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Monthly Archive: January 2014

Jan 19 2014

The Comet Lovejoy Saga

CoverMosaic

CoverMosaic

During the last bit of 2013, comet ISON was not the only comet visible… Thank God, I’d say, because ISON turned out to be a real dud.…

Jan 01 2014

Looking back at comet ISON

ISON-calibrated

ISON-crop

Discovered in September 2012 by two Russian Astronomers (Vitali Nevski and Artyom Novichonok) with the 40-cm reflector of the International Scientific Optical Network (ISON) at the Observatory of Kislovodsk (Russia), this comet soon catches the attention of the scientific community, because its perihelion is expected very close to the scorching solar surface at 0.012 AU, i.e.…