I can see ISON ....
Posted by: pilotwingz on Oct-27-13 7:37 AM (EST)
..... through my 60x transit . It's very small to me , and right where it should be .
1st I located it with my field glasses this morning , then set up the transit . Took a little while with the transit because of the extreme narrow field of view .
Well , it's there but as said , very small to me ... wish I had a telescope , even a cheap one would do the trick right now .
This morning was a pleasant 38-40F. with extremely clear pre-dawn sky (5:30-6:30 am) , Chesapeake Bay bridge area , MD .
The Moon rises 1st in the east (waning , less than 1/2 moon) ... going down from the Moon on a decending 45 degree angle to the left you see Regulus and Mars ... following that line further down (about 1/3 the distance between Regulus and Mars) ... there is Comet ISON .
Would be a fine and impressionable sight in a decent field telescope !!
I think it's magnitude is aprox. a 9 or 10 (closer to a 9) , that's why field glasses can pick it up ...
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