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Comet Ison.. what to look at and where to look
Frigg Stuyvesant
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Comet Ison.. what to look at and where to look
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So in the N. Hemisphere what direction is it going to come from? What day will it begin to be visible? Where in the heck do I find it?


Inquiring minds need some general info.

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lol...I guess I will go find out mah own self then... BRB

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Hey, all I got is this, and I don't even know how to read it lol.


http://theskylive.com/ison-tracker
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Here is a blow-by-blow breakdown of some key dates to watch for as ISON makes its plunge into the inner solar system:

-September 25th: ISON crosses the border from the astronomical constellation of Cancer into Leo.

-September 27th: ISON passes 2 degrees north of the planet Mars.
The path of Comet ISON from October 1st to November 21st. The position of the Sun is shown on the final date. (Created by the Author using Starry Night Education software).

The path of Comet ISON from October 1st to November 21st. The position of the Sun is shown on the final date. (Created by the Author using Starry Night Education software).

-October 1st: The 12% illuminated waning crescent Moon passes 10 degrees south of Mars & ISON.

-Early October: ISON may break +10th magnitude and become visible with binoculars or a small telescope.

-October 4th: New Moon occurs. The Moon then exits the dawn sky, making for two weeks of prime viewing.

-October 10th: ISON enters view of NASA’s STEREO/SECCHI HI-2A CAMERA:
Credit: NASA/ISON Observing campaign)

The path of ISON as it enters the view of STEREO. Credit: NASA/ISON Observing campaign)

-October 16th: ISON passes just 2 degrees NNE of the bright star Regulus, making a great “guidepost” to pin it down with binoculars.

-October 18th: The Full Moon occurs, after which the Moon enters the morning sky.

-October 26th: A great photo-op for astro-imagers occurs, as ISON passes within three degrees the Leo galaxy trio of M95, M96, & M105.
The position of Comet ISON on October 26th in Leo. (Created by the author in Stellarium).

The position of Comet ISON on October 26th in Leo near Mars and a trio of galaxies. (Created by the author in Stellarium).

-October 30th: The 17% illuminated Moon passes 6 degrees south of ISON.

-Early November: Comet ISON may make its naked eye debut for observers based at dark sky sites.

-November 3rd: A hybrid (annular-total) solar eclipse occurs, spanning the Atlantic and Central Africa. It may just be possible for well placed observers to catch sight of ISON in the daytime during totality, depending on how quickly it brightens up. The Moon reaching New phase also means that the next two weeks will be prime view time for ISON at dawn.

-November 5th: ISON crosses the border from the astronomical constellation of Leo into Virgo.

-November 7th: ISON passes less than a degree from the +3.6 magnitude star Zavijava (Beta Virginis).

-November 8th: ISON passes through the equinoctial point in Virgo around 16:00 EDT/20:00 UT, passing into the southern celestial hemisphere and south of the ecliptic.

-November 14th: ISON passes less than a degree from the 10th magnitude galaxy NGC 4697.

-November 17th: The Moon reaches Full, passing into the morning sky.

-November 18th: ISON passes just 0.38 degrees north of the bright star Spica.

-November 22nd: ISON crosses into the astronomical constellation of Libra.

-November 23rd: ISON sits 4.7 degrees SSW of the planet Mercury and 4.9 SSW of Saturn, respectively.
Looking east before dawn on the morning of November 23rd. (Created by the author using Starry Night Education software).

Looking east before dawn on the morning of November 23rd. Note comet 2P/Encke nearby! (Created by the author using Starry Night Education software).

-November 25th: ISON pays a visit to another famous comet, passing just 1.2 degrees south of short period comet 2P/Encke which may shine at +8th magnitude.

-November 27th: ISON enters the field of view of SOHO’s LASCO C3 coronagraph.

-November 28th: ISON reaches perihelion at ~18:00 PM EST/ 23:00 UT.


http://www.universetoday.com/104818/come...erihelion/

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Anybody?

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No one gives a flyin flootie!

I thought it was Stellar!


Get it? I made a funny.

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Frigg Stuyvesant  Wrote: (10-03-2013 12:24 AM)
No one gives a flyin flootie!

I thought it was Stellar!


Get it? I made a funny.

5* for this^^^^^^^Lmao

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Frigg Stuyvesant  Wrote: (10-03-2013 12:00 AM)
So in the N. Hemisphere what direction is it going to come from? What day will it begin to be visible? Where in the heck do I find it?


