Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Sky Guy Internet ALERT Comet ISON Live 9-4/5

Hey Space Placers!

Amateur astronomers are viewing and photographing Comet ISON in the pre-dawn sky using large backyard telescopes in the 10-inches plus range. The comet is small and has a tail but is difficult to find under less than excellent conditions. Read More About It: http://www.universetoday.com/104458/ready-set-observe-how-to-see-comet-ison-in-the-early-morning-sky/

Comet ISON shows a small, compact coma and short, faint tail in this  photo made by Krisztian Sarneczky on Aug. 31, 2013. Credit: K. Sárneczky / Konkoly Observatory
Comet ISON shows a small, compact coma and short, faint tail in this photo made by Hungarian astrophotographer Krisztian Sarneczky on Aug. 31, 2013. Credit: K. Sárneczky / Konkoly Observatory courtesy of Universe Today

The good news is that the comet will improve its position in the sky as time goes on. How bright it will become is anyone's guess at this point.

The BETTER news is that you can tune in live on the Internet to see the comet via Slooh telescopes on the night of September 4-5, 10:30 p.m. PDT, 1:30 a.m  EDT(on the 5th). Here is the link for more details: http://events.slooh.com

I am sure there will be more Internet viewing attempts during the upcoming month but tune in to see Comet ISON now so you can follow its anticipated changes during the upcoming months.

Sky Guy in VA



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