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ScienceCasts: Amateur Astronomers See Comet ISON Approaching the Sun

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Published on Sep 23, 2013

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Comet ISON is still more than two months away from its spectacular close encounter with the sun. Already, the brightening comet has become a good target for backyard telescopes in the pre-dawn sky.

Amateur Astronomer Image Credits:

0:11 - Nirmal Paul, Canary Island, Teide, 09/16/2013
0:31 - Nick Howes & Ernesto Guido, Liverpool Telescope, 05/02/2013
(Credited as an annotation. Apologies for the original credit omission)
0:37 - Knut Schaeffner, Verclause, France, 09/14/2013
0:48 - Theodoros Giaourtsis, Vrastama Halkidikis, Greece, 09/08/2013
0:54 - Pete Lawrence, Selsey UK, 09/15/2013
1:06 - Efrain Morales Rivera, Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, 09/15/2013
1:25 - Christina, SLOOHs Robotic Observatory, Canary Islands, 08/29/2013
2:08 - Waldemar, Skorupa, Provence France, 09/05/2013
3:02 - Rolando Ligustri, Talmassons (UD) IT, MPC235, 09/07/2013
3:14 - Maximilian Teodorescu, Dumitrana (Ilfov), Romania, 09/07/2013
3:38 - Roy and Jodi McCullough, Salem, Ohio, 09/04/2013

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