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SMark
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Re: ISON is GONE... [Re: Rich V.]
      #6224571 - 11/30/13 03:43 AM

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Yeah, the latest LASCO C3 movie frames are promising...

Rich




Now that a few more frames have been loaded, I have to say that promise is turning to pessimism for me. It almost "fades to blue" there at the end. It's true that I don't really know how to translate the LASCO C3 image to the same image behind an eyepiece of a binocular or telescope, but after watching the image fade so quickly after leaving the Sun, it's hard to get too excited about what the near future holds for it...


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SMark
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Re: ISON is GONE... new [Re: SMark]
      #6232614 - 12/04/13 02:08 AM

After such an involved discussion about the life or death of Comet ISON, it looks like the thread title was correct after all... Comet ISON dies as it rounds the Sun...

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Stacy
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Re: ISON is GONE... new [Re: SMark]
      #6232667 - 12/04/13 03:07 AM

I know it's just a 4.5 billion year old snow ball, but I am as sad as I was when my big friendly snow man melted in the rain when I was a kid. Very sad that it died. Mean old Sun.

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Bob Myler
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Re: ISON is GONE... new [Re: Stacy]
      #6232775 - 12/04/13 06:25 AM

As Miracle Max once so famously observed - maybe it's only mostly dead.....

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Mr. Bill
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Re: ISON is GONE... new [Re: Bob Myler]
      #6233776 - 12/04/13 05:21 PM

What about Lovejoy...no media coverage and I was out this morning at 5 AM and it was visible easily naked eye from my location.

Great view with long tail using Fuji 10x50s.



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hallelujah
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Re: ISON is GONE... new [Re: Mr. Bill]
      #6233877 - 12/04/13 06:01 PM

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What about Lovejoy...




http://www.skyandtelescope.com/observing/home/Lovely-Comet-Lovejoy-234492641....

Stan


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faackanders2
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Re: ISON is GONE... new [Re: Mr. Bill]
      #6234241 - 12/04/13 09:18 PM

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What about Lovejoy...no media coverage and I was out this morning at 5 AM and it was visible easily naked eye from my location.

Great view with long tail using Fuji 10x50s.






Agree Bright Lovejoy gets no public attention at all.


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mattyfatz
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Re: ISON is GONE... new [Re: faackanders2]
      #6234502 - 12/05/13 12:14 AM

Lovejoy ...It's a great Comet! And an easy way to cure the ISON Blues. Just wake up a little early and follow the arc to Arcturus with your binoculars. Ypu almost can't miss it! I'll be out in the morning again.

Edited by mattyfatz (12/05/13 12:18 AM)


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djeber2
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Re: ISON is GONE... new [Re: mattyfatz]
      #6236200 - 12/05/13 08:59 PM

Lovejoy is a very nice binocular comet, but from my suburban location it is not naked eye for me. I have observed it 7-8 different times now.

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faackanders2
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Re: ISON is GONE... new [Re: SMark]
      #6238398 - 12/07/13 12:50 AM

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After such an involved discussion about the life or death of Comet ISON, it looks like the thread title was correct after all... Comet ISON dies as it rounds the Sun...




Have any astronomers been able to see the dust/plasma of what is left of Ison? I am pretty sure it's path is different now after the split up so I don't really know where to precisely look.


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