Where is comet C/2012 S1 (Ison): path across the stars

Comet C/2012 S1 (Ison): path across the stars
Comet C/2012 S1 (Ison): path across the stars

Comet C/2012 S1 (Ison) has reasonable chances to become a great comet late in 2013 / early in 2014. The map above shows its path across the stars from 1 Nov. 2013 to 11 Jan. 2014, day after day.

The video below, covering the same time span, shows the comet path against the Sun, this making more evident the real, observing conditions.

Please, display the video below at full screen for better resolution

[hana-flv-playervideo=”https://www.virtualtelescope.eu/video/c2012s1_path.flv”width=”640″description=”Comet C/2012 S1 (Ison): path across the stars”player=”4″/]

The star chart was plotted using TheSkyX Professional, by Software Bisque.


Back to “Star Words”



Support The Virtual Telescope Project!

Support us! Please, donate and receive unique, LIMITED EDITION set of images of the stunning comet 12P/Pons-Brooks with Andromeda Galaxy, of potentially hazardous asteroids, space stations and much more, specifically made for supporters like you!

(you can adjust the amount later)

You may also like...

1 Response

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.