Recently discovers by two Russians astronomers in CCD images has the potential to become bright on 2013, unlike the two most recent bright comets. Predicting a comet’s behavior, though, can be tricky, and highly touted comets have been known to fizzle. As noted comet discoverer David Levy once quipped, “Comets are like cats. They both have tails—and they do exactly what they want.”
The images where taken on September 21st, 2o12 with the 0.4-meter telescope of the International Scientific Optical Network (ISON) in Kislovodsk, Russia.
It’s predicted that the comet will pass 1.16 million miles form the sun on November 28th, 2013 and it could become a very brilliant object, even visible in daylight. It will pass within 40 millions miles of Earth and could remain visible to the human eye. with the 0.4-meter telescope of the International Scientific Optical Network (ISON) in Kislovodsk, Russia.
As someone who remembers fondly 1997′s Comet Hale-Bopp, ISON has me excited. Regardless of its place in history, it will be cool to have a new object in the nighttime sky to enjoy going into 2014. Book a date for an evening in the country on November 28, 2013 now.