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

Accuracy improvements

The algorithm according to which real time distances and speeds are computed by TheSkyLive has been changed and improved in accuracy. This is a summary of the changes. Before: Speed values indicated the rate of change of the distance from ths Sun and Earth. That’s why, as some users reported, the speed of comet ISON…

C/2013 R1 Lovejoy has developed a wonderful tail

While ISON is approaching the Sun in the next few days and is currently invisible, Comet C/2013 Lovejoy is easily observable in the northern emisphere before the dawn, in the constellation of Canes Venatici, This picture (6 minutes exposure through a 10mm diameter astrograph), was taken on November 24 at 4:00 UTC. Despite the Moon…

Picture of Comet V/2012 V2 (LINEAR) on Nov 23 2013

The comet appears as a faint nebulosity in the rich star field of the Crux constellation. This image has been taken using the 510mm f4.4 telescope of the iTelescope Australian observatory in Siding Spring. Exposure time: 300 seconds, luminance filter. Additional information about about C/2012 V2 LINEAR: Live position Ephemerides and sky charts