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Comet ISON – Best Viewing times

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SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE:  As per the Sydney Observatory – The best chance to see Comet ISON will be from mid to late November 2013 in the mornings before sunrise and in the daytime about the date of perihelion on 29 November 2013.

The picture to the right relates to the East Coast of Australia (the number beside ISON denotes the viewing date in November 2013).

Details per http://www.nightskyinfo.com :

Naked eye map – Comet ISON location in early November – 30 minutes before sunrise, looking southeast.
Naked eye map – Comet ISON location in mid-November – 30 minutes before sunrise, looking southeast.
Naked eye map – Comet ISON location in late November – 30 minutes before sunrise, looking southeast.
Telescope map – Comet ISON position throughout November – field width 90°, stars to magnitude +5.5.

NORTHERN HEMISPHERE:   As per NASA – ‘In early December, it will be seen in the morning, low on the horizon to the east-southeast. In late December and early January, it will be visible all night long’.

Details per http://www.nightskyinfo.com :

Naked eye map – Comet ISON location in early December – 30 minutes before sunrise, looking east.
Naked eye map – Comet ISON location in mid-December – 30 minutes after sunset, looking west.
Naked eye map – Comet ISON location in late December – one hour after sunset, looking north.
Telescope map – Comet ISON position throughout December – field width 160°, stars to magnitude +4.5.

Comet ISON – Sun Grazing Comet – Videos

Here is a short video (only 2 mins) that shows the path of Comet ISON