Tracking Comet ISON with this interactive model 1

If you interested to see comet ISON, that will be visible to the necked eye, then have a look at this very interesting and well done interactive animation model…    Comet ISON, imaged by the Hubble Space Telescope. Image © NASA

Comet ISON approaching:

At 1st October will be the closest approach to Mars.

Late October will be visible to the naked eye.

End November turns around the Sun.

26 December closest approach to Earth.

Click here or at the image for the interactive model:

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Comet ISON, imaged by the Hubble Space Telescope on 10 April 2013—near Jupiter’s orbit; also, enhanced (coma model ratio) version.

C/2012 S1, also known as Comet ISON, is a sungrazing comet discovered on 21 September 2012 by Vitali Nevski and Artyom Novichonok. The discovery was made using the 0.4-meter (16 in) reflector of the International Scientific Optical Network near Kislovodsk, Russia and the automated asteroid-discovery program CoLiTec.  Precovery images by the Mount Lemmon Survey from 28 December 2011 and by Pan-STARRS from 28 January 2012 were quickly located. Follow-up observations were made on 22 September by a team from Remanzacco Observatory in Italy using the iTelescope network.The discovery was announced by the Minor Planet Center on 24 September. Observations by SWIFT suggest that C/2012 S1’s nucleus is around 5 kilometers (3.1 mi) in diameter.

Tracking Comet ISON- star map

source solarsystemscope

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