Comet C/2012 S1 Ison: 11 Jan. 2013

Comet C/2012 S1 Ison
Comet C/2012 S1 Ison

Comet C/2012 S1 “Ison” continues its trip around the Sun, slowly approaching it, while professional and hobby astronomers hope it will match all its promises, becoming very bright by the end of this year.

The Virtual Telescope team continues to monitor it and this image comes from a series of frames obtained remotely using the PlaneWave 17 robitic unit part. The comet is easy to see, while it is still faint.

It is incredible to see such a dim, fuzzy object and think how bright (as the Full Moon, in principle) it will (hopefully!) be in ten months or so!

 

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