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Comet ISON, C/2012 S1: NASA’s Latest Image, October 25, From Huntsville, AL.

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Related posts:
>> Comet ISON over Ohio —
>> Oct. 28, 2013.

>> Comet ISON looking good —
>> Oct. 21, 2013.

>> Comet ISON over NH —
>> Oct. 16, 2013.
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The comet, as I have reminded you a number of times, is still very far out.

This, at 14″, was a pretty small telescope — though still respectable. The telescope used to discover ISON was 2″ bigger.

IF it survives perihelion, and I think it will, it, on Boxing Day, will be nearly FOUR TIMES CLOSER!

Comet ISON, C/2012 S1: Accomplished Astro-Photographer John Chumack Snaps ISON From Ohio, On October 9.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.ISONPrintCover150206
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Related posts:
>> Comet ISON presentation —
>> Oct. 22, 2013.

>> Comet ISON looking good —
>> Oct. 21, 2013.

>> Comet ISON over NH —
>> Oct. 16, 2013.
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Search on ‘Comet ISON’ on sidebar for other posts >>>>
**** Check my ISON blog.


Click to access 'space.com' to see the FULL picture and read story.

Click to access ‘space.com’ to see the FULL picture and read story.


Comet ISON, C/2012 S1: Upcoming Dates & Viewing Opportunities.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.ISONPrintCover150206
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Anura Guruge


Related posts:
>> Comet ISON presentation —
>> Oct. 22, 2013.

>> Comet ISON looking good —
>> Oct. 21, 2013.

>> Comet ISON over NH —
>> Oct. 16, 2013.
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Search on ‘Comet ISON’ on sidebar for other posts >>>>
**** Check my ISON blog.


Click to ENLARGE. From NASA - Hubble.

Click to ENLARGE. From NASA – Hubble.


Comet ISON prospects, quite literally, are getting brighter by the day.

It is intact and is becoming more ‘active’, i.e., spewing out more gas and dust which is what leads to the coma and tail, by the minute.

Right now it is travelling at more than 10 miles PER SECOND. That is in excess of 38,000 miles per hours. So it is getting closer to the Sun at a very fast clip.

Ameteur astronomers using backyard telescopes are capturing some amazing pictures. Check this one from October 5, from Austria (that is in Europe).

On November 2, 2013, i.e., next week, it will cross Earth’s orbit for the first time, i.e., inbound (towards Sun) crossing. Check this post for orbital diagram.

But, on that day Earth is way off to the right — 112 MILLION miles away, that is 1.2 x the Earth-Sun distance.

So, we will not be able to see Comet ISON, naked eye, on November 2.

The EARLIEST possibility for a potential glimpse is November 17 — some of this also having to do with moonlight getting in the way.

Closer to the 17th, as things become more clear, I will post an update.

Enjoy.

It might not be the ‘Comet of the Century’, but it is still on track to be one heck of a comet.

 

 

Comet ISON, C/2012 S1, Looking Very Promising As It Hurtles Towards The Sun; Naked Eye Visible In A Few Weeks.

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Related posts:
>> Comet ISON over NH —
>> Oct. 16, 2013.
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Click to ENLARGE. From NASA - Hubble.

Click to ENLARGE. From NASA – Hubble.


Click to access NASA.

Click to access NASA.


Looking good. Very promising. I am still very hopeful.

I never lost faith. I knew that the naysayers where just seeking their 15 minutes of publicity.

Should be naked eye visible by the November 10, 2013, I reckon.

Judging by my book sales curiosity is piquing if not peaking.

I am doing presentations on ISON at the Taylor Community (in Laconia) and at the Alton Public Library during the first week in November. I will post more details soon. So, if you are interested, come to one of those. Would love to see you. I am also speaking at Portsmouth Rotary, but that is after Thanksgiving.