posted on Oct, 30 2013 @ 05:03 PM
on the charactuer, in the image,,,,,holding a serpent,,, in that image,,, where would ison be?
It's not anywhere near the man with the serpent. ISON is currently underneath the lion (Leo constellation).
Since you like archaic pictures:
You can currently find it in the east before sunrise, as has already been mentioned in this thread.
I picked up a 12" dobsonian reflector over the summer and am slowly learning my way around the night sky.
I spent some time trying to find ISON this morning and didn't have any luck although viewing ISON this early is probably an overly ambitious goal at
my current skill level.
In fairness, it would be difficult for most people to spot in its present position.
At the moment it is rising next to the moon (increases difficulty because it washes out sky ) and is low on the horizon ( distorts viewing because the
light has more atmosphere to travel through)
Worst of all, it is shining at a meager magnitude 12 ( which means it is 600 times dimmer than the dimmest star you can see on the darkest night with
the naked eye. )
I did view Mars for a bit, but being in the same part of the sky as ISON it wasn't the best viewing I've enjoyed of our rusty colored neighbor.
I'll try again in the morning but don't expect to have any luck until December when ( if ) it rises again after perihelion.
This is its expected position and appearance looking west in mid-December...
edit on 30-10-2013 by Drunkenparrot because: (no reason given)