Thursday, November 28, 2013

Mapping the Comet of the Century

In about two hours time Comet Ison will reach its closest approach to the Sun. It will be just 1.2 million km from the Sun and the solar heat could cause the comet to break apart.

If the comet survives it should be visible in the early morning sky (in the northern hemisphere) in early December. The Sky Live has created an Ison Tracker map that charts the current position of the comet using an accurate view of the star field surrounding the comet.

If the comet survives its encounter with the sun it may be visible with the naked eye and will almost definitely be visible with binoculars. The Ison Tracker map will help you locate Comet Ison in the night sky.

Hat-tip: Mapperz

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