C/2012 S1 (ISON)

With the prospect of cloudy mornings for the next week or so, I went out to see if I could spot the ISON comet. As it happens, I did manage to pick it up with the 85/1.2L as a faint greenish spec with a very very faint tail.

To assist others finding it in Brisbane, I've labelled a few key stars.

View all photos taken: Thursday, 21st November 2013, This photo: 3:43am

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  • elffinarts said:
    Glad you managed to grab it mate!
  • David de Groot said:
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/elffinarts] Hoping as it becomes brighter we might get some clear sky to give it another go. Problem is, as the days go on, the closer to sunrise it rises.
  • ibsut said:
    The sky cleared in Oberon on the 24th. But all I could see was Mercury perhaps. Great work
  • David de Groot said:
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/22616984@N07] Yeah, it was the most disappointing comet since Haley's in '86.
  • ibsut said:
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/dadegroot] Got to see that one through the C5. But no pics.
  • David de Groot said:
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/22616984@N07] I saw it through binoculars, but it was pretty underwhelming. Not like 2006/P1 Comet McNaught.