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reply to post by bottleslingguy
please remove alterations to my quoted material.
ETA: They had to "off-point" from normal viewing in order to view the comet. The comet did not pass through the normal field of view of the SDO instruments used to try to view the comet.
Like I showed, they planned in advance to return to normal viewing at 3:45 pm ET. I think the comet would be out of view of SDO by this time.edit on 30-11-2013 by DenyObfuscation because: (no reason given)
I didn't alter anything
and if you are right about the comet not passing through the normal field of view then why do you see it in the one SDO frame?
wait why were they off-pointing again?
and what is the reason for it?
I don't think you were clear on that
and no all I did was copy and paste your words, nothing added nothing taken away.
and regarding the sdo footage with the one frame: where is Ison before it was in that spot which is obviously in view?
It doesn't make sense why they would stop recording it at all. they could watch it later so why would they turn their equipment off it during probably the most interesting point in the journey?
reply to post by cheesy
Why is the gov paying a private company SpaceX to deliver supplies to the space station instead of putting money into NASA to do it?
NASA findings benefit all where as corporate discoveries benefit one.
reply to post by drneville
my god this is really fast isnt it?
i mean.....really really really fast..
there are thousands of earths in that sun....a
edit on 1-12-2013 by kauskau because: (no reason given)
Mod say dont start a new Ison Thread anymore so i have to put this Significant warning here.. Comet ISON not Die..But This!, this dengerous, Comet Ison Fragment is Toward Us!
Has ISON changed course? Is it now a danger to Earth?
I'm still getting lots of questions about this, so it's important to address. It is also by far the most absolute and definite answer I can give. The answer is "NO" -- whatever is left of ISON, be it nucleus, rubble, or dust, -- the large chunk(s) will continue to follow the same orbit that we always said they would. The passage through the Sun, and any possible fragmentation, will not have made a difference. This means that ISON is absolutely NO THREAT to Earth in any way whatsoever. The comet, or its remains, will now pass harmlessly out into space, never to be seen again.
Folks also continue to be worried about a "meteor shower" at Earth so that's worth mentioning. As I understand it, Earth will probably pass through the remnant trail of comet ISON's tail some point early next year. The net result of this will be at least one or two, if not a handful, or extra shooting stars in the sky over a couple of nights. And that's it. Just shooting stars, just like we see every single night on Earth
... Mod say dont start a new Ison Thread anymore...
reply to post by puzzlesphere
To be honest we have had enough threads regarding comet ison, we don't really need anymore at the moment.. any additional info can be added to this one where it can be obtained easily rather than sift through untold crappy and pointless threads.
When planet Earth passes through the remnant trail of comet ISON's tail at some point early next year, we could be in for some very large meteors, and possibly even some very large meteorite impacts. I am not talking ELE, but larger than normal, and more than normal objects.