Thursday, November 28, 2013

1546m 2013/11/28

1546m 2013/11/28 06:00–08:00 EST Foxmead E window 9 10x50b ne

Looking for Comet ISON under excellent conditions. I easily observed Saturn and Mercury rising. There were clouds close to the horizon which blocked the Sun at Sunrise, but I still was unable to see the comet. According to Starry Night and SOHO, it was about 2° to the right of the Sun and slightly below the Sun, with its tail almost parallel to the horizon, so the chances of seeing it were slim. It is now very bright on SOHO's LASCO C3, much brighter than Antares in the same field, and should be entering C2 soon. I'll try again during the day and at sunset.

Temperature = –9° C 

No comments:

Post a Comment