When was Comet ISON last seen?

When was Comet ISON last seen?

28 November 2013
Comet ISON

Eccentricity 1.000000086 (epoch 1950) 0.9999947 (near perihelion) 1.0002 (epoch 2050)
Orbital period Ejection trajectory (epoch 2050)
Inclination 62.4°
Last perihelion 28 November 2013

What does the name Ison mean?

Early Origins of the Ison family The place name literally means “homestead by the River Ise,” having derived from the Celtic river-name + the Old English “ham” or “hamm.” The local church is an ancient edifice with a tower, and contains four Norman arches.

Who discovered the comet ISON?

Vitaly Nevsky
Artyom Novichonok
Comet ISON/Discoverers

What ethnicity is Ison?

The lineage of the name Ison begins with the Anglo-Saxon tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they lived in the parish of Isham in the county of Northampton near Kettering.

Where did the name Ison originate from?

English: patronymic or metronymic from the Middle English personal name Ida, which was used for both sexes.

Can you see Comet ISON with a telescope?

Comet ISON is already visible through small- to medium-sized telescopes from a dark site, and binoculars and naked eyes will come into play as it nears opposition. On December 8, Comet ISON crosses into the northern sky. It should shine brighter than 1st magnitude and perhaps sport a spectacular tail.

How bright is Comet ISON (C/2012 S1)?

Two astronomers found Comet ISON (C/2012 S1) glowing dimly at magnitude 18.8 on September 21, 2012. On November 28 of this year, ISON will lie closest to the Sun — a scant 680,000 miles (1.1 million kilometers) from its surface. Latest predictions indicate that it will peak at magnitude –4.5, equivalent to the brightness of Venus.

How far away is Comet ISON?

The Hubble Space Telescope captured Comet ISON on May 8 as the solar system interloper was 403 million miles (649 million kilometers) from Earth, between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter. See the time-lapse video » Frequent online contributor Efrain Morales Rivera shot Comet ISON as it traversed the constellation Gemini.

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Whether Comet ISON is a once-in-a-lifetime event, a great performer, or a run-of-the-mill comet, your picture of it could win a $2,500 prize. Learn more » Terry Hancock and Cliff Spohn created a time-lapse of the comet from October 21. Watch now »