Oct 20th, 2013 11350 UTC – Comet C/2012 ISON

Oct 20th, 2013 11350 UTC – Comet C/2012 ISON – 5 minutes exposure taken using the 0.51m f/4.5 reflector at iTelescope.net (Nerpio, ES). Comet observation conditions were non ideal because of bright Moon. Distance from Sun: 188.39 Million Km; Distance from Earth: 234.38 Million Km; Magnitude: 9.68; Constellation: Leo (ephemerides and data: theskylive.com).

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

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.