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Message 1443724 - Posted: 18 Nov 2013, 16:03:28 UTC

I'm surprised that no discussion was started on this subject. This comet is taking a wild ride to within less than one million miles from the sun. I would post a link but I have been unsuccessful in doing this in the past.

'http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2013/14nov_whatsnext/
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Message 1443726 - Posted: 18 Nov 2013, 16:13:49 UTC - in response to Message 1443724.  

I'm surprised that no discussion was started on this subject. This comet is taking a wild ride to within less than one million miles from the sun. I would post a link but I have been unsuccessful in doing this in the past.

http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2013/14nov_whatsnext/



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Message 1443764 - Posted: 18 Nov 2013, 18:08:00 UTC

gossamer green atmosphere and suddenly riotous tail.

Er, ok, yup ....
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Message 1444178 - Posted: 19 Nov 2013, 19:42:45 UTC - in response to Message 1443764.  

Amateur skywatcher snaps pics in a jiffy* using remote robo scope

Using the Harvard-Smithsonian MicroObservatory's "Donald" remote robo telescope in Arizona, Mellin grabbed some low-res images of the comet, which the Harvard-Smithsonian Centre for Astrophysics then turned into an animated GIF movie.

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http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/11/19/comet_ison_gif/
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Message 1444390 - Posted: 20 Nov 2013, 7:04:26 UTC

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Message 1444538 - Posted: 20 Nov 2013, 15:16:13 UTC

I do hope it becomes clearly visible to the naked eye in the northern hemisphere after Thanksgiving. So many comets that I got my hopes up on just fizzled out.
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Message 1444597 - Posted: 20 Nov 2013, 17:49:37 UTC

It would be great to see it, but Hale Bopp was the comet that amazed me all summer in 1997. It was like an old friend in the sky. I could look up every day and see it - completely mesmerizing.
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Message 1444659 - Posted: 20 Nov 2013, 19:45:18 UTC - in response to Message 1444597.  

I remember Hale Bop, saw it every night, also.
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Message 1444668 - Posted: 20 Nov 2013, 20:07:00 UTC
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me too...If it wasn't clouded that is
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Message 1444890 - Posted: 21 Nov 2013, 3:05:20 UTC
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Documentary on PBS Nova right now. 10:00 PM EST Wed, Nov. 20, 2013.
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Message 1445145 - Posted: 21 Nov 2013, 19:31:07 UTC - in response to Message 1444890.  

I missed the show. Super comet Ison will air on Discovery Channel, Dec. 7th.

Check your local TV Guide.
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Message 1445396 - Posted: 22 Nov 2013, 8:00:15 UTC

The PBS program will most likely be reaired and they announced that it is available online. I think there is somewhat more content and less fluf in PBS programming than on commercial TV.
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Message 1445942 - Posted: 23 Nov 2013, 13:15:48 UTC

Sorry but for people who can view the BBC only

Comet of the Century: A Horizon Special Today 23rd Nov 2013 at 21:15 BBC Two
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Message 1446021 - Posted: 23 Nov 2013, 19:13:08 UTC

I hope this thing is as bright and cool as they say and not just the usual media phoney-boloney.

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Message 1446068 - Posted: 23 Nov 2013, 21:57:31 UTC - in response to Message 1446021.  

I hope this thing is as bright and cool as they say and not just the usual media phoney-boloney.

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I hope so also, Patrice.
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Message 1446070 - Posted: 23 Nov 2013, 21:59:25 UTC - in response to Message 1446068.  

Comet ISON entered the field of view of the HI-1 camera on NASA's Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory, or STEREO, on Nov. 21, 2013, and the comet shows up clearly, appearing to still be intact.


NASA Releases Comet ISON Images from STEREO


Please click link to see the images. Thanks :)

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Message 1446337 - Posted: 24 Nov 2013, 17:55:09 UTC - in response to Message 1446070.  

Comet ISON entered the field of view of the HI-1 camera on NASA's Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory, or STEREO, on Nov. 21, 2013, and the comet shows up clearly, appearing to still be intact.


NASA Releases Comet ISON Images from STEREO


Please click link to see the images. Thanks :)


umm, really stoopid question I guess but why is earth closer to the sun than Mercuty in the animation? At least, that's what it looks like to me.
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Message 1446345 - Posted: 24 Nov 2013, 18:42:42 UTC - in response to Message 1446337.  

umm, really stoopid question I guess but why is earth closer to the sun than Mercuty in the animation? At least, that's what it looks like to me.

It may have something to do with the orbital positions of the STEREO A and B spacecraft, shown in the following link.
Looks to be shot from STEREO A.

http://stereo.gsfc.nasa.gov/where.shtml
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Message 1446654 - Posted: 25 Nov 2013, 17:35:51 UTC - in response to Message 1446345.  

umm, really stoopid question I guess but why is earth closer to the sun than Mercuty in the animation? At least, that's what it looks like to me.

It may have something to do with the orbital positions of the STEREO A and B spacecraft, shown in the following link.
Looks to be shot from STEREO A.

http://stereo.gsfc.nasa.gov/where.shtml

Ahhh, okay, I knew there had to be a reason. thanx
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Message 1446735 - Posted: 25 Nov 2013, 19:52:11 UTC - in response to Message 1446654.  

Skygazers are nervously awaiting the outcome of Comet Ison's impending close encounter with the Sun, which could put paid to hopes that the icy ball will put on a jaw-dropping display across the night sky.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/11/25/comet_ison_update/
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