September brings a chance to see a comet. Comet Giacobini-Zinner was discovered in December by the French astronomer Michel Giacobini at the Nice Observatory in France. True Color Image of Comet iSON.
At the time of its discovery in late September , Comet ISON was about million miles (1 billion km) from Earth in the constellation of.
On the night of 03 September, the comet will lie just over 1 degree from bright star Capella in Auriga making it much easier to locate. The comet reaches closest.
Comet ISON, formally known as C/ S1, was a sungrazing comet discovered on 21 The discovery was announced by the Minor Planet Center on 24 September. Observations by Swift in January suggested that Comet ISON's nucleus was around 5 kilometers (3 mi) in diameter. Later estimates were that the .
Comet ISON becomes bright enough in September for observers to catch it through medium-sized telescopes.
Comet chasers stayed busy in with at least 16 comets brighter than . Peak brightness of 7th magnitude occurs in September when the.
When amateur astronomers discovered Comet ISON in September , its unusual brightness caused some to hail it as the “Comet of the.
For anyone who's feeling jilted by Comet ISON's poor showing in , not to worry: . Greatest Comet of the 19th Century: The Great September Comet of
Catalogued as C/ S1, Comet ISON was first spotted million miles away in September This is ISON's very first trip into the inner solar system.