Comet ISON Appears Near Spica - Nov 18
Posted 14 November 2013 - 12:19 PM
Posted 14 November 2013 - 12:38 PM
Posted 14 November 2013 - 02:08 PM
Posted 14 November 2013 - 11:21 PM
That may be true. But Spica is EASY during Full Moon, and with the current brightening the core should also be easy and have obvious movement, even over short observations.
Unless it's cloudy, it's worth a look.
Posted 15 November 2013 - 07:07 AM
I first saw it with a pair of 7x35 binocs, then at 35x with my 34mm ES 68 eyepiece in my 10 inch reflector. I then used my 9mm ES 100 at 133x to see the nucleus which was stellar.
No tail was seen at all because the skies were hazy, but I was really thrilled to have seen it at all! I'm going to keep looking for it every chance I get now.
I also got treated to a really nice view of Jupiter at 218x with my 5.5mm Meade 5000 WP UWA after that! I could have saw Mercury as well, but by that time, heavy, thick clouds rolled in.