Monthly Archive: November 2013

Comet C/2012 S1 Ison: latest updates – 28 Nov. 2013

Comet C/2012 S1 Ison: latest updates – 28 Nov. 2013

Comet C/2012 S1 Ison is now shining at about mag. -3 in LASCO C3 images from space. The comet showed a spectacular brightening trend since it entered the LASCO C3 field of view. In...

The IRAM 30 meter telescope

Is comet C/2012 S1 Ison fading? (25 Nov. 2013)

  While comet C/2012 S1 Ison is living its “hottest” days, approaching the minimum distance from the Sun (28 Nov. 2013), a report from Michal Drahus (Caltech/NRAO) says that he and Israel Hermelo (IRAM Granada) have...

W. Heath Robinson: "Searching for Halley's Comet At Greenwich Observatory" (1909)

Some fun with comet Ison

  The world has been waiting for almost one year now for comet C/2012 S1 Ison. Soon after the discovery time, the most optimistic scenarios told the comet could become very bright around its...

Comet C/2012 S1 Ison: 10 Nov. 2013

Comet C/2013 R1 Lovejoy: an image (10 Nov. 2013)

  Comet C/2013 R1 Lovejoy is putting a nice show out there, while traveling to its perihelion. On 10 Nov. the PlaneWave 17″ robotic unit was asked to point this comet and started capturing images. Above...


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