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Comet 2022 E3 ( ZTF) watching & Stargazing at Dehene

Get ready to witness this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity with Stargazing Mumbai. We are conducting a special event to observe the C/2022 E3 (ZTF) comet at our Dehene site where light pollution is the least and the opportunity to connect with nature, the most.

Many dim comets can be observed throughout the year in the sky, however often these require special instruments like telescopes to view them. C/2022 E3 (ZTF) is a relatively brighter comet that will be easily visible without any special instruments if viewed from an ideal place with relatively low light pollution and clear sky.

Batch 1

1st February 2023

Dehene Village, Shahapur

Limited Participants

₹ 1800 /person

Batch 2

31st Jan- 1st February 2023

Dehene Village, Shahapur

Limited Participants

₹ 1800 /person

  • Experience stargazing and learn about constellations with Stargazing Mumbai experts.
  • Expert presentation and discussion on Comet 2022 E3 ( ZTF)
  • Observe through the largest- Sky-watcher 14” Goto Dobsonion mount telescope.
  • Watch Comet 2022 E3 ( ZTF) through 14″ and Other Largest Telescopes.
  • Witness 20+ deep sky objects throughout the night.
  • Enjoy Stargazing and Camping amidst the scenic ranges of Sahyadri under the clearest skies.

With being discovered less than a year ago the comet C/2022 E3 (ZTF) has gained immense popularity as it is a long period comet and is visible after almost 50,000 years. In late January and early February this comet will be visible throughout the night. This comet will peak on 1st of February 2023. Yet, the best time to observe the comet C/2022 E3 (ZTF) is after 3:00/3:30 PM. However, with naked eye it will be visible after 5 am and before 5:45 am.

The comet will appear to have a green head and a yellowish tail. Where to locate this comet in the sky? During its closest approach to Earth it will appear near the north celestial pole and be located within the Camelopardalis constellation. On February 13 to 15 will pass in front of Hyades star cluster! So get your bags packed and join us to witness this beautiful comet make it way into our solar system!


  • Overnight stargazing charges
  • Evening snacks and Tea on reaching the site.
  • Dinner( Veg)
  • Three times Tea, Drinking water.
  • Breakfast for the next morning before leaving the site
  • Stay facility in the tent (three sharing).

Cost won’t include

Transportation (Rs. 500 rupees extra for transportation between Asangaon stn. and Dehene Village.
Anything which is not mentioned in the above.

  • Carry your id proof like aadhaar card, pan card, driving licence.
  • Carry warm cloths (Jackets, sweaters, shawl, extra blanket). The temperature considerably (13-14 Degrees) drops during the night time.
  • The Campsite is close to the forest area so please wear socks and shoes if possible.
  • Carry a torch, you will need it in the dark. Also don’t forget to cover it with red cellophane paper (gelatin paper).
  • We will advise you to carry some snacks and soft drinks since you won’t be able to buy anything around the field. Please carry drinking water bottle, you will be able to refill the water.
  • Carry your medication and mosquito repellent cream.
  • Carry a Diary and Pen in case you would want to make note of things.
  • Drinking and smoking in the observation field are strictly prohibited.
  • Basic washroom facility is available at campsite.
  • This is an edutainment program. All are requested to maintain the spirit of the program and co-operate. No unruly behaviour toward fellow participants will be tolerated.
  • Parking facility for private vehicles are available.
  • No one should wander off the field. Do not visit the forest area on your own even during the day time.
  • Any kind of misbehaviour which causes a disturbance to other participants will not be tolerated and immediate action will be taken against the person or the group.
  • An important point to remember Stargazing Mumbai is a voluntary base group of some Amateur Astronomers, our aim is to spread and popularise Astronomy.
  • We do not call unless requested from your side. We have official email id: and phone number: + 91 9112662662, + 91888988422. These are the only mode we will use for contacting you. Please be aware that we will not be calling/ emailing from any other number/ email id.

