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Dear Comet ISON,
Please make up your mind and figure out what exactly you are doing.
Every time I check its something different. It disintegrated, it didn't, it did, it didn't, it DID!
I guess I'll just have to keep refreshing.. *sigh*
i respect phage as much as you. Sometimes its the status some members cast on him thats embarrasing and unfortunatly it may have gone to his head a tad.
This wins post of the year...... it goes to show you should never follow experts blindly. Although phage is mostly correct sometimes he is wrong.
Here you go Phage
edit on 28-11-2013 by HoboHumpinSloboBabe because: (no reason given)
The consensus is ison survived,how long will it be before phage joins the consensus and stop hanging around on the fringe lol,enjoy the humble pie.
I wish we had mor folks around here like Phage, always an intelligent and down to earth reply if you ask him something...
Kinda of low to bring him down on one little point, almost the whole astronomer community was of the opinion that Ison was history
How many times you've been wrong around here ?? No hard feelings...
edit on 29-11-2013 by drneville because: Damn english languace...
reply to post by voyger2
Earth is in the opposite side right now, but soon will cross the plane of ISON path, at about 2o'clock in the image above, later in december.edit on v20131311America/ChicagoFri, 29 Nov 2013 11:05:54 -06002 by voyger2 because: (no reason given)
reply to post by DenyObfuscation
it didn't say the reason why they were going off during that time only that they would be off
We plan to off-point at 17:30 UTC (12:30 pm ET) and return to normal solar observing at 20:45 UTC (3:45 pm ET).
Ison has survived its encounter with the sun – or at least part of it has. This means that it could still brighten sufficiently to be visible to the unaided eye in December's night skies. Estimates of what we will be able to see will improve over the next few days as astronomers track the comet's progress.
When will it be visible?
The comet is now moving away from the sun. It will be sufficiently far away from the sun's glare to become visible in the pre-dawn sky in the first week of December. The best time to start looking is around 6:30am from 2 December. The comet's tail will be sticking straight up into the sky.
reply to post by 0bserver1
what lesson will be learned from it ?
From a scientific perspective, quite a lot.
From an ATS perspective, not a thing. The next comet will produce the same nonsense.
reply to post by rickymouse
Didn't they say all the signs were that it had perished? My humble apologies if I am incorrect.