28
NOV
2013

How to Find Comet ISON and Comet Lovejoy in December

December 2nd Update: December 2013 could well prove to be the month of the comet – or at least the month for Comet Lovejoy. Despite reports to the contrary, Comet ISON did partially survive its fiery encounter with the Sun on November 28th. As of 2nd December images from the SOH
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25
NOV
2013

Chasing Comet ISON into the December Evening Sky

Comet ISON (C/2012 S1) dips behind the Sun on November 28th. It’ll be invisible to us here on Earth, and might get as close as a million kilometres to the Sun’s fiery surface. The heat from the Sun will be intense. As comets are made primarily from ice and rock, it would n
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03
NOV
2013

Finding Comet ISON in the November Morning Sky

Comet C/2012 S1 ISON, once billed as the Comet of the Century in expectation that it would be brighter than the full moon, is a good deal fainter than anticipated. At the beginning of November 2013 it shines at magnitude +9 in the constellation of Leo, a good 3-4 magnitudes fainter th
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04
OCT
2012

Could Comet ISON be brighter than the Moon?

The astronomy world is buzzing with the recent discovery of Comet ISON – a potential SuperComet that could shine brighter than the Moon by the time it reaches its closest approach with the Sun in November 2013. At the moment the Comet is a long way out from Earth, and very dim. 
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