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Comet Ison 2012 S1 Castor Gemini 07h 25m 90s +29° 31 45.6 - 3 dec 2013 whisky camera

Comet Ison 2012 S1 Castor Gemini 07h 25m 90s +29° 31 45.6 – 3 dec 2013 whisky camera

http://www.wikisky.org/?object=NGC+2371-2&img_source=DSS2

the idea girl says

looking in castor, gemini section, i found this shape that looks like comet ison, not sure though:)

3 dec 2013 426 am est
Gemini stars comet ison by castor pollux dec 2013 tracking

Gemini stars comet ison by castor pollux dec 2013 tracking

comet ison   NGC 2372  3 dec 2013 Gaherty-Gemini heavenly twin constellation castor

comet ison NGC 2372 3 dec 2013 Gaherty-Gemini heavenly twin constellation castor

NGC 2372 and comet ison 2012 S1 3 dec 2013 Castor Gemini stars whisky camera linda randall

NGC 2372 and comet ison 2012 S1 3 dec 2013 Castor Gemini stars whisky camera linda randall

-Ngc2371

-Ngc2371

looked up the coordinates for this

compare NGC 2372

Right ascension 7h 25m 34.7s[1]
Declination +29° 29′ 25.6″[1]
Distance 4400 ly
Apparent magnitude (V) 13
Apparent dimensions (V) 44
Constellation Gemini

used in whisky to find comet ison.

sent tweet to nasa goddard with this blog post asking if I found it. 🙂

not sure, only they would know 😉

3 dec 2013 434 am (bed time for moi)

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A Hubble Space Telescope (HST) image of NGC 2371-2.
Credit: HST/NASA/ESA

quote wiki

credit: HST/NASA/ESA.
Observation data
(Epoch J2000)
Right ascension 7h 25m 34.7s[1]
Declination +29° 29′ 25.6″[1]
Distance 4400 ly
Apparent magnitude (V) 13
Apparent dimensions (V) 44
Constellation Gemini
Physical characteristics
Other designations NGC 2371,[1] NGC 2372[1]

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NGC 2371-2 is in the Gemini constellation which is visible in the latitudes between +90° and −60°.This nebula is easy to find because it lies southwest of Castor. Start at Castor and use the two bright stars that form an equilateral triangle to the southwest as a guide to tell you which direction to sweep. The nebula lies between the widest pair of three 7th magnitude stars that lie in a straight line. This planetary nebula is located at a distance of 4400 light years.

comet ison   NGC 2372  3 dec 2013 Gaherty-Gemini heavenly twin constellation castor

comet ison NGC 2372 3 dec 2013 Gaherty-Gemini heavenly twin constellation castor

Gemini stars comet ison by castor pollux dec 2013 tracking

Gemini stars comet ison by castor pollux dec 2013 tracking

#052424 hex color

#052424 hex color

comet ison track in space  gemini star

comet ison track in space gemini star

Gemini stars comet ison by castor pollux dec 2013 tracking

Gemini stars comet ison by castor pollux dec 2013 tracking

comet ison 2012 S1 nov 28 2013 orbit sun mercury venus earth alignment strong gravitational pull Sun

comet ison 2012 S1 nov 28 2013 orbit sun mercury venus earth alignment strong gravitational pull Sun

5 Things You Should Know About Comet ISON – The Countdown #36

yt notes

Nov 27, 2013
Comet ISON will be making its closest pass to the Sun tomorrow (Nov. 28). It’s unclear what will happen next: ISON could be torn apart by the Sun’s gravity. Or, it could escape with nothing more than a sunburn and begin the return journey to its birthplace in the Oort Cloud. Find out all the essential facts about ISON in our latest episode of The Countdown.

UPDATE 11/28: According to NASA, ISON did not survive its voyage around the sun, disappearing from the view of the Solar Dynamics Observatory before making its closest approach.
http://www.nasa.gov/content/goddard/c…

UPDATE 11/29: On Friday, NASA announced at least part of ISON’s core may actually have survived its close encounter with the sun. You can read more here: http://www.nasa.gov/content/goddard/c….