Monthly Archive: October 2013

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 X1 (Linear) outburst: image analysis

Comet C/2012 X1 (Linear) outburst: image analysis

As reported a few days ago, comet C/2012 X1 Linear is undergoing a bright outburst (but not enough to make it visible by naked eye). The Virtual Telescope managed to capture a few images...

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/2013 R1 Lovejoy: 20 Oct. 2013

Comet C/2013 R1 Lovejoy: an image (20 Oct. 2013)

Comet Ison is not the only interesting comet around these weeks. Early last September, comet C/2013 R1 Lovejoy was discovered and it showed to be an interesting object. Comet Lovejoy will be a nice sight...

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