it will get within 0.4 au of the Sun at perihelion in 2024 September. We have no idea how it will behave as it approaches the Sun. The only way we will find out is by observing it.

    It won’t be long before this hype starts appearing in the mainstream media. Please read the health warning here:


    before getting too excited about the prospects for this object. As always with comets we can hope for the best but it is far too early to tell how this one will perform.

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