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john albrich Mar 15, 2013, 04:36pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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I'm now REALLY looking forward to comet "ISON" (C/2012 S1) in November 2013
http://www.astronomynow.com/news/n1209/25comet/
I hope it, as have many others, won't disappoint. It may show brighter than a full moon.

EVERY time during my life I've read claims that "...'this comet' will be visible with the naked eye, and be very impressive, etc. etc....this time for sure" (props to Bullwinkle), and EVERY single time I've been hugely disappointed.

Seeing a truly magnificent comet display is on my bucket list. Perhaps ISON will do it.

The best I'd ever seen until the last few evenings was a dim smudge in the sky. Comets Halley (1P/Halley), Hale-Bopp (C/1995 O1), Kohoutek (C/1973 E1), and Hyakutake (C/1996 B2), and all other comets in the last few decades IMO all sucked big-time in the northern hemisphere.

But, Pan-STARRS (C/2011 L4) finally changed that. While not a magnificent display, it was decently bright and had a very discernible nucleus and a decent tail.


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G. G. Mar 15, 2013, 10:53pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Looking forward to November comet ISON
I have one of these telescope that I hope to see this comet. It still in the box.. need to put it together and figure out how to use it.

Celestron Astromaster 130eq
http://www.celestron.com/media/catalog/product/cache/2/image/9...arge_1.jpg

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Dr. Peaceful Mar 21, 2013, 10:45pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Looking forward to November comet ISON
Missed the meteor shower John mentioned few months back. Hope I won't miss this one in November. Saw Comet Halley back in the 80's and Hale-Bopp back in the 90's, pretty cool. If this is really bigger and bright as claimed, definitely look forward to see it.

Hey John at least you can cross out seeing a Tunguska like event in real life, well from reality internet videos ;) , from your list.

Dr. Peaceful Dec 11, 2013, 12:27pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Looking forward to November comet ISON
Well, too bad. Who would have thought that ISON would be killed by the Sun! At least we witness a pretty rare phenomenon though.

http://www.foxnews.com/science/2013/12/11/rest-in-pieces-comet-ison/


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