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Windows 7: A Possible Naked-eye Comet in March, A Better One in December.

11 Sep 2013   #51
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Ready, Set, Observe! How to See Comet ISON In The Early Morning Sky

Source: Ready, Set, Observe! How to See Comet ISON In The Early Morning Sky | Universe Today
There will be a live stream about Comet ISON from the Slooh Observatory at 05:30 UTC the 12th of September, 1:30am EDT the 12th, and Wednesday at 10:30pm PDT the 11th.

If video isn't running, click to start....

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11 Sep 2013   #52
Britton30
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Nice, thanks for the update Steve.
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24 Sep 2013   #53
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Nice, thanks for the update Steve.
My pleasure Gary, here's the latest:

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Sept. 24, 2013: Anticipation is building as Comet ISON approaches the sun for a close encounter on Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 28). No one knows if the blast of solar heating ISON receives will turn it into one of the finest comets in years--or destroy the icy visitor from the outer solar system.

Astronomer Carey Lisse, the head of NASA's Comet ISON Observing Campaign, hopes that "every telescope on Earth will be trained on the comet in October and November." He may get his wish. As September comes to an end, amateur astronomers around the world are already monitoring the comet.

"Comet ISON is approaching Mars in the pre-dawn sky," explains Lisse. "It is invisible to the naked eye, but within reach of backyard telescopes."

Source: Amateur Astronomers See Comet ISON - NASA Science


I've been trying most mornings to keep a look-out, this is what I'm seeing; 5am edt tomorrow morning. ISON is only at 10.78magnitude. It really won't be naked-eye till it reaches 6.0 or lower.
ISON is centered in the blue cross next to Mars, Mars is the black dot next to the right hash.

Stellarium Screenshot:
A Possible Naked-eye Comet in March, A Better One in December.-stellarium-005.png


This page may give a better perspective of why ISON looks to be next to Mars: Comet C/2012 S1 ISON


p.s. Its a little early, but, don't forget, EDT ends at 2:00 AM on Sunday, November 3 this year.


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10 Nov 2013   #54
Anak

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Here are the latest updates:

Video from Astronomy magazine with video narration the same as article:
Observe Comet ISON at its best | Astronomy.com



Sky and Telescope:



There are three other YouTubes here: SkyWeek | Sky and Telescope TV
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10 Nov 2013   #55
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10 Nov 2013   #56
Britton30
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Thanks Steve, now if the clouds stay away....
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11 Nov 2013   #57
Anak

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John,

Here are a few more:
Astroblog: Comet C/2012 S1 ISON brightens,1-8 November 2013

COMET ISON CANADA/AUSTRALIA LOCATIONS


This is the interactive astronomy program used in the video above: Comet ISON Model

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Your welcome Gary,

'bout them clouds....I've been out in the mornin' for the last three weeks and I've had a handful of days where it was clear, but I couldn't pick ISON out at 7.5 to 8. magnitude. Plus I have a lot of light pollution.

It will be seeing better now that it is below 6 (5.8) magnitude and it does stay clear.
A Possible Naked-eye Comet in March, A Better One in December.-ison_v_e-day.jpg

ISON is there above the Sun on the Elliptic.


There is another Comet in the vicinity of ISON: The Other Great Morning Comet - Comet Lovejoy - SkyandTelescope.com



Last I heard that ESA gravity satellite started falling over Siberia -

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11 November 2013 Close to 01:00 CET on Monday 11 November, ESA’s GOCE satellite reentered Earth’s atmosphere on a descending orbit pass that extended across Siberia, the western Pacific Ocean, the eastern Indian Ocean and Antarctica. As expected, the satellite disintegrated in the high atmosphere and no damage to property has been reported.

Here's what Mother Earth looks like if you follow the Gravity:
A Possible Naked-eye Comet in March, A Better One in December.-new_goce_geoid_small.jpg
The colours in the image represent deviations in height (–100 m to +100 m) from an ideal geoid. The blue shades represent low values and the reds/yellows represent high values.

Source(s): GOCE gives in to gravity / GOCE / Observing the Earth / Our Activities / ESA

Image: Space in Images - 2011 - 03 - New GOCE geoid
01:00 CET is UTC+1, so, that is -6hours here in the EST time zone; = 7pm Sunday night: CET ? Central European Time

Factoid:
During the phases of the Moon the ground itself rises about 1foot; page 7A-7 second paragraph: http://www.elcamino.edu/faculty/tnoy...dings/07ar.pdf


Clear Skies!

Steve


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11 Nov 2013   #58
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Thanks Steve I am working those nights so I may get a look at it if the clouds stay away - woo hoo!!
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11 Nov 2013   #59
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Well we have snow so clouds for a bit.
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15 Nov 2013   #60
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Comet ISON is now visible with high-powered binoculars

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Amateur sky watchers wanting to get a look at the comet can now see ISON with a high quality set of binoculars or small telescope. The comet will make its closest encounter with the sun on November 28. That pass will bring the comet within 730,000 miles of the surface of the sun.
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