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Comet C/2012 S1 Ison: latest updates – 28 Nov. 2013

Comet C/2012 S1 Ison: latest updates – 28 Nov. 2013

Comet C/2012 S1 Ison is now shining at about mag. -3 in LASCO C3 images from space. The comet showed a spectacular brightening trend since it entered the LASCO C3 field of view. In...

The IRAM 30 meter telescope

Is comet C/2012 S1 Ison fading? (25 Nov. 2013)

  While comet C/2012 S1 Ison is living its “hottest” days, approaching the minimum distance from the Sun (28 Nov. 2013), a report from Michal Drahus (Caltech/NRAO) says that he and Israel Hermelo (IRAM Granada) have...

W. Heath Robinson: "Searching for Halley's Comet At Greenwich Observatory" (1909)

Some fun with comet Ison

  The world has been waiting for almost one year now for comet C/2012 S1 Ison. Soon after the discovery time, the most optimistic scenarios told the comet could become very bright around its...

Comet c/2012 S1 Ison: path in the sky for November 2013

Where is comet Ison: November 2013

  Since its discovery in Sept. 2012, comet C/2012 S1 Ison attracted a lot of attention. Early evaluations of its orbit showed a great potential for a memorable show, with the most optimistic scenarios reporting...

Comet C/2012 S1 Ison: 25 Oct. 2013

Comet C/2012 S1 Ison: a new image (25 Oct. 2013)

Last night, just before sunrise, comet c/2012 S1 Ison was observed remotely using the PlaneWave 17″ robotic unit part of the Virtual Telescope. The sky was foggy, so conditions were less than ideal, but comet...

Comet C/2012 S1 Ison: 17 Oct. 2013

Comet C/2012 S1 Ison: a new image (17 Oct. 2013)

After more than one month since the previous observations, the Virtual Telescope visited again comet C/2012 S1 Ison, while it approaches the Sun. At the moment, the comet was  visible in the morning sky,...

Comet c/2012 S1 Ison: path in the sky for October 2013

Where is comet Ison: October 2013

Since its discovery in Sept. 2012, comet C/2012 S1 Ison attracted a lot of attention. Early evaluations of its orbit showed a great potential for a memorable show, with the most optimistic scenarios reporting...

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