Comet C/2012 S1 Ison: 11 Jan. 2013
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!
Support The Virtual Telescope Project!
Support us! Please, donate and receive unique, LIMITED EDITION set of images of potentially hazardous asteroid (7482) 1994 PC1, images of the International Space Station above Rome and more, specifically made for supporters like you!
donate now (you can adjust the amount later)