Anybody here keeping track of ison...

  1. anybody here keeping track of ison....

    I saw a thread on ison but it was inactive for days.So i have decided to make one.So here are latest pics of ison from SOHO


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    its distance from SUN is 7,933,146 km
     
    Last edited: Nov 28, 2013
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  3. Now it's distance from sun is 7,515,184km
     
  4. Live stream of ISON perihelion at the link below!

    http://cometison.gsfc.nasa.gov/

    Should be happening in about 1 hour from when I posted this
     
  5. guys is that saturn below in the left?
     
  6. davenn

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  7. hope it is big enough to see by naked eyes :(
     
  8. No, that is the bright star Antares. The "ring" is a CCD camera artefact caused by electrons from oversaturated pixels leaking into adjacent pixels.
     
  9. Thanks..
    But how do you come to know that it was Antares and no one else?
     
  10. davenn

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    use a planetarium program to see where the sun is amd what the surrounding stars are

    Stellarium is a good choice

    Dave
     
  11. davenn

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  12. thanks, the software is really cool,
     
    Last edited: Nov 29, 2013
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