Comet ISON has been destroyed

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by Candlelight, Nov 28, 2013.

  1. Owain Taggart

    Owain Taggart Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    No, but you might be remembering another comet by that same discoverer since most comets are named after their discoverers. About a year ago there was another one by that name that could only be seen in the Southern Hemisphere.
     
  2. publiusr

    publiusr Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    McNaught. The Southern Hemisphere in some respects has a more interesting sky than what we see up North.
     
  3. rhubarbodendron

    rhubarbodendron Commodore Commodore

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    But we have the pole star :p
     
  4. Candlelight

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    Comet McNaught in 2007 was spectacular. I wish I'd had by DSLR back then...
     
  5. rhubarbodendron

    rhubarbodendron Commodore Commodore

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    argh, how frustrating! No comet brighter than mag 7 visible atm :(
    And the ISS would have been a rather brilliant mag -0.4 tonight, just like Mercury, only both are too low over the horizon.
    Venus and Pluto stand very close together, though, and if the clouds would break up I might possibly be able to see them. Where's a storm when you need one?
     

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