Before you leave a comment…

…just be aware that although the internet is now groaning audibly under the rapidly-increasing weight of websites, blogs and YouTube channels dedicated to ISON-related crackpot conspiracy theories, religious predictions and Apocalyptic BS, this blog is intended to provide information, advice and guidance to people wanting to find, observe and enjoy Comet ISON in the sky. It is a place of science. Think of it as a Babylon 5 of sanity in a nutter-infested universe of BS.

So if you’re one of the fruit loop brigade who insists on shouting to everyone that ISON is going to hit Earth, or shower us with flaming meteorites, or envelop us in poisonous gases, and if you’re telling everyone you know how NASA is “Hiding the truth” about Comet ISON, but YOU know the truth because you heard all about it from a woman on YouTube, and won’t be told otherwise, well, this isn’t the place for you. Seriously, it isn’t. There are lots of websites and blogs you can go to for that kind of rubbish, and I hope you enjoy them; it’s your right to believe that crap even though the rest of the world accepts the observations and calculations of scientists who are a bazillion times brighter than you would be if you ate only fish for a year.

So, if after reading all the above you still, for some bizarre reason, feel the need to post a trollesque comment on my blog, telling me – most likely with appalling spelling and even more appalling grammar – that I’m wrong, whining at me that I’m part of The Conspiracy, sneering that all the scientists and NASA and everyone else is wrong, I’m going to delete it, so don’t waste your time. I fully support freedom of speech, it’s important, but freedom of speech doesn’t mean freedom to write utter b*****ks here. So, just bear that in mind before you start tapping away, ok?

Thanks! 🙂

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28 Responses to “Before you leave a comment…”

  1. I benefit from looking at your internet site.
    Kudos!

  2. Nearly every morning since August I have seen something with my eye that takes 1-3 minutes and may be a fireball or comet debris. It was initially around 6 a.m. getting a minute or two later until yesterday, at 7:02 a.m. I am facing east and the trail goes right to left. It is approx. in the same position on a near daily basis, kind of shocking me. Could this be debris from the comet Isos? I need answers. Thanks.

    • No, it can’t be debris from ISON Helen. The comet is on the opposite side of the Sun from us, it’s tail is pointing away from us, so anything coming off it is going away from us, too. As for what you’re actually seeing, no idea, sorry.

  3. On the island of Zakynthos, in the Ionian Sea, in Greece. At approx 1940 hrs local time [GMT + 3], saw a really bright light, which i took at first to be a star, but others with me said it was moving,Which eventually proved right when looking at in thru’ binoculars, and after 5 – 10 minutes it disappeared, going in a west, north-west direction. Seems we were looking at it from a slightly-offside rear view. Would be interested to know if it was ISON, if not what it could possibly have been. Thanks. Angela Spinou.

    • Well, it definitely wasn’t Comet ISON; ISON is still only visible through rather large telescopes, and won’t be visible to the naked eye until at least mid-November. For something to be visible in the sky for that long… I don’t know. Satellites take less than a minute to cross the sky usually, so I’m a bit lost, to be honest. Maybe a plane way, waay off in the distance, that’s my best guess. Sorry I can’t be more help, but ISON, definitely not, sorry.

    • In Arkansas and my daughter-in-law saw something similiar.

  4. Bro, who paid you to say that <–(o_o)–<
    I applaud your common sense, i cannot comprehend why people are so suspect-able to perceive the world is in "their hands" these days and therefore Zealously preach the "truth" everywhere. With all the imaginative conspiracies created in our days, we might go down in history as carrying bigger nutters than the times of religion..

    In other news;
    I heard October 15 were recommended in spotting the comet, hope you catch it 🙂

  5. Love this blog and the science is great, yes I too rant and rave at all the nutters for their gullibility and ignorance…to no avail. Maybe they’ll all roll down to Florida and into the ocean 🙂

  6. Although I am at a loss as to why NASA has yet to reveal the early October 2013 Mars systems generated pictures of ISON (the 2 rovers and the 2 satellites), I agree with you… The Planet X and Dark Twin nonsense was getting old. How can relatively intelligent humans buy into such rubbish? If you have a backyard telescope and you are up at 4:30am, you can see ISON in Constellation Leo just south of Mars. It’s not all that much to look at yet this 11/6/13.

