by Tariq Malik, SPACE.com Managing Editor
The much-anticipated incoming Comet ISON, which some scientists hope will become the “comet of the century” later this year, may not be visible to the naked eye yet, but you don’t have to wait months to see this icy wanderer. The comet takes center stage in an online telescope webcast today (May 19).
Comet ISON was first discovered last year and is currently expected to swing extremely close by the sun in late November, when it will be at its best and brightest of the year. In anticipation of the comet’s arrival, the online Slooh Space Camera will offer live telescope views of the object beginning at 4:45 p.m. EDT (2045 GMT).
You can watch the Comet ISON webcast live on SPACE.com, courtesy of Slooh Space Camera.
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