Comet ISON continues to speed toward the sun, brightening as it approaches a November 28 rendezvous with our nearest stellar neighbor.
Since ISON is only visible for a short time in the predawn hours, we don’t plan on any public viewing up through Thanksgiving. If ISON does survive the sun and is clearly visible, we may then view it.
For more information about the potential fate of ISON, read Matthew’s Knight’s account at http://tinyurl.com/pyc9qvs. To see a constantly updated calculation of ISON’s speed, and distance to both the sun and Earth, see Emory University’s Distance Calculator at http://tinyurl.com/n6pb5wu.