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Comet ISON Survives (barely) It's Thanksgiving Day Sun-Dive!

UPDATE 11/30/13: Whatever remained after ISON's perihelion looked promising, but the latest LASCO C3 images show ISON fading as it makes it departure from our favorite star. At this point, I can't help but find myself EXTREMELY DISAPPOINTED about this. I've been following this thing for months, hoping for a December light-show to close out the year. At this point, it looks like our "Comet of the Century" won't be ISON. These last few months of tracking ISON has been fun, but it looks like I can tone down the excitement finally.

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UPDATE 11/29/13: On ISON's approach, it developed a second tail, leading many to believe that the comet had started breaking up due to the intense solar heat. As ISON swung around the sun, the SDO spacecraft cameras were unable to see much. Initial images from the SOHO spacecrafts were showing ISON dimming on approach, with not much to see post-perihelion. This morning, however, the latest LASCO C3 images indicate that ISON is alive and well and brightening once again. Surely anything can still happen to this thing, but it seems that Comet ISON has survived it's sun-dive (At least a large part of it). Get ready for the light show in December (hopefully)!!!!


www.spaceweather.com

On November 28, 2013, the SDO (Solar Dynamics Observatory) spacecraft will off-point at three different positions as Comet ISON moves through perihelion. This website will display near realtime images and movies of this sungrazing comet. Images should begin appearing sometime between 12:45 pm and 1:00 pm ET.

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

Teach kids the wonders of the cosmos on Thanksgiving!

UPDATE 11/27/13: Comet ISON now visible on SOHO LASCO C3

www.spaceweather.com

SOHO:http://sohodata.nascom.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/soho_movie_theater

1. Click on "LASCO C3"
2. Resolution: Your choice
3. Start Date: 2013-11-27
4. Search

ISON JPL (Trajectory): http://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/sbdb.cgi?sstr=C%2F2012%20S1;orb=1;co...

Bruce Gary: http://www.brucegary.net/ISON/

UPDATE: ISON/Encke visible on STEREO Ahead Spacecraft, HI1 Filter.


www.spaceweather.com


www.spaceweather.com

Encke JPL (Trajectory): http://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/sbdb.cgi?ID=c00002_0;orb=1;cov=0;log...

http://stereo.gsfc.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/images

1. Click "Ahead HI1"
2. 512x512 Resolution
3. Display: Slideshow
4. Start/End Dates: 20131120 - 20131123

ISON is the white streak coming in from the left. Mercury is White dot on left side of screen (10 o'clock). The white dot near the center is Earth. Look below Mercury (near the level of Earth and prior to ISON entering screen-left), you'll see a faint dot moving down and to the right. That is Comet Encke.



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I have the biggest disappointment face....EVER

Updated: ISON is fading :(

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how is your O face?


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Excellent images.

Thanks for posting!!

WOW! Fantastic Post!!

Thanks for compiling all of this information!!!

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Faaarrr Out, Man, Totally!

A sixty's moment to say the least. Except that these comets aren't as outta sight as they were before technology made stuff like this more comprehensible. Truly amazing!

I'd rather be dwelling on the wonders above us all, than follow the shallow, empty VOID in space between the ears, and behind the eyes of Black Friday shoppers, merchants, and the really-robbed folks who must serve them both, ONLY because they'd have no job if they didn't forsake their families to be there!

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metaphorically?

To be honest the first thing to come to mind is the sperm and egg thingy.

That was a close one. Not meant to be this time I guess.

Think twins next time around.

It seems...

that ISON has survived perihelion!!!!

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy ISON Perihelion Day!

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Updated

Updated with SOHO images and instructions to pull up the images yourself.

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www.spaceweather.com


www.spaceweather.com

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Thanks for posting these !

Been trying to keep an eye on this.

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Updated

with STEREO-A HI1 image of Comets C/2012 (S1)/ISON and 2P/Encke, and instructions to pull up the images yourself.

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wow! This is cool.

wow! This is cool.

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Thanks for sharing this!

Thanks for sharing this!

Right on, thank you!

A lot of us are watching this fly by.

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