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John Wunderlin
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Re: C/2012 S1 ISON new [Re: aa6ww]
      #6083866 - 09/16/13 12:35 PM

Thanks everyone! MessiToM, If you've got dark skies, it should be no problem to spot this guy with your big 17" scope, if you don't mind being up at 4am... I'll give this another shot in October.

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MessiToM
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Re: C/2012 S1 ISON new [Re: John Wunderlin]
      #6083969 - 09/16/13 01:34 PM

^ Funny enough the other morning I couldn't drag myself out of bed lol. Iam going to tomorrow morning.


S&T's "straight dope" nothing new but I like the fact they are trying to explain the hype to "non astronomy" folk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jAMN-qHreEI#t=67


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MessiToM
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Re: C/2012 S1 ISON new [Re: MessiToM]
      #6085685 - 09/17/13 10:31 AM

I feel like I may have seen it but Iam not confident enough to say I have for sure. What I thought may be ISON looked like a faint fuzzy star that I couldnt get to pinpoint focus.

EDIT* in looking at my charts again in the daylight SkySafari, cometchasing.skyhound.com, and Starry night all match up. What was throwing me off in thinking the skyhound chart was different was that it shows Mars differently. I assume at whatever position mars was on when the chart was made.

Now Iam alot more confident that I saw it because after I thought I did at the eye piece I then looked at another chart and thought I was in the wrong area. When in fact I was in the correct position.

Edited by MessiToM (09/17/13 10:57 AM)


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RenoNV
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Re: C/2012 S1 ISON new [Re: aa6ww]
      #6086109 - 09/17/13 02:15 PM

45 minutes to image, not looking good for Greatness.
Somehow I doubt this is ISON's first rodeo, despite the kinematics.


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aa6ww
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Re: C/2012 S1 ISON new [Re: RenoNV]
      #6086279 - 09/17/13 03:54 PM

Did anyone catch this information about ISON being accompanied by 2 other visible comets come this November.

Looks like lots of fun for us comet lovers!!!

http://astrobob.areavoices.com/tag/2pencke/

...Ralph in Sac


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Dave Mitsky
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Re: C/2012 S1 ISON new [Re: MessiToM]
      #6088258 - 09/18/13 03:14 PM

Quote:

I wander if I can reel this in visually with my 17.5" ?




Tony Donnangelo and other observers saw Comet ISON through his 24" Starmaster Dob during the September dark window.

Dave Mitsky


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Re: C/2012 S1 ISON new [Re: aa6ww]
      #6090025 - 09/19/13 01:55 PM

Quote:

Did anyone catch this information about ISON being accompanied by 2 other visible comets come this November.





I noticed this myself when using Cartes du Ciel to try to pick out some good times to observe it. The morning of Nov 24 will have both Encke and Ison within about 6 degrees of each other just before dawn, and both should be reasonably bright. Good opportunity for some wide-field photography.

Jarad


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CygnuS
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Re: C/2012 S1 ISON [Re: Jarad]
      #6090846 - 09/19/13 11:19 PM

It sure is nice to have a place like this I can check on ISON. I have a 10 inch SkyQuest Dob and a lot of trees to the east of my rural home which means I'm going to have to get up early and haul it in a vehicle to a field a mile away when it becomes bright enough for me to view it. These updates will give me a much better idea of when I should make my first attempt to see it. Thanks everybody.

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hiro
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Re: C/2012 S1 ISON new [Re: John Wunderlin]
      #6092895 - 09/21/13 06:55 AM

It is a clean image of the comet, John.

I got a little late to post another dirty image of the comet here.
C/2012 S1 ISON appeared to be accompanied with surrounding green ion coma.



Data and original are here.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/hiroc/9795767185/

Here is a nice report on the comet. Beautiful images taken with Gemini North 8m scope and an observed magnitude curve are in it.
http://arxiv.org/pdf/1309.2688.pdf


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Rich (RLTYS)Moderator
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Re: C/2012 S1 ISON new [Re: hiro]
      #6092913 - 09/21/13 07:32 AM

Looks good.