Inquiring minds need some general info.

by the way the thread is titled - thought that is what op was going to tell us
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LoP Guest  Wrote: (10-03-2013 12:36 AM)
Frigg Stuyvesant  Wrote: (10-03-2013 12:00 AM)
So in the N. Hemisphere what direction is it going to come from? What day will it begin to be visible? Where in the heck do I find it?


Inquiring minds need some general info.

by the way the thread is titled - thought that is what op was going to tell us

I eventually did.. See above..

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thanks OP

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LoP Guest  Wrote: (10-03-2013 12:41 AM)
thanks OP

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He did a great job of answering his own question!

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Sulie  Wrote: (10-03-2013 12:43 AM)
LoP Guest  Wrote: (10-03-2013 12:41 AM)
thanks OP

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Frigg Stuyvesant  Wrote: (10-03-2013 12:40 AM)
LoP Guest  Wrote: (10-03-2013 12:36 AM)
by the way the thread is titled - thought that is what op was going to tell us

I eventually did.. See above..

oh! - well then - Thanks OP for the info!
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Frigg Stuyvesant  Wrote: (10-03-2013 12:23 AM)
Here is a blow-by-blow breakdown of some key dates to watch for as ISON makes its plunge into the inner solar system:

-September 25th: ISON crosses the border from the astronomical constellation of Cancer into Leo.

-September 27th: ISON passes 2 degrees north of the planet Mars.
The path of Comet ISON from October 1st to November 21st. The position of the Sun is shown on the final date. (Created by the Author using Starry Night Education software).

The path of Comet ISON from October 1st to November 21st. The position of the Sun is shown on the final date. (Created by the Author using Starry Night Education software).

-October 1st: The 12% illuminated waning crescent Moon passes 10 degrees south of Mars & ISON.

-Early October: ISON may break +10th magnitude and become visible with binoculars or a small telescope.

-October 4th: New Moon occurs. The Moon then exits the dawn sky, making for two weeks of prime viewing.

-October 10th: ISON enters view of NASA’s STEREO/SECCHI HI-2A CAMERA:
Credit: NASA/ISON Observing campaign)

The path of ISON as it enters the view of STEREO. Credit: NASA/ISON Observing campaign)

-October 16th: ISON passes just 2 degrees NNE of the bright star Regulus, making a great “guidepost” to pin it down with binoculars.

-October 18th: The Full Moon occurs, after which the Moon enters the morning sky.

-October 26th: A great photo-op for astro-imagers occurs, as ISON passes within three degrees the Leo galaxy trio of M95, M96, & M105.
The position of Comet ISON on October 26th in Leo. (Created by the author in Stellarium).

The position of Comet ISON on October 26th in Leo near Mars and a trio of galaxies. (Created by the author in Stellarium).

-October 30th: The 17% illuminated Moon passes 6 degrees south of ISON.

-Early November: Comet ISON may make its naked eye debut for observers based at dark sky sites.

-November 3rd: A hybrid (annular-total) solar eclipse occurs, spanning the Atlantic and Central Africa. It may just be possible for well placed observers to catch sight of ISON in the daytime during totality, depending on how quickly it brightens up. The Moon reaching New phase also means that the next two weeks will be prime view time for ISON at dawn.

-November 5th: ISON crosses the border from the astronomical constellation of Leo into Virgo.

-November 7th: ISON passes less than a degree from the +3.6 magnitude star Zavijava (Beta Virginis).

-November 8th: ISON passes through the equinoctial point in Virgo around 16:00 EDT/20:00 UT, passing into the southern celestial hemisphere and south of the ecliptic.

-November 14th: ISON passes less than a degree from the 10th magnitude galaxy NGC 4697.

-November 17th: The Moon reaches Full, passing into the morning sky.

-November 18th: ISON passes just 0.38 degrees north of the bright star Spica.

-November 22nd: ISON crosses into the astronomical constellation of Libra.

-November 23rd: ISON sits 4.7 degrees SSW of the planet Mercury and 4.9 SSW of Saturn, respectively.
Looking east before dawn on the morning of November 23rd. (Created by the author using Starry Night Education software).

Looking east before dawn on the morning of November 23rd. Note comet 2P/Encke nearby! (Created by the author using Starry Night Education software).

-November 25th: ISON pays a visit to another famous comet, passing just 1.2 degrees south of short period comet 2P/Encke which may shine at +8th magnitude.

-November 27th: ISON enters the field of view of SOHO’s LASCO C3 coronagraph.

-November 28th: ISON reaches perihelion at ~18:00 PM EST/ 23:00 UT.


http://www.universetoday.com/104818/come...erihelion/

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Thanks for posting that Frigg!

Great info!
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i use Stellarium for locating

http://www.stellarium.org/

it's free but awesome

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