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Is comet ISON disintegrating?

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#1    Waspie_Dwarf

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 08:23 PM

Is comet ISON disintegrating?


phys.org said:

Astronomer Ignacio Ferrin, FACom researcher, analyzed the most recent observational data of Comet ISON and has identified clear signatures of what he has called an "impending demise." The so-called light-curve of the comet shows features previously observed in disintegrating comets.

Since his previous announcement, the predictions of Prof. Ignacio Ferrin concerning the uncertain future of Comet ISON are being if not definitively confirmed at least supported by the most recent optical observations. Despite the generalized skepticism and claims about the fact that the rumors of Comet ISON "fizzling" were greatly exaggerated, the comet is still showing an unexpected behavior that cometary specialists are fighting to explain.

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 11:29 PM

From what little I know of this comet this was always a possibility. :(  I hope yet that it will still give photographers a chance to do something comparatively few humans have been able to do in their lifetimes.

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