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Comet ISON
« on: October 14, 2013, 11:54:20 am »
The comet is now visible at the very outermost edge of one of the outermost cameras.

http://www.isoncampaign.org/karl/cioc-exclusive-ison-in-stereo

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Re: Comet ISON
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2013, 01:29:03 pm »
Thanks Steve - not too impressive yet but definitely there!

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Re: Comet ISON
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2013, 03:18:09 pm »
Hello you lovely little dot/comet!  Welcome to being stared at 24/7 for the next few months.  :D

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Re: Comet ISON
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2013, 08:58:06 pm »
 ;D

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Re: Comet ISON
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2013, 09:28:50 pm »
The comet is now visible at the very outermost edge of one of the outermost cameras.

http://www.isoncampaign.org/karl/cioc-exclusive-ison-in-stereo

Steve

I enjoyed this quote about dressing up the images:

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I'll say this upfront: this is unquestionably not the most exciting or well-crafted animated gif you're ever going to see. But it's late, I'm tired, and there's only so much lipstick I can put on these images... That said, I urge you to click the image opposite to see the tiny speck in motion that is Comet C/2012 S1 (ISON) in the SECCHI HI-2 camera on NASA's STEREO-A spacecraft!

I certainly appreciated the little bit of red lipstick that Karl did add to the images or I *seriously* doubt that I'd have seen it at all. :)   Thanks.


« Last Edit: October 17, 2013, 09:34:56 pm by Michael Mozina »

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Re: Comet ISON
« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2013, 03:39:07 pm »
I'm looking forward to the time when the lipstick can be discarded. ;D

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« Reply #6 on: October 19, 2013, 02:04:26 am »
I'm looking forward to the time when the lipstick can be discarded. ;D

I agree with you on that point.  So far it's been pretty low key and uneventful, and very difficult to spot.   Considering the "build up" in the media, it's be a bit of a disappointment thus far. :)

On the flip side, the sun's magnetic field is pretty close to flipping, and there's finally some action happening in the SDO and (as mostly yet unseen by me IRIS images) these days. :)

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Re: Comet ISON
« Reply #7 on: November 19, 2013, 12:23:15 pm »
I didn't realize that Encke was going to be showing up so close to ISON!  I was looking at the most recent data and was confused when I saw a lovely comet in HI1, traveling in the wrong direction to be ISON, not to mention it'll be a few days before ISON is visible in HI1...  There's quite a show going on right now for STEREO A! 

Some lovely animations of the FOUR comets currently in the STERERO A HI2 FOV. 
http://cometal-comets.blogspot.com.au/2013/10/comet-ison.html

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Re: Comet ISON
« Reply #8 on: November 19, 2013, 03:36:52 pm »
Wow - thanks for posting that  Quia! Exciting!

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Re: Comet ISON
« Reply #9 on: November 22, 2013, 02:15:43 am »
Al has updated that post with today's data from HI2A, there are some AMAZING tail dynamics as the comet tail interacts with the solar wind, go take a look at them!  And ISON is in the HI1-A FOV today!  Beacon data only so there's not much 'prettiness' to the images, but it's definitely there and looking quite bright!  Just have to wait a day or two!


Beacon Data teaser.

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Re: Comet ISON
« Reply #10 on: November 22, 2013, 10:23:01 am »
Is that comet ISON flying towards the Sun - SECCHI  under current weekly movie - HI1 Is so exciting!! :)

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Re: Comet ISON
« Reply #11 on: November 22, 2013, 10:30:51 am »
That is actually Encke!  HI1 is about to get even more exciting as ISON enters the FOV.

There's actually a few more frames available than what's in that weekly video, Karl is wonderful about sneaking data ahead of the usual pipline when there's a comet involved.  Take a look at the animation here for a sneak peak of what's to come. 
http://www.isoncampaign.org/karl/ison-encke-mercury-home

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Re: Comet ISON
« Reply #12 on: November 22, 2013, 12:24:58 pm »
Thanks Quia, I didn't expect to see Encke because I was too focus on ISON, anything appears I will think "IS ISON!"  ;D I will check in on the website more frequently from now on.

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Re: Comet ISON
« Reply #13 on: November 22, 2013, 04:07:10 pm »
 :D :D :D :D

Yesterday, Comet ISON joined Earth, Mercury, and Comet Encke in the field of view of STEREO-A's Heliospheric Imager. Click on the link to view ISON's grand entrance:
http://tinyurl.com/ouk4edr

(via spaceweather.com and lots of other places!)

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Re: Comet ISON
« Reply #14 on: November 22, 2013, 04:12:03 pm »
Amazing images ! Tx for sharing them !