Sep 8th, 2013 05:25:39 UTC – Comet C/2012 ISON

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Sep 8th, 2013 05:25:39 UTC – Comet C/2012 ISON – Wide field camera picture. Distance from Earth: 417 million kilometers – Magnitude 12.4 (data: theskylive.com).

Few faint galaxies are visible in the field.

Comparison of the comet’s brightness with other stars in the field seems to confirm a visual magnitude of around 12.