Quote: Originally Posted by LittleJay
Thanks a bunch for the heads up Anak! I will be on the lookout.
Now don't forget, The lowest Minnesota State line Latitude I can find is about 3.3° higher than mine in Pennsylvania (40.28°N), so, the graphic from Sky&Telescope will be about 1/2 to 1 day later than what I would see.
You may already understand this, but let me try to explain; It all depends from which direction the event approaches Earth.
Since you reside on a higher degree of the Earth's latitude, it takes longer for observations to enter into your view, if the event is coming from the Southern Hemisphere.
If the event was originally coming from the Northern Hemisphere and heading South, we would see it before the Southern Members of our Forum.
In any event, I'll let you know the first instance I see it!
We should be able to see the tail a few days before we can see the nucleus, the actual body of the comet.
Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol
Thanks Anak I posted about ISON a while ago and was wondering what the go was - just hope it will be seen as well down here
Your welcome John.
I don't if you've seen theses sites, but I hope they will help:
Will Comet ISON put on a show from the southern hemisphere near the end of 2013? | Sydney Observatory
This one's for PanSTARRS:
Astroblog: Viewing Comet C/2011 PanSTARRS in the Southern Hemisphere
It is coming close to the end for PanSTARRS in the Southerhn Hemisphere. When ISON gets closer you may find that Ian, from the astroblog, will be concentrating on it.
I like his disclaimer... Be careful out there, I'm not your mum.