Reach Asangaon station at 3:30 PM

Those coming by Private Vehicle have to reach before 6:30 pm at Campsite

  • 4:15 : Head towards the Dehene Village, Shahapur
  • 5:30 : Reach at  Stargazing Mumbai Dehene Site.
  • 5:30- 7:30 pm : Registration/ Sightseeing and Evening Snacks
  • 7:30 – 8:00 pm: Orientation and Introduction to the night sky
  • 8:00 – 9:00 pm: Constellation Session I
  • 9:00 – 10:00 pm: Telescope Viewing I
  • 10:00 – 11:00 pm: Dinner Break
  • 11:00 – 12:00 pm: Presentation & Discussion on Comet 2022 E3 ( ZTF) with Expert
  • 12:00 – 1:30 am: Telescope Viewing II
  • 1:30 – 3:30 : Rest Time
  • 3:30 – 4:00 am: Tea Break
  • 4:00 – 6:00 am: Watch Comet 2022E3 (ZTF) through our Largest Telescopes and Naked Eyes
  • 6:00- 7:30 am: Rest Time
  • 7:30- 8:30 am :  Tea & Breakfast
  • 8:30- 9:00: Watch Sun through Telescope
  • 9:00 : Event End

This itinerary and Stargazing are subject to clear skies – in case the skies get cloudy the organizers may not be able to do much and a refund will not be possible.

This being said, keep your fingers crossed for clear skies.

  • Prior Registration and payment is compulsory for all the participants.
  • You will be responsible for your personal belongings. If you are carrying telescopes, binoculars, tripods stands, camera etc., then please be careful with your own equipment. We will help you with setting the instruments, if you require it.
  • Smoking and Drinking Alcohol is strictly prohibited on the field. Drunken participants will be asked to leave the field immediately. The organisers reserve the right to remove offending participants from the field.
  • Stargazing Mumbai is not liable in any form for any kind of medical emergencies during the event.

We accept only online payment for this event, kindly click on the button below. It will take you to various ticket options. We have three separate options available. Kindly go through them carefully before selecting one.

Stargazing and Comet watching Special Event Ticket- 1800/ ticket

Kids Ticket – Stargazing and Comet watching Special Event Ticket – 1650/ ticket

Transportation Ticket – 500/ ticket

 Private Tent – 550 / Tent

Please do not forget to carry e-ticket (recommended, let’s save the trees) or hard-copy.

We do not get network on the field so please download the ticket or take a screenshot in case of e-ticket. If you have questions, kindly go through our FAQ page. If your questions are still not answered feel free to call us.

  1. If Event cancellation done by participant by any time 5% amount will be deducted.
  2. If Event cancellation done by participant prior to 10 days of Event 60% of total price will be refunded.
  3. If Event cancellation done by participant prior to 5 days of Event 50% of total price will be refunded.
  4. After that no refund will be provided on Event cancellation done by participant, irrespective even if you’ve booked within the last 5 days.
  5. Event Tickets cannot be transferred to another date against cancellation.
  6. If event gets canceled we will refund Event amount only.

1. Each and every member of the team wears protective mask while interacting with each other. It is compulsory for all the participants too, to wear masks and maintain distance while interacting.

2. If you have any symptoms like fever, dry cough, weakness, body aches, etc., at the time of screening, you won’t be able to participate in the event.

3. It is strongly recommended to wear full sleeves shirts/t-shirts, full pants and shoes.

4. Strictly avoid eating pan masala, smoking cigarettes or sniffing, actions which induce spitting, coughing or sneezing.

5. Avoid touching external surfaces and touching your mask and face continuously.

6. Carry hand wash and sanitizers; and clean your hands before touching food and other personal objects.

7. Try to wear caps, and face bandana over your mask. Covering up will help reduce exposure to the Covid19 virus.

8. Please cooperate during temperature checks, questioning for any symptoms, and oxygen level checks; these are done to help you limit the spread of the virus. All these checks will be conducted multiple times during the activities.

9. Kindly do not register for the event or travel if you have come in contact with someone who has contracted Covid19 in the last 14 days.

10. If any participant tests positive after returning from the event within the next 14 days, they should maintain transparency and inform Stargazing Mumbai. It will help all others isolate themselves and get tested.

Participants are requested to co-operate with Stargazing Mumbai to help us manage the situation.

    • Private vehicle: People travelling by private vehicle can use google map to reach our location. You can access the link by clicking here.
    • Public transport: People travelling by public transport can reach Asangaon station by central railway. We will have bus ready near the station to take you to the our Dehene Campsite. You are expected to reach the Asangaon Station between 3:30 pm and we are leaving from Asangaon station at 4:00 pm.
    Local train Time-Table is changed now, please check new timetable on M-indicator.

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