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Comet ISON Approaches

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#1    Waspie_Dwarf


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Posted 13 June 2013 - 08:28 PM

Comet ISON Approaches

www.skyandtelescope.com said:

The “comet of the century” was stuck at 16th magnitude when it hid out for the summer. Still, good prospects remain for December.

Newly discovered comets are always a bit mysterious and confounding in how they develop. That’s especially true for new comets that become active early, promising great things while they’re still far from the Sun. In these cases, predictions of future glory often fall flat.

So what can we expect from Comet ISON (C/2012), now approaching amid great expectations? It will swing close by the Sun at the end of November and climb up the dawn sky in December. Some of the media have been billing ISON as “the comet of the century.” Is there a chance that this won’t be an embarrassment?

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Posted 14 June 2013 - 10:21 PM

unfortunately, my house faces due north, and southeast is pretty much obscured.
fortunately, i've got a camp chair, some good winter clothing, and a 50cl hipflask.
let the good times roll.....

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