Comet ISON Update

Many people are asking why we are still including Comet ISON’s data since, as a consequence of it’s perihelion passage, it”s nucleus has been most likely destroyed. We believe it still makes sense showing Comet ISON here since, whatever has remained of the comet, will contunue to move along the predicted trajectory, and will be…

New comet C/2013 X1 (PANSTARRS) added to TheSkyLive

The recently discovered comet C/2013 X1 (PANSTARRS) has been added to TheSkyLive. The comet is currently around magnitude 20, 1.3 billion kilometers from the Sun and it will reach its perihelion in April 2016. As shown by the light curve below, according to current computations, this comet could reach magnitude 7 during July 2016. Additional resources:…

Rosetta spacecraft and Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko

The Rosetta spacecraft and Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko have been added to TheSkyLive. Rosetta is a spacecraft built by ESA, the European Space Agency, and launched on Match 2 2004. Rosetta’s main objective is to study closely comet 67P, by orbiting around the comet for 17 months, and sending a robotic probe to land on its surface. The approach to the comet will…

Comet 154P/Brewington on November 30 2013

Comet 154P/Brewington, captured using the 430mm f6.8 astrograph of the iTelescope facility in Siding Springs. The comet is currently in pegasus, about 241 million km from the Sun and 175 million km from Earth. Further resources 154P/Brewington current position 154P/Brewington ephemerides