Comet C/2012 S1 Ison: 20 Dec. 2012

Comet C/2012 S1 Ison

Comet C/2012 S1 Ison

Discovered on 21 Sept. 2012, comet C/2012 S1 showed a great potential since the very beginning. Late on  Now. 2013 it will reach a minimum distance from the Sun of 1.2 millions of km. If it will survive to such close encounter, it can give a very spectacular show, potentially becoming as bright as the full moon! But with comets it is mandatory to avoid too easy, enthusiastic considerations, they are unpredictable by nature. Time will say, as always.

The Virtual Telescope team will track this comet and the image above comes from one of our sessions. It is worth to compare the pic above with one we took two months ago.


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