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Comet ISON Hangouts November 25 and December 2

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla

02-12-2013 11:00 CST

Topics: comets, podcasts and videos, solar observing spacecraft

Alex Filippenko and I talked with Chuck Beuter about ISON's performance last week:

Don't miss the comet ISON live blog that Bruce Betts and I maintained last week. I'll be madly updating those animations today.


Here's the recording for the previous week's Hangout with Ron Kaitchuck, hosted by Comet Festival South Bend, to discuss comet ISON's plunge toward the Sun. I'll be participating in a second one of these next Monday at 9:00 PT / 12:00 ET / 17:00 UT.

Here's a graphic showing ISON's predicted path:

Comet ISON's predicted path through SOHO LASCO fields of view

ESA / NASA / SOHO

Comet ISON's predicted path through SOHO LASCO fields of view
SOHO's LASCO C2 and C3 coronagraphs are expected to have a good view of comet ISON as it passes through their fields of view. From SOHO's viewpoint, the comet enters from the lower right early on November 27 and exits towards the top near the end of November 30.
 
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Comments:

Every day reader: 11/26/2013 02:41 CST

Your skills as a teacher, rival the wiggle of the comets tails in their beauty

Michael Otten: 11/29/2013 06:02 CST

How do we find out where to look for ISON for optical sightings from either Paris, France or New York City?

Emily Lakdawalla: 12/02/2013 08:27 CST

Michael, based on the comet's current appearance, you're probably out of luck, unfortunately. Everyday reader: thanks so much!

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