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New comet C/2012 S1 (ISON) could be spectacular sight in fall 2013

Comet C/2012 S1 ISON was discovered on Sept. 21 in pictures taken with 15.7-inch reflecting telescope of the International Scientific Optical Network (ISON) in Russia. This photo was taken on Sept. 22. Credit: Ernesto Guido, Giovanni Sostero and Nick Howes

 

A new comet was discovered inching across Cancer the Crab in the morning sky may knock your socks off next fall. Based on a preliminary orbit, it could become a very bright object beginning in November 2013 for both northern and southern hemisphere sky watchers. C/2012 S1 (ISON), its formal name, was found by Russian amateurs Vitali Nevski and Artyom Novichonok of the International Scientific Optical Network (ISON), a network of observers who track man-made space debris.

 

Read more:

http://astrobob.areavoices.com/2012/09/25/new-comet-c2012-s1ison-could-be-spectacular-sight-in-fall-2013/

http://www.minorplanetcenter.net/mpec/K12/K12S63.html

 

 

 

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