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    Any seen Ison Comet?

    Been checking at about 03H30 in the morning but no luck.

    If you saw it, what time?

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    From what I have heard it's only visible in the northern hemisphere, I have been tempted to wake up and have a loon but when temperatures are -29 like this morning the temptation fades

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    -29 in kommetjie?
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    Here's a visibility map for ISON



    Should still be visible in the northern parts of the country just before dawn

    However there's a suggestion it wont survive it's passage past the sun about now.

    Download Starwalk onto your phone, it will tell you where Ison is at any specific point in time
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    anyway, i heard somewhere its not a comet but rather an Isuzu 320 v6 winning a bet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LeonP View Post
    -29 in kommetjie?
    Yep, last I heard, that part of western Cape had sheared off and was now deeply seated in the ice plate off Antartica !
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    I quote

    "Thus this week will bring Comet ISONís moment of truth, its day of reckoning. The comet is close to the sun on our skyís dome now and wonít be seen from Earth this week except, perhaps, by a few experienced observers. However, NASA and ESAís fleet of sun-observing spacecraft will be watching it."

    http://earthsky.org/space/big-sun-di...acular-in-2013

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    Seems that ISON hasn't survived perihelion
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    shucks and I even bought the Android App to track it

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