Comet ISON, anticipated by skywatchers for more than a year, is brightening fast just days from its fateful hairpin swing on November 28 around the broiling surface of the sun. The comet is now a greenish-white fuzzy “star” in binoculars, low in the east-southeast at the beginning of dawn. Telescopic photos are showing it with a long, ribbony tail. The comet has flared with unexpected outbursts of gas and dust three times already this month.
Comet ISON brightening fast as its moment of truth nearsvia @earthskyscience
Latest Light Curve
Image by Bob Lukasik from Brasstown Bald 2103-11-20
ISON Encke Movie
ISON, Encke, Mercury and Home by Karl Battams