  7. I’m pretty sure comet ISON can be seen by the naked eye. There’s a what appears to be a really bright ‘star’ in the sky that’s being trailed by a thin beam of light. Its appearance is not as constant as a ‘star’ you can clearly tell it’s unusual and that it’s something that’s plotting its own course. Initially it seem as though it was getting closer but after a while it was more like it was drifiting away. But it’s there and it’s very unique.

    • Noele, thanks for your comment but I’m afraid you’re wrong. ISON is still far, far too faint to be seen with the naked eye – I know this for a fact because I’ve been looking for and more recently observing it myself. I wish it was as bright as you say, it would make it a lot easier to photograph! 🙂 No, ISN is still just a tiny smudge in a telescope, and just about visible as a fuzzy star in a pair of binoculars. I think what you’re seeing is either Venus, after sunset, or Jupiter, late in the evening. They both look very bright. But ISON? Sorry, you’re not seeing that, as the photos I’ve taken, and put up on this blog, show.

  8. Hmm, cool of you to let anyone post. I/we just want the truth(s!). Not saying doom and gloom but things don’t add up about the current theory at least and seems to be missing images and suspicious failures.
    Ison observing campaign people skipped out on their AMA session on Reddit. The BRRISON mission failed, not pics from mars.
    What happened to that planned “sounding rocket” they were supposed to launch the other day too.

    They keep saying; “its breaking up!” because to them that is the only way to explain quick increases in visibility, yet it remains intact about a dozen times now!

    They say the same thing when it rapidly diminishes; that is MUST of “disintegrated” since it’s getting CLOSER to the sun, yet rapidly dimming!

    Contradictions, omissions, and obvious utter nonsense is why we question and are concerned.

    There are lots of valid points that are beyond a preponderance of doubt(well to me and many others)!

    Electric Comet theory has substantial more merit and logic to it then this obsession and insistence on dirty snowballz/sublimation being the ONLY significant mechanism at work in this phenomenom.

    Again, do like and appreciate your blog. Maybe you would like to check
    out the Thunderbolts.info website or specifically check this short and VERY good vid about that most recent asteroid that went comet! They even renamed it to a comet since asteroids can NOT do that(according to standard theory)

    http://www.thunderbolts.info/wp/mm/

    they have two very eloquent, amazing and well done videos/docs on youtube about the Electric Universe and Electric Comet.

    Hope you got to see it before perihelion; I tried but could not see for some reason(with tele or binocs!) I did see lovejoy a lil ways off the big dipper though(i am basically certain, was faint though)

    Oh man we are almost there, sure do hope it puts on one of the greatest shows ever! The Secchi, Lasco images have been good. SOHO tomorrow should be awesome!

  9. Thanks for you time to write this material, Love your blog.

  10. Thank you nice article…

  11. I really appreciate the sanity you display here. Your very right that online is a great place for the exchange of ideas, but all to often the trolls come out and really skew the discussion. Thx.

  12. Thank you for the laugh! Well said 🙂

    Lamb

  13. Hah 🙂 Nice post and even better image hah ;p

  14. Hahaha…it’s funny. You are smart for joke

  15. Nice post and even better image lol
    =)

  16. Contradictions, omissions, and obvious utter nonsense is why we question and are concerned.

    There are lots of valid points that are beyond a preponderance of doubt(well to me and many others)!

  17. Again, do like and appreciate your blog. Maybe you would like to check
    out the Thunderbolts.info website or specifically check this short and VERY good vid about that most recent asteroid that went comet! They even renamed it to a comet since asteroids can NOT do that(according to standard theory)

  18. Comical stuff! very smart.

  19. No, it can’t be debris from mark cavalay.

  20. Love this blog and the science is great, yes I too rant and rave at all the nutters for their gullibility and ignorance…to no avail. Maybe they’ll all roll down to Florida and into the ocean 🙂

  21. Love this blog and the science is great, yes I too rant and rave at all the nutters for their gullibility and ignorance…to no avail. Maybe they’ll all roll down

  22. Really well thought out and debated. Going to rack my brain now!

  23. love reading your blog

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