If you’ve even a passing interest in astronomy and the night sky, then you’ll have heard that there’s a good chance a very bright comet will be visible in the sky at the end of this year. That’s it up there, on that picture. Doesn’t look much, I know, but that was taken when the comet was a loooooong way away, and extremely faint. It’s still a long way away, but getting steadily brighter. We don’t know how bright Comet ISON will be at its best, predictions are varying widely and wildly, but we can predict in advance exactly where it will be, using planetarium and night sky mapping software.
Which is exactly why I’ve created this blog – to help people who want to see the comet do just that.
This blog is meant to help you plan for the arrival of Comet ISON in our sky in late 2013, and to show you where it will be – and that’s it! No in-depth scientific discussions, no analyses, no wild predictions, no End of The World nonsense, just updates on the comet’s progress, and easy to use charts and maps showing where the comet will be, and when. I hope you find it useful.
There’s a lot of absolute rubbish being talked and written about Comet ISON, all about how it will be brighter than the Full Moon, how it will blaze in the daytime… Now you’ve found this site you can ignore all that! 🙂
Let’s all cross our fingers for a good show late this year!