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Comet Ison - might be visible in daylight hours early dec.

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OhYouBadBadKaleds Wed 20-Nov-13 22:20:57

bbc news link

Some astronomers reckon it could rival the Great Comet of 1680.

Currently in Virgo. Will link on how to see it in a mo. at the moment it's heading towards the sun. If it makes it round the other side it could be a woowzer!

OhYouBadBadKaleds Wed 20-Nov-13 22:27:12

comet Ison webpage

another website

star charts to help you find it

alcibiades Thu 21-Nov-13 19:08:00

On the Ison webpage, it says the comet is estimated to be 3 miles in diameter. shock That's a big snowball.

OhYouBadBadKaleds Fri 22-Nov-13 13:01:48

It certainly is! Maybe it's where the Express are getting their ideas for all of this gargantuan amount of snow they keep screaming about!

oldsilver Thu 28-Nov-13 18:58:38

Annnnnnnnnnnnnd just as we were getting all excited the Comet Ison webpage went down - other websites are measuring distance it's travelling away ... do I take it, it survived?

OhYouBadBadKitten Thu 28-Nov-13 19:16:11

sky news thinks it might have died sad
I know its not the best place to look for reliable news but its the latest headline I could find.

OhYouBadBadKitten Thu 28-Nov-13 19:17:32

comet ison website server has been made bigger.

OhYouBadBadKitten Thu 28-Nov-13 19:20:08

Come on Ison!! Reappear!

MyCatIsAStupidBastard Thu 28-Nov-13 19:27:19

I'm watching with you.

OhYouBadBadKitten Thu 28-Nov-13 19:39:06

pretty good blog wish I'd realised that SOHO was keeping an eye on it.

oldsilver Thu 28-Nov-13 19:40:39

We were trying desperately to find a "live" site between 6.30 and 7pm - bit late now smile

<<fingers crossed>>

oldsilver Thu 28-Nov-13 19:41:45

It's still early though ... still behind the sun.

OhYouBadBadKitten Thu 28-Nov-13 19:45:42

Have you found anything that suggests the earliest that it might reappear?

MyCatIsAStupidBastard Thu 28-Nov-13 20:11:11

Everything i can find was last updated at around 645, which isn't massively helpful!

MyCatIsAStupidBastard Thu 28-Nov-13 20:12:51

Oh BBC says it for fried. Such a shame.

MyCatIsAStupidBastard Thu 28-Nov-13 20:13:26

got not for

OhYouBadBadKitten Thu 28-Nov-13 20:32:40


oldsilver Thu 28-Nov-13 20:36:18

Tried looking on SOHO, they appear to be having server issues too.

Piddlepuddle Thu 28-Nov-13 21:21:05

Oooh! Something's remained it seems! Latest images much more positive

Piddlepuddle Thu 28-Nov-13 21:28:27

Not sure if this will work as is a twitter link - but

OhYouBadBadKitten Thu 28-Nov-13 22:49:30

NASA thinks its gone sad

DevonCiderPunk Thu 28-Nov-13 22:59:02

PiddlePuddle the link worked but my brain didn't! What was that? Was the comet the swooshy line at bottom right towards the end of the clip?

oldsilver Thu 28-Nov-13 23:02:17

Beautiful picture of the sun on the picture where it should have appeared though smile

Perihelion Fri 29-Nov-13 08:14:48

Am confused. Went to bed thinking ISON was gone and now they think a wee bit of it is still going??? Really?

OhYouBadBadKitten Fri 29-Nov-13 08:18:20

It does look like it smile hooray!! Apparently they don't think there will be enough ice left to give a lovely naked eye tail though.

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