New Comet C/2012 S1 (ISON)

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So... Any official verdict in sight?
Karl Battams blog-post is as official it will be.

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Here's the archived NASA Comet ISON Google+ Hangout if you missed it:

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3NB3j1SqG-I"]NASA Comet ISON Google+ Hangout - YouTube[/ame]
 

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Latest SOHO LASCO C3 time-lapse of C/2012 S1. Runs from 0007 UT to 1337 UT today.



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Latest tweets from official sources re: C/2012 S1:

@SungrazerComets said:
Good morning again from Kitt Peak! It looks like a certain comet #ISON is still hanging in there quite nicely!

Based on a few more hours of data, comet #ISON appears to be... well, behaving like a comet!

NASA_SDO said:
@NASA_SDO scientists are still looking at the data to figure out why #ISON was not visible. Updates forthcoming
 

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The problem with SDO was, that it was constantly sending repeats of last years solar activity... like all geostationary satellites do.
 
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Latest LASCO C3 image of C/2012 S1. It is starting to resemble a comet with a distinctive coma. Orbital motion is left-to-right, towards the half-way point between 1 o'clock and 2 o'clock.

 
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:(. Well. We'll never know when the next one's coming. That's the great thing about comets.

But certainly sad for the far northern hemisphere, it seems comets prefer the souther sky. I hoped my grandfather would get some great shots in Norway, he already has hundreds of breathtaking images of the landscape, and that combined with a bright comet...
 

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:(. Well. We'll never know when the next one's coming. That's the great thing about comets.

Great thing? I'd say that's the terribly terrifying thing about comets. With asteroids of known orbits and periodic comets, at least we know where they are and where they'll be in the future. With these comets that come and go, we find them a few years before they get close. It doesn't leave us a lot of time to act in case one decided to come pay us a visit.
 

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Great thing? I'd say that's the terribly terrifying thing about comets. With asteroids of known orbits and periodic comets, at least we know where they are and where they'll be in the future. With these comets that come and go, we find them a few years before they get close. It doesn't leave us a lot of time to act in case one decided to come pay us a visit.

This one even managed to potentially have an effect on the Earth. There was talk earlier in the year of a meteor shower around January 12, 2014. I think they've found that less likely by now, but I can't find recent sources.
 

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A very bright comet has been discoverd which is maybe vissible with naked eye in daylight!

I know that it was allready posted in the Random Comments Thread by Galactic Penguin SST, but I think that we need an own thread for such important discoveries... :)

This comet is visible from begining of November 2013 to the end of December 2013.

Maybe it's possible to see the comet on day at around the 29th November.

Does someone knows if it's visible form europe in this period of time?
I don't know, but I DO know that ISON went too close to the sun and split up.
Source: NatGeo documentry titled "Comet Of The Century" and Wikipedia.org
 

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I don't know, but I DO know that ISON went too close to the sun and split up.
Source: NatGeo documentry titled "Comet Of The Century" and Wikipedia.org
I think he may have realized that in the last two years and couple hundred comments.
When you necropost, this forum gives you a message for you to read and consider carefully before submitting your comment. And that's even for a one month old thread.
 
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