Comet ISON: How to See Potential ‘Comet of the Century’ Online Today (May 19)

This NASA Hubble Space Telescope image of Comet ISON was taken on April 10, 2013, when the comet was slightly closer than Jupiter’s orbit at a distance of 386 million miles from the sun (394 million miles from Earth).
CREDIT: NASA, ESA, J.-Y. Li (Planetary Science Institute), and the Hubble Comet ISON Imaging Science Team

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.comcourtesy of Slooh Space Camera.

Read more:  http://www.space.com/

 

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One comment on “Comet ISON: How to See Potential ‘Comet of the Century’ Online Today (May 19)

  1. Pingback: ALERT NEWS UPDATE DANGER BEWARE OF Comet Ison & Events | Hidden Agendas

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