Rich (RLTYS)


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CygnuS
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Re: C/2012 S1 ISON new [Re: Rich (RLTYS)]
      #6093614 - 09/21/13 03:10 PM

I'm not sure if this has been posted here or not but a friend sent me this simulation of the comet's path. Of course ISON isn't going to hit the Earth but this shook me up a little bit even though I knew it's nothing to worry about because it's just a matter of the vantage point.
http://stereo-ssc.nascom.nasa.


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John Wunderlin
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Re: C/2012 S1 ISON new [Re: CygnuS]
      #6094158 - 09/21/13 09:52 PM

Yeah color- thanks Hiro! I don't have enough sky time yet to make a decent color image- it rises at my tree line and I have about 30-45 minutes only.

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hiro
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Re: C/2012 S1 ISON new [Re: John Wunderlin]
      #6094310 - 09/21/13 11:48 PM

Yes, the comet was still low in the east before the beginning of twilight at the night.
It appeared from behind the woods after moonset in Senjogahara, Nikko.



Data and original are here.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/hiroc/9866508094/

We may be able to enjoy better view next month.


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CygnuS
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Re: C/2012 S1 ISON new [Re: hiro]
      #6101357 - 09/25/13 09:52 PM

I got my Astronomy magazine special edition in the mail today. The first half is mostly comet stuff in general and the second half is ISON. It's 88 pages long. Even if the comet turns out to be a dud I'm going to think positive so I don't feel like I wasted my money. As all you scientists out there know, when something fails it's never a complete failure because you learned something.

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BrooksObs
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Re: C/2012 S1 ISON new [Re: CygnuS]
      #6102145 - 09/26/13 11:21 AM

Quote:

I got my Astronomy magazine special edition in the mail today. The first half is mostly comet stuff in general and the second half is ISON. It's 88 pages long.




Might I enquire who is credited as the authors of the material included in the publication?

BrooksObs


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Adam Taylor
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Re: C/2012 S1 ISON new [Re: CygnuS]
      #6102636 - 09/26/13 04:28 PM

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Even if the comet turns out to be a dud...




I follow Seiichi Yoshida's comet prediction site. He updated it a few days ago. It looks like the negative magnitude optimism for comet C/2012 S1 (ISON) is now history, based on observations plotted over time.


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MessiToM
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Re: C/2012 S1 ISON new [Re: Adam Taylor]
      #6103034 - 09/26/13 08:50 PM

Negative Nancy's LOL

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CygnuS
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Re: C/2012 S1 ISON new [Re: BrooksObs]
      #6103126 - 09/26/13 10:00 PM

Quote:

Quote:

I got my Astronomy magazine special edition in the mail today. The first half is mostly comet stuff in general and the second half is ISON. It's 88 pages long.




Might I enquire who is credited as the authors of the material included in the publication?

BrooksObs



The stories about comets in general were written by Francis Reddy, Richard Talcott, Richard Jakiel and Michael E.Bakich. Phil Harrington did a story on what kind of equipment to view it with and Damian Peach did one on imaging it. Several stories regarding C/2012 S1 specifically were written by Richard Talcott and Michael E. Bakich.
I'm pretty happy with this magazine. Regardless of how bright this thing ends up, the magazine is going to make it fun to follow.


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Dave Mitsky
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Re: C/2012 S1 ISON new [Re: CygnuS]
      #6103451 - 09/27/13 02:32 AM

There's an interesting update on Comet ISON at
http://www.skyandtelescope.com/community/skyblog/observingblog/Comet-ISON-Upd...

Dave Mitsky


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Re: C/2012 S1 ISON [Re: Dave Mitsky]
      #6103501 - 09/27/13 04:07 AM

The reality is comet C2013 R1 (Lovejoy) has better observation prospects! Estimated peak at mag 6 in November well away from the sun in the sky

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